Cucumber Mint Popsicles
A few weeks ago reader ERIN sent us her cucumber popsicle recipe. Loving the idea, I immediately went outside and picked a few.
These popsicles take just a couple minutes to throw together, and they taste so refreshing. They were a hit so I had to make more, adding mint to the second batch. Deelish!
Thank you Emily, they are amazing! And a pretty cute way to use those ABC Paper Cups from Pint Size Social!
Note: I didn't realize the cups were spelling "ritz" until just now. Have you made fresh fruit popsicles this summer? What flavor should we try next? I have heard jalapeno is good in popsicles, does that sound crazy? Share with us in the comments and you could win the gorg fat quarter up there to the left.
Get the full Cucumber Mint Popsicle Recipe after the jump...
Cucumber Mint Pospicles
This recipe makes enough for 4 big or 8 little popsicles.
-1 peeled and seeded cucumber (you seed a cucumber by cutting in half and scooping the seeds out with a spoon - thank you Erin)
-1/2 cup mint simple syrup (in a pot bring 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and a a handful of muddled mint to a boil. Strain out the mint and let cool.) *mint optional
-Juice of one lemon (i didnt have a lemon, so I did 2 tablespoons of lime juice, still yummy)
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until evenly macerated.
2. Pour into molds and freeze.
I had more popsicle mix than would fit in my tiny IKEA molds so I used one of my ABC Paper Cups from Pint Size Social and a lollipop stick.
I loved it so much I made more batches just using the cups and popsicle sticks.
Could this be any cuter? These would be awesome for a summer birthday party, right? Just peel the paper off...
..and enjoy your frosty treat! More fresh fruit in your kids' bellies!
look...they seem to inspire sharing among two year olds...
Emily also suggested using some blended cucumber and ice to make a smoothie, or even a cocktail. More on that to come...