cucumber lime mint popsicles

Lime Cucumber Mint Popsicles – some of the summer's freshest flavours combine for a perfectly refreshing treat.

A couple weeks ago I was trying to find ways to use up an overabundance of limes. I made some lime meltaways, several lime cocktails, and still had a few left over. Yeah, I had a lot. So since we found ourselves in a bit of a heatwave (ugh), I decided some lime popsicles were called for. This recipe combines a few of the freshest summer flavours – lime, mint & cucumber – for a light refreshing treat with the flavour of a mojito. 

Lime Cucumber Mint Popsicles – some of the summer's freshest flavours combine for a perfectly refreshing treat.

I remember the days when there really weren’t a lot of options for popsicle moulds. There was just the basic cheap plastic round mould with flimsy plastic handles. And they never came out of the mould easily, did they? All too often the stick would just pull out of the popsicle instead. Or was that just me…? Anyway, we seem to be in a bit of a popsicle heyday right now. There are so many options available! All different shapes and sizes and colours! And the plastic sticks with the holes and patterns that grip the popsicle so they stay together! Love!

I’ve had several different popsicle moulds over the years. And I’ve given away several different popsicle moulds too. Some of them were weird shapes that were awkward to eat, some were just badly designed and took up way more freezer space than they needed to (I have a tiny freezer – it’s a serious consideration whenever I buy anything that needs to be frozen). I’ve had a few successes, but I’m always keeping an eye out for a new mould to try out. They’re like cookie cutters – you don’t really need more than one shape, but it’s so much more fun to have the variety!

Lime Cucumber Mint Popsicles – some of the summer's freshest flavours combine for a perfectly refreshing treat.

As a matter of fact, I just got a new mould from Amazon (wooo!) and had to try it out! I was looking at recipes online a few weeks ago (yes, this is how I spend my spare time), and someone had posted a picture of popsicles with these lovely grooves along the side (sorry, I can’t remember where I saw them first, but I’ve seen them around a lot since then). Well I loved the way they looked. So I browsed through pages of different popsicle moulds (I know, poor me) in an effort to find it. And I did. Yay!

Things I love about this mould? It doesn’t take up a lot of space in the freezer. Each mould is an individual piece that sits in a base so they don’t tip over. And when the popsicles are frozen? The moulds can be removed from the base to save space in the freezer, with the moulds then acting as individual storage containers. The handle has a good-sized drip-catcher. The stick has holes in it to help grip the popsicle. The finished popsicles are a good size and shape for eating easily.

Things I don’t like…? Honestly? Can’t think of anything. This is definitely a keeper.

And so is this recipe. I’ve actually made these popsicles several times before and (obviously) love them. You know I love lime, and the addition of cucumber makes for a lighter fresher flavour, while the mint takes it all to another level. This is really a perfect popsicle for a hot summer day. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. I’d be happy with a little more lime and a little less sugar, but you should try them as-is first and decide for yourself.

Lime Cucumber Mint Popsicles – some of the summer's freshest flavours combine for a perfectly refreshing treat.

cucumber lime mint popsicles

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Adapted from "Cucumber Mint Margarita Quick Pops" from the Zoku blog (I have one of those too – love it). Will make 6 standard size popsicles (depending on your mould).

ingredients

1 medium cucumber, peeled & chopped

2 limes, freshly squeezed

10 mint leaves

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

optional

1 teaspoon tequila (margarita) or light rum (mojito) per popsicle (for "grown-up" popsicles)

Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved and the liquid is clear. This will just take a few minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Combine the cucumber, lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar syrup in your blender and purée until smooth. If you want a super smooth popsicle, you can then strain the liquid through a sieve, but it's really not necessary. The little flecks of mint are so pretty.

Pour the liquid into your popsicle moulds and freeze. If you want to have "grown-up" popsicles, add 1 teaspoon of tequila or light rum to each popsicle before freezing. Personally, I don't bother with this. I love popsicles as-is.

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Comments: 4

  1. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com July 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm Reply

    This is perfect! I also have an abundance of limes (blame the crazy lime sale at the grocery store a few weeks ago…) and it is getting hot here, so this is great timing. Now I just need to track down these popsicle molds, and my stalking of your life will be complete. :)

    • laurel @ wannacomewith July 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm Reply

      LMAO!! Dude, I am stalking you right back. It’s a little creepy, right? ;-)

      And I’m SO JEALOUS that you had a lime sale! Limes are crazy expensive here. And yet after finally using all of mine up, I just bought some more (oops).

      (these really are cute popsicle moulds, right??)

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche July 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm Reply

    i could SO devour one of these right now.. they are definitely perfect for summer, dont think you can go wrong with lime, mint and cucumber!

    • laurel @ wannacomewith July 25, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply

      They’re SO good Thalia! And I’m convinced they’re healthy. I mean with cucumber in there it’s practically a salad, right?

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