Cheesecake Popsicles

I’m a little envious of everyone who will be making festive red, white, and blue desserts this weekend.  I really wish I could get whipped cream all over my fingers while carefully arranging strawberries, blueberries and raspberries on a cake to resemble an American flag.  My 4th of July dessert will not contain such cuteness.

I’ll tell ya why:  Mr. Dessert For Two is a former Marine who served in Iraq in 2005.  I’ve decided that he gets whatever kind of dessert he wants on holidays that have anything to do with military service or patriotism.  And the truth is, fruit desserts aren’t his favorite.  His favorite kind of dessert is one that is rich, indulgent and very sweet.  Oh, bless his Southern heart.

When he sees a box of cream cheese in the fridge his mind immediately goes to cheesecake.  I’m still on this don’t-turn-the-oven-on-til-fall bender, so the frozen cheesecake was born.  Dip it in chocolate and graham cracker crumbs and it’s a winner.  If you want to drop tiny chunks of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries in your cheesecake popsicles, go ahead.  Can I also recommend a swirl of blueberry jam?  Or, instead of dark chocolate, dip them in white chocolate blended with a little strawberry jam?

This weekend, I want y’all to thank any current and former military personnel that you know for their service.  It is greatly appreciated and they never tire of hearing it.  Let’s pause to remember it’s people like them that make America great.

If you want to give back to a fellow American, check out the bake sale to beat cancer that the lovely Lauren from Keep It Sweet is holding this week.  If you were intrigued by my healthy multigrain biscotti made with quinoa flour, whole wheat flour, oat flour, wheat germ and cornmeal, you can bid on them to win!  I will personally make you a batch of biscotti using farm-fresh eggs, oranges from my trees, and local almonds.  Actually, we have lemon trees and pistachios from the orchard down the road too, if that combination suits you better.

I hope y’all have a great 4th of July!

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Cheesecake Popsicles
 
Makes 1 cup, or 2 4-oz. popsicles
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1-2 graham crackers, crushed
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and lemon juice.
  2. Pour into your popsicle molds. Freeze overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, unmold the popsicles, dip in melted chocolate then graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately, or place them back in the freezer for the chocolate to harden.

Comments

  1. says

    Thank you is not enough, but please pass on my thank you to Mr. Dessert for Two and thank YOU for your support of all who served and continue to serve. Rarely does a day go by that I am not thankful to live in the U.S. of A and am grateful for all who contributed then and now!

  2. says

    Are you kidding me?! Holy. Cow. I love that you make the Mr whatever he wants for the 4th of July. It’s a sentimental holiday for us, too because of Steve’s deployment and he actually proposed on the 4th of July right before a big fireworks show. :) Give him a big, big thanks for us! And thank YOU for putting this idea in my head.

    by the way, I love how you made them stand up for the picture. :)

  3. says

    Hey, I’m a new reader and boy do these look delicious! Not only delicious, but I like the fact that they are for two people. There have been so many times where I have wanted to make a batch of something, but not the /whole/ batch. Your blog looks very nice :)

  4. says

    Christina, that’s so ingenious how you topped them off with the graham cracker crumbs — and frozen cheesecake sounds wonderful, as hot as it’s been! Please thank your hubby for us, too — we appreciate his service greatly. Have a Happy 4th of July!

  5. says

    What a great idea! I love cheesecake in any form and so does the mister. Independence day is super special for me too, not only was my grandfather a Lt Col in the Army that served 3 tours of Vietnam and 2 in Korea, the 4th of July was my grandparents wedding anniversary. They eloped in 1953, using the fireworks a few towns over as an excuse to drive off into the sunset. No one knew they were married for 6 weeks! I love celebrating our country, our soldiers, and their love every Summer.

  6. says

    You are so sweet! I bet hubby loves getting to chose whatever he wants.

    These cheesecake popsicles are genius! Love it. And I’m with hubby on this one…cheesecake always sounds amazing!

  7. says

    My husband’s favorite dessert is also cheesecake. When we go out to restaurants, that’s the dessert he orders if it’s on the menu. Drives me a little crazy, really. I should make these for him. He would seriously love it.

  8. says

    gotta love the hubby’s, they are awesome. mine also served two tours in Iraq (army -medic) and pleasing him with his favorite comfort food is always a joy. I am sure my hubby would love these great cheesecake pops! thanks for sharing.

    bonnie

  9. Karen says

    I made these a few weeks ago, our ice pop molds are small – so I was able to get 4, plus one large ice cube out of the recipe. Even without dipping them in chocolate they were a huge hit with my family (7 and 2 year old and my husband.) Thanks for the inspiration.
    Most of the time I cook big batches and freeze extras – but this was a great treat.

  10. emily W. says

    Hey there! Thank you for the recipe. This might just do the trick for this evening when my only task for dinner is to bring a small dessert to a friend’s house and I am COMPLETELY OUT OF BUTTER. How does this even happen?! I, for one, don’t know. Can’t have anything to do with two batches of your lemon cream cupcakes in addition to plenty of indulgent weekend breakfast foods requiring gobs and gobs of butter…
    Anywho. Also wanted to thank your husband for his service. I served with many Marines myself over in Ramadi in 2005-2006, so my virtual ears perked up when I read that. My (also military) hubby, like yours, also tends to get whatever dessert he wants on such holidays lol. Thanks again!

  11. Chris says

    This is a cute post! Thanks to you both for your sacrifices for our country. My heart always goes out to the the military service people and their spouses (and children) as you all make huge sacrifices for our freedom. Can’t wait to try this easy dessert!

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