Acerola Chia Lime Popsicles – Recipe Redux.

by Chef Pandita on August 21, 2011

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The Recipe Redux theme for this month is frozen desserts. I thought of making popsicles and got inspired at the market when I spotted some beautiful acerola cherries. Here in the Dominican Republic we call them “cerezas” and they’re eaten as is or used to make juice.  The amazing acerola cherry contains 60 times the vitamin C per gram of flesh of a citrus. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3 as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids which provide very important nutritive value and a possible use as an antioxidant. [source]

Acerola seeds are soft and the flesh is attached to it, they can’t be pitted so you just blend the whole cherries and strain to obtain their precious juice. I added chia seeds for texture and lime juice because I love tart flavors :)

Acerola chia lime popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of acerola cherries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 10 grams of stevia

Preparation:

  1. Wash cherries and blend with the cup of water.
  2. Strain the juice to remove solids, add the lime juice, chia seeds and stevia.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

Enjoy!

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Have you tried acerola cherries?

Thanks for reading!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

yummychunklet August 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

These look so tasty, Yuri! Now I want a popsicle!

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Janel August 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm

So interesting – I’ve never had that fruit before. Looks great!

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nutritioulicious August 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Those look amazing – what a mouth-watering photo!

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gretchen August 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm

i’m so fascinated! never heard of acerola cherries… very cool. and such a pretty-colored popsicle… as a kid i’d always go for the cherry. :)

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Junia @ Mis Pensamientos August 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

i love how this is made with chia seeds and sweetened only with stevia! i can’t believe you pitted 6 cups of cherries. wow!

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Delicious Knowledge August 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I’ve never had this fruit before but the picture looks amazing! I can’t believe you pitted all those cherries- that’s my least favorite part about using cherries :)

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eatingtheweek August 22, 2011 at 6:11 am

Cool recipe! I’m only familiar with acerola as an ingredient in a DHC face cream I’ve used, which is far less tasty than I think your popsicles will be

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EA Stewart August 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Yum! These look so refreshing and I love tart too! I’ve never seen acerola cheeries before, but I’ll have to look for them on my next grocery trip!

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Liz - Meal Makeover Mom August 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

The photo alone is enough to entice me into making your recipe. It looks amazing!

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Deanna August 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Fascinated by the acerola cherries (love the Caribbean influence you bring to Recipe ReDux!) I’m wondering if this would work with tart cherries or even sweet for that matter (hands down my favorite fruit :)

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Kara August 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Those cherries look great! Ive never heard of them. Would love to try those Popsicles!

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Regan Jones, RD August 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Have never seen acerola cherries before, but this makes me wish I had. These look SO yum!

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Edward Vu September 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Aloha, Master, Master, Master…just now I thought I had a great idea for chia popsicle sweeten with stevia & flavored with choice of fruits, googled chia popsicle & found you, Master, Master, Master…I should just stop thinking/dreaming & just follow you…cant wait to absorb all your other ideas…delicious…doubly delicious!

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