Strawberry-Balsamic Swirl

strawberry-balsamic-swirl Photo: 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
Carbohydrate 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