Black Forest Ice Pops | Recipe

Fresh ice-cream with fruity cherries

Katharina Kuhlmann

© Roberta Dall'Alba

19 Juli 2018

You probably know the famous German Black Forest Cake. This gateau made with chocolate, cherries, cherry brandy and a lot of cream is a classic and famous all over the world. Our today`s recipe is a Black Forest Cake as a popsicle. It’s without cherry brandy, so it’s non-alcoholic. And instead of cream we use Greek yoghurt – less calories, more freshness.


For 4 Popsicles

For the cherries:

200 g

fresh cherries (with stones)

1 tbsp

raw cane sugar

3 tbsp


a few drops

vanilla extract

a few drops

lemon juice

For the chocolate layer:

50 g

VIVANI Fine Dark 75 % Cacao + some more for decoration

30 ml


70 g

greek yogurt

For the white layer:

140 g

greek yogurt

a bit of

sugar (optional)



small ice cream pop molds


waiting / cooling time
4 hours

level of difficulty


Clean and pit the cherries. In a pan add cherries, water and sugar and let it caramelize. Add a few drops of vanilla extract and lemon juice. You should end up with syrupy deep red cherries. Let them cool.


For the chocolate layer heat the chocolate in a bain-marie to slowly melt it. Let it cool down a minute, add the milk and immediately whisk with a spatula to prevent it gets firm.


Then add the greek yogurt and whisk quickly. You should end up with a sort of fudge. Set aside.


Take your popsicles molds and start layering 1 teaspoon of cherries, 1 teaspoon of chocolate layer, 1 teaspoon of greek yogurt (white layer) and so on.


Freeze the popsicles for 4 hours at least.


Melt some chocolate for the decoration in a bain-marie. Drizzle the ice pops with it.



Thanks for this great recipe to Roberta Dall’Alba from the Italian food-blog Healthy Little Cravings. We also love her fantastic cinemagraphs – real eye candy!

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