Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Pops

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Serves 8 (serving size: 1 ice pop)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 94
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Sodium 6 mg


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


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.

Robin Bashinsky,

Cooking Light

July 2014
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