When the sun is hitting hard, a fruity, refreshing snack is the answer to your mid-day cravings. This take on a classic treat will quench your thirst and leave your taste buds dancing.

Grocery List (makes 4 popsicles)
1 + 1/2 cups lemon-lime sparkling water
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1/2 lime, juiced
10 maraschino cherries, chopped
1/4 cup strawberries

In a pitcher, add the sparkling water, cherry juice, lime juice, cherries and strawberries. Stir together. Evenly pour the mixture into 4 popsicle molds, making sure each is filled with several cherries and strawberries. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

About the chef: Andrea LeTard is the creator and author of Andrea’s Cooktales: A Keepsake Cookbook. She is a personal chef, small party caterer and cooking instructor, and has been featured on the Cooking Channel, Today Show and Local Memphis Live. Follow Andrea on Instagram and her video blog series at