After we made these cucumber lime popsicles she said, “We should make avocado popsicles.” I think that’s a great idea. I’m working on that one next.
We’ve been making tons of popsicles around here and I think these were my favorite so far.
Amaya got to drink the leftover juice from these and she said, “This is my favoritest juice ever, Mama.” It really makes a lovely summer drink, too, if you are not so into popsicles. I’m not really a juice in the fridge kind of person. I don’t buy apple juice, ever, unless I need it for a recipe. In my house we drink water. So if we want juice, generally, we make it ourselves, and it’s usually a little watered down to avoid too much sugar. It helps that we live in Hawaii and foraging for guava and lilikoi (passion fruit) in the mountains is fun.
For popsicles, though, you want your drink a little stronger. It’s okay, since you’re really only consuming about a 1/4 C of juice when you eat a popsicle.
(Except for the fact that we ate about 3 popsicles each. They were too good.)
Cucumber Lime Pops (makes about 4 popsicles)
- 1 C cold water
- 2 T sugar
- 1/2 peeled cucumber (about 1/4C-1/3C—exact measurements unnecessary)
- juice of 1 lime, about 2 T
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until mixed, just a few seconds.
- NOTE: if you are making this just to drink as juice, double, triple, quadruple the recipe as needed, but also substitute some of the cold water for ice. It makes a nice frothy, icy, drink.
- Pour into popsicle molds and enjoy.