Thyme-Scented Berry Pops

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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

(Printable Recipe)


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

pinch salt

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.

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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!


  1. That addition of thyme sounds fantastic my friend 😀
    So refreshing as it is but the herb just brings it up to a new level!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Just from the color, I know these must taste wonderful…and I love the berry and thyme combo! Great treat for the heat of the summer!

  3. Girl you had me at thyme simple syrup!!! I love love making simple syrups with fresh herbs:-) Your pops sounds refreshing, especially with the addition of orange juice! Hugs, Terra

  4. Oh boy! Blueberries and thyme!
    Thyme is one of my newest favorite herb as well as a ground cover for beauty. I didn’t know what to do with so much thyme I have. I would sometimes add the sprigs to plain water. Now I know what I can do.

  5. Gosh I want to taste this combination of flavors. I know thyme has lemony notes… so I bet it was good. The pops look fantastic too.

  6. When it’s hot I think I would be having then continuously 🙂

  7. Gorgeous and delicious.

  8. Man I am drooling! Have totally overindulged while here in the States…something like these fresh herbal popsicles would really hit the spot right now.

  9. Your pops look so refreshing! The frosty berries with a whisper of thyme are evocative of a warm summer afternoon. Vibrant and robust, a great treat for a hot day!

  10. Thanks for the comments everyone!