This vibrant frozen pop recipe is inspired by a shrub--a beverage made from fruit steeped in vinegar that, though trendy now, actually hails from the 17th century. A splash of cider vinegar lends the distinctive shrub tang, while still letting the citrusy fruitiness come through.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016


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6 hrs 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine blueberries, honey, vinegar and lemon zest in a 2-quart or larger microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the top. Microwave on High for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave, covered, on High for 1 minute more. Uncover and let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Strain and press the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, then transfer to a 4-cup measuring cup. Stir in enough lemonade to yield 2 1/4 cups.

  • Freeze in six 3-ounce (or similar-size) pop molds until solid, about 6 hours. To unmold, dip the forms into warm water for 10 to 20 seconds. If necessary, use a table knife to break the vacuum and pry the pops loose.


Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

one 3-oz. pop
67 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 17.5g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 15.8g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 17.1IU; vitamin c 4.9mg; folate 2.5mcg; calcium 4.7mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 3.2mg; potassium 39.3mg; sodium 2.6mg; added sugar 12g.

1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate