There is nothing that tugs on a mama’s heart strings like knowing your child feels left out, and that’s exactly the feeling that I got when my children dutifully handed over their corn-syrup and food dye filled ring pops after going through birthday party goodie bags or Valentine’s Day loot.

Ring pops are fun, I remember the appeal and fun jewel colors from my own childhood, so I am delighted to be able to make my own for my children to create their own fond memories from, without the food additives that make them sick.

Ring Pop Popsicle Recipe

This simple recipe is made quickly in the blender, and fits exactly into the pop molds linked.  The tart cherry is good for many health issues, including promoting healthy sleep, raw honey has beneficial enzymes and is easy to digest, and the strawberries are a whole-fruit, balancing the tart cherry’s flavor.

Read: Tart Cherry Juice to Help Your Children Sleep an Hour Longer

Make these and let your children participate in the fun childhood tradition of ring pops, without the ingredients you know will make them sick.

You will need: Ring Pop Molds

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Tart Cherry-Raspberry Real Fruit Ring Pops

Course: treat
Cuisine: GAPS Diet, Gluten Free, Paleo, SCD
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 18 kcal
Author: Cara Comini
Ring pops without the food dye, corn syrup, or other ickies. Tart cherry promotes healthy sleep.


  • 12 raspberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tart cherry concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey


  1. With the ring pop molds secured in their base, place 2 raspberries in each mold.
  2. Warm water and tart cherry concentrate up until warm to touch on the stovetop.
  3. Mix in honey until it dissolves. (this step is only needed if your honey is solid enough that it will not dissolve well without some heat).
  4. Pour cherry mixture over the raspberries, snap lid on, and freeze for 4 hours.
  5. To pop mold off, run under hot water for 20 seconds.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Tart Cherry-Raspberry Real Fruit Ring Pops
Amount Per Serving (1 pop)
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

tart cherry raspberry ring pop