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
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
*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!!!