Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Here in Austin, summers are survived by snoozing in the air conditioning, splashing around in swimming pools, and slurping icy cold frozen treats. My favorite one to beat the heat with is a fruity, flavorful popsicle. Even better when they’re booze-ified!

These Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles are tart yet sweet, with a buttery graham cracker bottom crust, and are super fun to make! You can use your favorite berries if raspberries don’t do it for ya… Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries all check out just fine in this recipe.

For an extra bit of raspberry flavor (because, in my opinion, you can never have enough!), I used a splash of McCormick Raspberry Extract. Though the berries have plenty of flavor, this extract really amplifies the tangy sweetness, and even the color, of these creamy popsicles.

You can also use different extracts like orange, lemon, or coconut for a tropical twist!

With McCormick extracts and food colorings, the flavor possibilities for your frozen summer treats are endless! They also have many refreshing popsicle recipes to help you beat the heat, like Strawberry-Lemonade and Watermelon Cooler Pops. I can’t wait to give these a try!

Try these tasty, easy-to-make popsicles for a summer treat that you’ll want to make again and again. The kids in your life will love them, too!

Just remember, if you’re serving them during a scorchin’ Texas summer, grab a couple napkins – These can get melty in the mega-heat, but are still oh-so delicious!

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Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Yield: Makes 8-10 popsicles, depending on the size of your popsicle mold

Ingredients:

1 (8 oz.) package light or regular cream cheese

1/4 cup light or regular sour cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk (any kind – I used skim)

1/2 teaspoon McCormick Raspberry Extract

3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (or any berries)

6 standard-sized graham crackers

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:

In a food processor, add cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, milk, and raspberry extract. Process until well combined. Add raspberries and pulse to combine.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1 inch of the top empty for the crust (if you don’t have popsicle molds, use small paper cups and popsicle sticks).

In a food processor, add graham crackers and process until fine crumbs remain. While food processor is running, add melted butter in a slow stream until the mixture resembles wet sand.

Divide the crust evenly between the popsicles, pressing down gently to compact. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

Enjoy!

Here’s the popsicle mold I used.

If you find your popsicles are slightly difficult to remove from the molds, run them under hot water on each side for a few seconds. They should pop right out.

Use other extract flavors like lemon, orange, or coconut for a tropical twist!

Adapted from Domestic Fits

      

55 Responses to “Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles”

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 3, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    I need to get popsicle molds so I can make these…they seriously look so amazing!! I love this idea and never would have thought of it…

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — June 3, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    Well, aren’t these pink Raspberry Cheesecake Pops the cutest ever! Love the graham cracker crust and I’m all for “amplifying” flavor! Love the photo with a bite taken, Georgia! xo

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 3, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    It was over a hundred here in LA this weekend so yes, popsicles are a must! Love that graham cracker crust too!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 3, 2013 @ 1:16 am

    These are the prettiest pops ever! Simply stunning, Georgia!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 3, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    I could go on a Popsicle binge with these beauties! Yum!

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    Kathryn — June 3, 2013 @ 3:37 am

    Woah…these look amazing!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 3, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    These are TOO cute! And a great way to beat the Texas heat! Will definitely be trying this summer!

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    Eileen — June 3, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    These look like the PERFECT summer treat to me. What kind of popsicle mold do you have?

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    Eileen — June 3, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Never mind Georgia – I just saw your link for the mold – headed there now!

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    TheCafeSucreFarine — June 3, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Wow, what a treat for a hot summer day! Perfect, thanks!

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    Prem — June 3, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Pure genius!

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    Tieghan — June 3, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    I LOVE the graham crackers at the bottom! what an awesome idea! Really these are so pretty and sound so good! What a fun and delicious recipe Georgia!

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    Paula — June 3, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    These are as pretty looking as I’m sure they are delicious.

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — June 3, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    These are so cute! Maybe if I make them I’ll encourage the sun out here!!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — June 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Makes me want to purchase some pop molds! Though, whenever I do have some sort of freezer mold things always fall apart on me. Oh well. I still want to invest in one!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 3, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    If you could see me right now, you’d see little hearts popping out of my eyeballs. I LOVE raspberry and cheesecake, and I’m even more in love with the idea of an icy popsicle having a crust. Seriously. Incredible.

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 3, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Mmm, these look just perfect for a summer treat! Love the graham cracker crust :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 3, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    I have yet to use my popsicle molds. I need to make these!

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    Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily — June 3, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    These look just incredibly delicious and beautiful! Perfect for a summer party…
    Thanks,
    J+C

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 3, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    These popsicles look unbelievably delicious and beautiful!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 3, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    These look amazing! I need to get popsicle molds!

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    Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare — June 3, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    These are SO CUTE and super clever! What a great idea!

