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
137
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
12g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
182µg
26%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
119mg
12%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
59µg
15%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
101mg
14%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
66mg
4%
Water
154g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Maple Shopping Tip

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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.