Blueberry Chèvre Cheesecake Popsicles

10 popsicles
30 min prep time
3 hrs total time

Bright berries, a hint of lemon and vanilla, creamy fresh goat cheese, and a crumble of graham crackers make these popsicles little addicting treats on a warm day. Feel free to swap the blueberries for any fresh summer berry you like. 

Ingredients

Blueberry Layer

1 1/2 cups fresh (or frozen, thawed blueberries)

1/2 medium lemon, zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons organic granulated sugar (more if your berries are on the tart side)

1/3 cup water

Cheesecake Layer

3 ounces Vermont Creamery Classic Goat Cheese softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup whole milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract (or seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean)

1/2 medium lemon, zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

6 tablespoons organic granulated sugar

1/3 cup graham crackers, crumbled

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Combine the blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the juices are reduced by half and bubbling thickly, 5-10 more minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then puree smooth. You should have about 1 scant cup.

  • STEP 2

    In the pitcher of a blender, combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, milk, vanilla, lemon zest and juice, and sugar and puree smooth.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the blueberry puree among 10 (3-ounce) popsicle molds. Gently pour the cheesecake layer over the blueberry layer, leaving a scant half-inch of space at the top. Use a chopstick to swirl the layers together slightly. Crumble the graham crackers on top of the cheesecake layer and press crumbles into the mixture so they stay put when frozen. Place popsicle sticks in the molds and freeze until solid, several hours or overnight. Remove from molds and enjoy or store airtight for up to a week or two.

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The Bojon Gourmet

Recovering pastry chef-turned food photographer, Alanna Taylor-Tobin is a stylist, videographer, and award-winning cookbook author. Her blog, The Bojon Gourmet, is a celebration of the sweet, savory, and occasionally boozy recipes she creates in her San Francisco kitchen. Most are based around seasonal produce, with whole grains and flours, eggs and dairy from happy animals, excellent chocolate, and the occasional tipple playing back-up roles. Many of her recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and some are even vegan.