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Elderberry Cherry Ice Pops

These delicious ice pops are super healthy, quick & easy to make, and sure to be a hit!


Ice pops have become a staple in our house lately. They are super refreshing on a hot day and the kids love them! Sometimes we purchase ice pops at our local grocery store, but I prefer making them myself whenever I can. Homemade ice pops can be made with so many different ingredients. They are a much healthier alternative to the dye and sugar filled pops at the store. These homemade Elderberry Cherry Ice Pops are delicious and refreshing. In this recipe we use water, organic tart cherry juice, J’s Homemade Elderberry Syrup, a little bit of organic maple syrup (optional) and a splash of lemon juice.


Tart cherry juice is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Our elderberry syrup adds a sweet healthy boost! The maple syrup adds a little extra sweetness to the pop. If you prefer a more sour pop you can omit the maple syrup. The lemon juice adds a little balance and tartness. Lemon juice also helps the pops keep best for awhile if you want to make a large batch.


I purchased these ice pop sleeves on Amazon. They are great for the kids because they are mess free! These sleeves have a pinch top so they are easy to open and close. I took a cookie sheet and laid them down to freeze flat in the freezer. Find the plastic sleeves here.



Be on the look out for an exciting "Homemade Ice Pop" giveaway next week! We will be teaming up with a good friend of mine who makes these adorable ice pop koozies!


Elderberry Cherry Ice Pops

(makes 8 Popsicles)


Ingredients:

1 ½ cups water

1 cup tart cherry juice

½ cup J’s Homemade Elderberry Syrup

¼ cup Maple Syrup (optional)

Splash lemon juice


Instructions: In a large bowl or pitcher, mix the water, cherry juice, elderberry syrup, maple syrup and a splash or squeeze of lemon juice with a spoon until completely mixed. Pour mixture into ice pop sleeves. Ice pop molds would work very well too! Lay flat on a cookie sheet and freeze for 8-12 hours until solid. Enjoy!







**These ice pops contain honey. They are not for children under 1 year old.



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