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June 20, 2018

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

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These tangy, naturally sweet Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles make a refreshing sweet treat for a hot summer day. Roast strawberries in the oven with maple syrup, then toss with lemon zest, cream cheese, yogurt and maple syrup. When combined, pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Once frozen, sprinkle with Graham cracker crumbs, and enjoy! These naturally sweetened Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops are the perfect summer dessert!

Four Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles are shown from above on a white platter on a marble background

The photos and recipe for these Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops were originally published on July 23, 2012. The photographs, along with the text of this blog post, were updated on June 20, 2018.

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You know the days where you wake up with a craving and can’t get it out of your head (or tastebuds) until you have some?

I crawled out of bed on Saturday needing cheesecake.

So, like a normal person, I made something to satisfy my sweet tooth… and it all started with roasted strawberries, yogurt and cream cheese. Because, clearly, going out to purchase a cheesecake was asking waaaaay too much and would take waaaaay too much time. (Ha.)

Collage of strawberries before and after roasting for the Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popicles

It’s Popsicle Week, and I’m thrilled to be bringing y’all yet another delectable frozen treat.

We’re actually revamping an old recipe because…

  1. They’re really tasty.
  2. They needed new photos.
  3. We’re all about strawberries in our house these days.
  4. The original recipe needed a little something more, and we finally figured out what that was!

So if you’re into sweet, roasted strawberries and creamy cheesecake flavors, these popsicles are for you!

Collage, featuring a bowl of the popsicle base mixture and the popsicles in the molds for Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Why do you call these Cheesecake Popsicles?

Because they’re popsicles that resemble a cheesecake.

My favorite kind of cheesecake is a plain rendition, topped with macerated strawberries. These popsicles have the tart creaminess of the cheesecake paired with the sweetness of the strawberries.

A Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicle sits on a plate of Graham cracker crumbs before consuming

Can I make these popsicles lower fat?

YES!

I’ve used lower fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt in the past for this recipe, and they work out just fine. You’ll have a slightly icier pop than you would if you were using a higher fat yogurt or cream cheese, but it still works and tastes good.

Can I make these Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles dairy free?

I’m sure you could, and I’m sure it would be fine… but I haven’t done experimenting with this and cannot confirm if there is a substitution that would be perfect for this recipe.

Several Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles are stacked on top of each other on a white platter

What do I need to make Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles?

Two Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops sit on a white platter

I’m not sure I would like these Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles. Do you have any other popsicle recommendations?

I sure do!

Think you’d be interested in some BOOZY popsicles? Got you covered there, too…

Pinterest graphic for Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops, featuring a woman holding one of the popsicles in hand

Interested in making these beauties…

Check out how you can do it below!

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
Yield: 10 popsicles

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freeze Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 35 minutes

These tangy, naturally sweet Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops make a refreshing sweet treat for a hot summer day. Roast strawberries in the oven with maple syrup, then toss with lemon zest, cream cheese, yogurt and maple syrup. When combined, pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Once frozen, sprinkle with Graham cracker crumbs, and enjoy! These naturally sweetened Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Pops are the perfect summer dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries (frozen OK)
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons lemon zest, about the amount of zest from a small lemon
  • 1 sheet Graham Crackers, crushed

Instructions

Roast the Strawberries

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine strawberries with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. 
  3. Pour the strawberry and maple mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Transfer to the preheated oven oven and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until strawberries have broken down, released their juices and browned slightly. (Check on the strawberries at the 20 minute marker and see how they're doing.)
  5. When the strawberries have finished baking, remove from the oven. Let cool for 15 minutes. 

Make the Popsicles

  1. While the strawberries cool, measure out the rest of the maple syrup, cream cheese, yogurt and  lemon zest in a blender. Blend until combined.
  2. Pour the popsicle base mixture into a large bowl. 
  3. Carefully transfer the strawberries and their juices to the large bowl with the popsicle base. Stir carefully until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
  5. The next day, pull the pops out of their molds, sprinkle with crushed Graham Crackers and enjoy!

Notes

If you're someone who likes sweeter desserts, I'd advise adding a little more maple syrup to the popsicle base if you think it tastes too tart. I like a less sweet dessert, but I know that doesn't float everyone's boat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

3 oz. popsicle

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 101 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 50mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Do you sometimes crave a certain dessert?

If so, what is it? And is it something easy to find?

The photos and recipe for these Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Popicles were originally published on July 23, 2012. The photographs, along with the text of this blog post, were updated on June 20, 2018.

11 Comments

  1. Anna

    Erin, your photography is absolutely stunning. Love your flavour combination. Roasted strawberries are a totally novel idea for me. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

    • Erin

      Anna, thank you so much. You are too sweet! I completely agree — up until a few weeks ago, roasted strawberries were a totally novel idea for me, too, and they are SO GOOD. You must try them!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Lynn! Hopefully, there is some restaurant/bakery that has fabulous cheesecake somewhere near you!

  2. Suzanne

    Awesome idea. I need to make these gorgeous pops! Thanks for your kind words about my peach pie 🙂

    • Erin

      Thanks, Suzanne! These pops have been a nice sweet treat for the hot summer days we’ve been experiencing in Louisiana. And you’re welcome — your peach pie looked delightful, and I loved the story and sentiment behind it!

  3. Heather@French Press

    I love roasted berries, and I cannot get over how beautiful your photos are; now I’m craving these pops

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