July is the perfect time to go cherry hunting – you’ll find them everywhere from farmers’ markets to grocery stores (and most importantly, they’re inexpensive!). When cherries are in season, they’re sweet, juicy, and oh so easy to eat. Some days I can sit on my balcony and eat an entire pint of cherries in one sitting! The good news is, cherries are considered a “superfruit” and are high in antioxidants. The cherry’s less available cousin, sour cherries, even contain some natural melatonin to aid in sleep.
Sweet cherries are best eaten raw or with minimal cooking. Try them in some of these great recipes:
3. Who doesn’t like homemade popsicles? Our cherry cheesecake pops are inspired by our recipe tester, Kristen’s, childhood treat. And the best part? They don’t melt, so they make a perfect potluck dessert.