Lemon Herbed Cherry Berry Pops

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Hola everyone! Here’s a recipe for more pops!!! 😀 I originally wanted these to be red, white, and blue pops–cherry for the red, lemonade for the white, and blueberries for the blue. But… the cherries ended up kinda purple/maroon-ish and the blueberries look just like the cherries, so I renamed them to lemon herbed cherry berry pops. There’s lemon (flat lemon lime soda) in every layer and there’s a different herb in each layer (cherry-basil, lemon-mint, blueberry-thyme). This is the ultimate, elegant adult pop! I hope you likey (and think they’re as pretty as I do!!!). Have a great day… and check out my guest post over at Blacker Berry Food. It features my Lime Coconut Vegan “Gelato!”

Lemon Herbed Cherry Berry Pops

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups lemon lime flat soda, divided

1 pint blueberries

1 tablespoon thyme simple syrup

1 1/2 cups fresh, pitted cherries

1/4 cup basil simple syrup

juice and zest from 1 lemon

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar, divided

2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint

Method:

*Blend cherries, 1/2 cup flat soda, and basil simple syrup until smooth. Strain. Divide the cherry mixture between 30 ice pop molds (fill to about 1/2 inch high). (Save the pulp for a smoothie or homemade ice cream sauce!). Freeze until frozen solid.

*Mix 2 1/2 cups flat soda, along with juice, pulp and zest from one lemon. Add lemon juice, 1/4 cup of sugar, and chopped mint. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved. Once cherry layer is frozen, divide lemon mixture between molds and freeze for ~1 hour or until lemon layer is slushy. Add sticks to molds. Freeze until completely solid.

*Blend blueberries, 1 1/2 cups flat soda, 2 tablespoons sugar, and thyme simple syrup. Strain twice. Divide the blueberry mixture between molds. Freeze until completely frozen. Enjoy!!!

 

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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  1. What gorgeous refreshing pops my friend 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Do I recognize the ninja blender? :) I have one too. :) I love these pops… cherry are the bomb. :)

  3. You are on a roll with your frozen treats! These look lovely and so colorful–love the layers of color.

  4. These sound so refreshing Tiffany! I love all the flavors, especially the cherry :)! The layers are beautiful as well!

  5. Love the combination of flavors in your ice pops! So refreshing!

  6. Our summer month is September. With a run of foggy days my new pop mold remains unused…so far! Pairing cherries and blueberries with hints of herbs and lemon is a satisfying summer treat!

  7. this looks amazing – each layer sounds so perfectly delicious! love this!

  8. mmmmmm…..amazing…. refreshing….. delicious….pops!!

  9. Lovely pops! The lemon and herb cherry flavour sounds incredibly refreshing! Yum!

  10. Such pretty colours even if you didn’t quite get the effect you were looking for. Great flavours!

  11. I missed the opportunity to work on Popsicles this year…summer hasn’t end yet but I’m getting busy with regular routine. I have to keep this recipe for next year though. I love berries and you made Popsicles sooo pretty! All the layers… :) What a wonderful treat for hot summer days.

  12. Thanks for the comments everyone! 😀