Gluten Free Shirley Temple Popsicles

Shirley Temple Popsicles

I may have mentioned before that Shirley Temples (the kiddie cocktails) hold a special place in my heart. They remind me of celebratory dinners with my family – the only time my sisters and I were allowed to drink soda. I am also more than just a little bit obsessed with taking one thing (i.e. a drink) and turning it into something else – like a cupcake or, in this case, a popsicle (i.e. these Shirley Temple Popsicles.)

My anti-soda Mom would be proud of me – I didn’t make these pretty little pops with soda, I made my own lemon lime fizzy drink using fresh lemon and lime juice, club soda, and some honey.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Shirley Temple without maraschino cherries. I used natural pink maraschinos but you can use whatever you have.

Gluten Free Shirley Temple Pops Recipe

4 from 2 votes
Gluten Free Shirley Temple Popsicles
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Shirley Temple Popsicles Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Freeze time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 pops
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 (13.5 ounce) jar maraschino cherries with liquid
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey , maple syrup, or agave (less or more to taste)
  • 8 ounces club soda


  • Drain the cherries and reserve the juice. If they have stems, remove them.
  • Divide the maraschino cherry liquid evenly among 10 popsicle molds or small Dixie cups. Place 3 or 4 cherries in each mold.
  • Combine the lemon and lime juice with the honey, maple syrup, or agave. Add the club soda and stir to take out some of the fizzing. Pour the mixture into the molds, insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen solid.


Nutrition Facts
Shirley Temple Popsicles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. May 14, 2015

    What a great recipe idea! I too grew up without soda pop. I actually did not mind, as I have never really cared for it. But I do remember having my first Shirley Temple drink….I loved it!

  2. May 14, 2015

    Thanks for the great recipe

  3. June 24, 2015

    I came across NATURAL Marcshino Cherries from Tillen Farms at Natural Products Expo in March. (I am sensitive to the sulfur in off-the-shelf sources but found this article whichs will scare you JessicaMisener wrote /behold-the-horrifying-way-maraschino-cherries-are-made )

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