Consideration for this post was provided by DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice.
Cherry and pineapple are a match made in heaven – especially when paired together in these Cherry Pineapple Popsicles. An icy summer treat that’s perfect for cooling off on the patio.
Why is it that pineapple and cherries seem to go so well together? Could it be that their bright colors are just so darn pretty together? Or, is it that the acidity of the pineapple is the perfect pairing for ripe, sweet cherries? Really, what would a pineapple upside down cake be without the cherries on top? Boring.
I absolutely love the flavor combination, and I have since I was a kid. Whenever the ice cream truck would stop by, I’d always grab for the pineapple cherry ice pops.
Whatever happened to ice cream trucks, by the way? Can we bring them back? I was at home last weekend and I could have sworn that I heard the music of an ice cream truck playing just a couple blocks away. The kid in me wanted to run outside and check it out, but the adult in me was happy with my glass of rosé and Real Housewives playing on the television.
Ever since then, I’ve not been able to get those ice pops out of my head. #MissedOpportunity
So, I went to work on handcrafting these guys:
It really just takes three ingredients to make these yummy ice pops. The flavors are straightforward: cherry, DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice, and, if you’re so inclined, a bit of simple syrup (which is just sugar and water). If you prefer a more natural-style ice pop, feel free to leave out the simple syrup entirely. The pineapple juice brings out an exotic and refreshing flavor!…