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    Jessica - The Novice Chef — June 3, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    Ohhh wow! I don’t think I have ever seen such a beautiful popsicle in my life!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 3, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    Dang – 90 degrees and sunny right now, wish I had these!

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    Monet — June 3, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Ah! I just love these Georgia! The crust is so special…I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I’m sure they are a must in this Austin heat!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — June 3, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    I love the graham cracker crusts at the bottom. how neat!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — June 3, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Gosh these are adorable. I love the graham cracker rimmed bottoms!

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    Reeni — June 3, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    What lovely little treats Georgia! I love the graham cracker crust! So clever. i need to get my hands on a popsicle maker.

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    Ruth — June 3, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    Hello Georgia,

    This is simply awesome!! I have never seen such a beautiful popsicle ever…I am definitly going to try this out. Could you tell me if I dont have sour cream, what can I substitute it with? Thanks a ton :-)

    • Georgia — June 4th, 2013 @ 8:36 am

      Thank you for such a sweet comment, Ruth! In place of sour cream, you could try using plain yogurt. I’ve never tried it, but it should work just as well.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 3, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous, Georgia! And the photos are so good!

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    Jaclyn — June 4, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    I’m in love with raspberry cheesecake, I would love love love these! Great recipe!

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    Joanne — June 4, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    These are so fun! The graham cracker crust is such a nice touch…bet it feels like you’re eating a slice of pie!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — June 4, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    The heat is making its way to Virginia and I’m whimpering in the air conditioning :( These popsicles would make it much more bearable!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 4, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    I honest to goodness think these are the pretties popsicles I’ve ever seen. Georgia – you are amazing with that camera! And that lighting! And your creativity. I didn’t think popsicles could be gorgeous, but you did it. PS: raspberry cheesecake is my weakness. Just made a raspberry cheesecake dessert for the cookbook last week ;)

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    angela @ another bite please — June 4, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    that graham cracker crust…oh my goodness what a treat.

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    Honey, What's Cooking — June 4, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Firstly your pics are gorgeous… I’m having a hard time with summer in NY, I wonder how Texas is. TOday it’s cool again, but I heard over the weekend was 93.. yikes! I wanna visit Austin someday, I hear it is the best amongst Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

    • Georgia — June 4th, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

      You bet yer bootstraps! You’d love Austin! We sure do. :)

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ — June 4, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    I like the idea of using a fruit extract so to enhance the fruity flavor!

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    Jan — June 4, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    These popsicles look almost too pretty to eat. They’d be great for the 4th of July!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — June 4, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, I think I could eat half a dozen of these today. :) The crumbs at the bottom are perfect!

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    Monica — June 4, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    These popsicles are so pretty and I love the graham crackers at the bottom – great idea and makes them all the more unique!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — June 4, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    I haven’t had a popsicle in ages, and I would love one of these raspberry cheesecake ones! The graham cracker bottom looks perfect!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — June 5, 2013 @ 6:02 am

    I wish it was summer here now. I want one of these. Not only are they pretty to look at but I can imagine how wonderful they are to eat.

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — June 5, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Gosh Georgia these are so beautiful! Not only do they sound like the *perfect* summer treat- but they are so well photographed! Go Girl!

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    Dina — June 5, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    these sound like a perfect summer treat! never thought to use fruit extract in this way. good idea!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 5, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    Seriously, I want to eat these popsicles right now! I am keeping the recipe in my inbox until I make these myself. :D Prettiest Popsicle ever and I finally bought Popsicle molds after seeing this post. ;)

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 5, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    Your photos are so gorgeous and the popsicles sure look fantastic!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — June 7, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    These look SO awesome! I have to try something similar. It’s been so warm here this year, I’m ready for popsicles already :D

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    Jeremy Norton — June 10, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    This looks really exciting to make and the kids will surely love this. Just a perfect treat for the summer.

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    Ashley — June 12, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    These are beautiful! What a pretty summertime treat :)

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    The Eternal Traveller — June 14, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    I came here via The World’s Best 10 of Anything. These popsicles look divine. I’m looking forward to reading more and have signed up to receive updates. I love reading food blogs.

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    Laura | My Little Gourmet — July 26, 2013 @ 6:23 am

    These look so delicious! I just had to include them in my post today…of course with a link back to your lovely blog. :) Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar — July 23, 2014 @ 8:16 am

    These Popsicles look beautiful. You captured them so perfectly in your photos! They look delicious! I need to get on the Popsicle band wagon soon and get myself a Popsicle mold! Which one do you use?

    • Georgia — July 23rd, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

      Hi Jessica – Sorry, I’m not sure of the brand of popsicle mold but you can find them at most kitchen supply stores.

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