Cherry Coke Popsicles are just so darned cute I can barely stand it. Not only that, they taste great. I have been dragging my feet with this homemade Popsicle craze, but now that I have made these, my first effort, I’m sure I will be testing more flavors. Making them is just so much fun!
One of my favorite drinks as a young teenager was Cherry Coke. I don’t mean the kind you buy already mixed, but the kind ordered at a soda shop – the kind where cherry flavoring is added to cola and garnished with a maraschino cherry. YUM!
That is exactly what these Cherry Coke Popsicles taste like.
There is only one problem with them – they melt so fast! Maybe photographing them in 85-degree weather had something to do with that. Whatever the reason, just be prepared with a bowl to hold under your chin to catch the drippings. Once you finish the frozen Popsicle, you still have the dribbles to look forward to.
Cherry Coke Popsicles
- 16-20 oz cola
- 1 jar maraschino cherries - will need 12-24 cherries
- Separate maraschino cherries from the maraschino cherry juice. Keep the juice and cherries.
- Cut 18-24 cherries in-half then place 3-6 cherry halves in the Popsicle freezer molds.
- Pour maraschino cherry juice over the cherries in each mold to fill 1/3 up each mold.
- Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- When the cherry juice is frozen, move on to the next step.
- Pour cola over the cherries and juice in each mold - leaving 1/4" head-space in each mold.
- Cover and place Popsicle sticks down into each Popsicle - push firmly and into the frozen cherry portion.
- Freeze overnight.
- When ready to serve, gently remove the Popsicles. If needed, dip the molds (do not immerse) in lukewarm water but just for a few seconds and only long enough to loosen the Popsicles.