Cheesecake Popsicles. How to make rainbow cheesecake popsicles using both your blender and hand mixer. A yummy cheesecake popsicle that is perfect for making use of leftover Philadelphia cheese and so much fun for the kids to help you with.
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Since I took delivery of my new food colourings, Sofia and Jorge (aged 5 and 3 at time of writing this) have been obsessed with different fun things that we can do with them.
Their favourite so far has been our rainbow ice cream. But we have also done different coloured cookies, made huge amounts of Greek yoghurt popsicles and so many other fun and exciting colourful things.
One day a few months ago, I was scrolling through Pinterest looking for fun crafts to do with the kids.
I absolutely suck at arts and crafts, but Sofia was off school, and I wanted her to enjoy making things she would normally have done in preschool.
A pin caught my eye (sorry not been able to find it since to link to) but it was for making rainbow popsicles with Greek yoghurt and then layering them into ice cream cartons.
I thought it was a great idea and loved how the different colours came together.
Then I forgot about it.
Fast forward a couple of months and we had some spare Philadelphia. I had bought one of those HUGE tubs and with a hubby that hates cheesecake (yes really!) I thought that cheesecake popsicles would be a great Plan B as I am sure he would like them instead.
Well he loved them and using the inspiration of those rainbow smoothie lollies, me and the kids got the food colouring out and made the most delicious ever cheesecake popsicles.
Cheesecake On A Stick Dessert
If you are wondering what cheesecake popsicles are like, then think of them as a cheesecake on a stick dessert that is layered with different colours.
The way you prep them is you load them into little ice cream tubs with lots of different colours of cheesecake.
Then when they are partly frozen add the sticks. Once they are frozen you peel away the ice cream tub and you have a perfect cheesecake on a stick dessert.
There are also many different varieties of cheesecake popsicles that you can make. We went with a rainbow theme.
Think making a filling for a New York Cheesecake and loading it into ice cream tubs and that is what we did.
But instead of rainbow cheesecake popsicles you can focus on a flavoured popsicle instead.
- Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles – Load ¼ of a cup of frozen blueberries into your blender and use blue food colouring only.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Popsicles – Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree into the blender and use yellow food colouring. Serve at your Thanksgiving feast and impress your guests.
- Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles – Use a little red food colouring along with a small handful of fresh strawberries. They taste amazing and I make them every summer when strawberries are in season.
Or another favourite of mine is Lemon Cheesecake Popsicles. I use some fresh lemon from my lemon tree and just like in our rainbow cheesecake popsicles today I fill the bottom of the ice cream tubs with cheesecake crumbs.
Here is an example of one of them:
How To Make Cheesecake Popsicles?
Making homemade cheesecake popsicles is so EASY:
- Load biscuits into your blender and blend until smooth.
- Melt butter in the air fryer.
- Combine butter and biscuits to make a cheesecake base and load into ice cream tubs.
- Using the hand mixer make your cheesecake mix.
- Split the cheesecake filling into ramekins and add a little food colouring into each.
- Mix and layer your cheesecake colours in your ice cream tubs.
- Freeze for a couple of hours, add sticks, and then freeze until fully set.
- Peel off the ice cream tub and eat.
What Does Frozen Cheesecake Popsicles Taste Like?
Frozen cheesecake popsicles taste just like a frozen cheesecake pop that you would buy from the supermarket. They are much creamier than a classic smoothie popsicle and take a little longer to melt.
Or I also like to compare them to cheesecake ice cream. Think that delicious Ben & Jerrys Strawberry Cheesecake or other favourite flavours.
Blender Cheesecake Popsicles
- Load biscuits into the blender and blend until they resemble breadcrumbs.
- In the air fryer load sliced butter into the air fryer baking pan and cook for 3 minutes at 120c/250f. Stir and load the biscuits into the butter and mix.
- Layer the bottom of your ice cream tubs with biscuit crumbs.
- Mix your cheesecake ingredients with a hand mixer until incredibly thick and creamy.
- Separate the cheesecake mix into 6 different ramekins and load a little food colouring into each. Use 6 different small spoons to mix each bowl as it stops colours from getting mixed with each other.
- Add a layer of each coloured cheesecake mix into your ice cream tubs.
- Add the ice cream tubs to the freeze and after 2 hours add popsicle sticks and then freeze for at least another 2 hours or until they are frozen.
- Peel off the ice cream tub layer and eat.