Maple Bourbon Black Cherry ‘Old Fashioned’ Ice Pops

Maple Bourbon Black Cherry ‘Old Fashioned’ Ice Pops
Contributor

With the crazy winter weather we’re having, these are perfect for the next warm spell. Plus, the bourbon adds a little heat in the back of your throat!

This recipe is created by Meg Dubina, the food & lifestyle guru and proud New Englander behind​ Bread + Barrow, who stumbled upon DRINKmaple in her favorite sandwich shop in Rockport, Massachusetts. One sip and she was hooked. 

4
Servings
211
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup black cherries
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup, plus ½ cup
  • 2 1/2 Cups maple water, such as DRINKmaple pure maple water
  • 1/4 Cup bourbon
  • 1 Dash of Angostura bitters

Directions

Pit the cherries and crush the fruit gently with your hands, until juices are running and the fruit is torn into smaller pieces. Add them to a small skillet over medium heat and begin to sauté with the 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Once the fruit is soft, remove from the heat and set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the DRINK​maple, the remaining 1/2 cup maple syrup, and the sugar. Heat over medium high heat, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the bourbon and bitters.

Pour the maple mixture into your ice pop molds. Spoon in two to three cherries into the molds, and pop the mold in to the freezer. After about 45 minutes, insert the ice pop sticks. Keep them in the freezer overnight. Once they are ready to be eaten, run the mold under some hot water and carefully remove the ice pops.

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.1g
0.2%
Sugar
40g
N/A
Protein
0.4g
0.8%
Carbs
45g
15%
Vitamin A
1µg
N/A
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
69mg
7%
Fiber
0.7g
2.9%
Folate (food)
1µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
1µg
N/A
Iron
0.2mg
1.1%
Magnesium
18mg
4%
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.5%
Phosphorus
9mg
1%
Potassium
202mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
44.8%
Sodium
13mg
1%
Sugars, added
36g
N/A
Zinc
0.9mg
6.1%