Strawberry-Balsamic Swirl

strawberry-balsamic-swirl RecipePhoto: Emily Brooke Sandor; Styling: Liesl Maggiore


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pound hulled strawberries


1. Boil balsamic vinegar about 12 minutes or until syrupy and reduced to 1/4 cup; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 30 seconds, remove from heat, and let cool 5 minutes.

3. Purée the strawberries and sugar syrup in blender.

4. Fill 10 pop molds halfway with the strawberry purée; freeze 1 hour or until somewhat firm. Top with the balsamic reduction, pour in the remaining strawberry purée, and add the pop sticks; freeze 3 hours or until firm.


    Prep: 7 minutes; Cook: 17 minutes; Stand: 5 minutes; Freeze: 4 hours.

  • Yield: Makes 10 servings (serving size: 1 pop)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:89
Fat per serving:1g
Saturated fat per serving:0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Protein per serving:0.0g
Carbohydrates per serving:22g
Fiber per serving:1g
Cholesterol per serving:0.0mg
Iron per serving:0.0mg
Sodium per serving:7mg
Calcium per serving:15mg