Last pops for herbs and spices month (but don’t you worry! They’ll be more pops in August!). I am a sucker for herbs and fruit–basil and pineapple, watermelon and mint, you name it. I added a hint of earthiness to these berry pops by using a bit of thyme simple syrup in the mix. Try this recipe with a syrup made out of your favorite herb or spice! Have a great day … and if you are in DC… stay cool! (It’s 106 with the humidity, ay vey!)
Thyme-Scented Berry Pops
2 cups blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup thyme simple syrup (see below for recipe)
*Puree strawberries and blueberries in a blender until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into a mold and freeze for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until mixture is slushy. Add popsicle sticks. Freeze until completely frozen. Enjoy!!!
Thyme Simple Syrup
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
huge bunch thyme (leaves and stems, approx. 1 cup)
Add all ingredients to large stock pot. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Drop heat to medium low. Let steep/simmer for 1 hour. Turn heat off. Let thyme steep to intensify flavor. Strain and let cool completely before using.