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Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Pops

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1 ice pop)


  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 4 cups hulled strawberries
  • 8 (1/3-cup) ice pop molds
  • 8 craft sticks

Nutrition Information

  • calories 94
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • sodium 6 mg

How to Make It

  1. Boil water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Cool and stir in corn syrup.

  2. Combine balsamic vinegar, honey, and thyme sprigs in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 8 minutes or until liquid is thickened and reduced by half. Discard thyme; cool. Combine 3/4 cup sugar syrup, balsamic mixture, and strawberries in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Divide mixture evenly among ice pop molds. Cover and insert craft sticks; freeze for 6 hours or until thoroughly frozen.