So sweet & summery! These fun-to-make fruity popsicles are a creamy, tart and sweet treat for beating the heat. All you need are basic ingredients!
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!
Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles
- 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
- 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.
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…
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
It was over a hundred here in LA this weekend so yes, popsicles are a must! Love that graham cracker crust too!
These are the prettiest pops ever! Simply stunning, Georgia!
I could go on a Popsicle binge with these beauties! Yum!
Woah…these look amazing!
These are TOO cute! And a great way to beat the Texas heat! Will definitely be trying this summer!
These look like the PERFECT summer treat to me. What kind of popsicle mold do you have?
Never mind Georgia – I just saw your link for the mold – headed there now!
Wow, what a treat for a hot summer day! Perfect, thanks!
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!
These are as pretty looking as I’m sure they are delicious.
These are so cute! Maybe if I make them I’ll encourage the sun out here!!
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!
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.
Mmm, these look just perfect for a summer treat! Love the graham cracker crust :)
I have yet to use my popsicle molds. I need to make these!
These look just incredibly delicious and beautiful! Perfect for a summer party…
These popsicles look unbelievably delicious and beautiful!
These look amazing! I need to get popsicle molds!
These are SO CUTE and super clever! What a great idea!
Ohhh wow! I don’t think I have ever seen such a beautiful popsicle in my life!
Dang – 90 degrees and sunny right now, wish I had these!
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!
I love the graham cracker crusts at the bottom. how neat!
Gosh these are adorable. I love the graham cracker rimmed bottoms!
What lovely little treats Georgia! I love the graham cracker crust! So clever. i need to get my hands on a popsicle maker.
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 :-)
These are absolutely gorgeous, Georgia! And the photos are so good!
I’m in love with raspberry cheesecake, I would love love love these! Great recipe!
These are so fun! The graham cracker crust is such a nice touch…bet it feels like you’re eating a slice of pie!
The heat is making its way to Virginia and I’m whimpering in the air conditioning :( These popsicles would make it much more bearable!
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.
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 ;)
that graham cracker crust…oh my goodness what a treat.
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.
You bet yer bootstraps! You’d love Austin! We sure do. :)
I like the idea of using a fruit extract so to enhance the fruity flavor!
These popsicles look almost too pretty to eat. They’d be great for the 4th of July!
Oh my gosh, I think I could eat half a dozen of these today. :) The crumbs at the bottom are perfect!
These popsicles are so pretty and I love the graham crackers at the bottom – great idea and makes them all the more unique!
I haven’t had a popsicle in ages, and I would love one of these raspberry cheesecake ones! The graham cracker bottom looks perfect!
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.
Gosh Georgia these are so beautiful! Not only do they sound like the *perfect* summer treat- but they are so well photographed! Go Girl!
these sound like a perfect summer treat! never thought to use fruit extract in this way. good idea!
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. ;)
Your photos are so gorgeous and the popsicles sure look fantastic!
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
This looks really exciting to make and the kids will surely love this. Just a perfect treat for the summer.
These are beautiful! What a pretty summertime treat :)
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.
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!
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?
Hi Jessica – Sorry, I’m not sure of the brand of popsicle mold but you can find them at most kitchen supply stores.