Dessert Recipes

Cucumber Lime Popsicles

Gather ‘round, grown-ups, we’ve got a treat for you! These bright green popsicles are made with fresh mint, cucumber, lime juice, and simple syrup. Sounds like the ingredient list for a thoroughly modern mocktail, no? Yes, and that’s just how they taste — so layered and refreshing, you’ll be craving them all summer long.

The good news is, the mix for them is super easy to make: just put everything in the blender and let it rip! We do have a few wise tips from the test kitchen. First, don’t use warm simple syrup; it will brown the mint. Second, the mix comes out of the blender full of air and pulp. We like to strain it, so the popsicle has a smooth, mocktail-ish texture and a nice, even color throughout. After all, a big part of these popsicles’ charm is their deep green mystery.

Our first bites were such a delightful surprise — like a sweet, mild quick pickle and a minty green juice had a puckery-sweet love child. They’re absolutely perfect for those super hot days when you’re craving wheat grass but you know it won’t be cold enough. They’re irresistibly refreshing. So here’s our third tip: Hide your popsicles in the back of the freezer. Otherwise, the kids (read: your partner) will gobble them all up!

Yield: 8 popsicles

Cucumber Lime Popsicles



Cucumber Lime Popsicles


2 English cucumbers, trimmed, peeled, and sliced
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup simple syrup
Kosher salt
½ cup lightly packed Gelson’s organic fresh mint leaves, rough chopped


  1. In a blender, combine the cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup, and a pinch of kosher salt. Blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute.

  2. Add the mint leaves and blend until smooth, 30 seconds more.

  3. Slowly strain the juice through a sieve and into a large liquid measuring cup.

  4. Gently pour the juice into the popsicle molds, insert the sticks, and freeze overnight. Unmold, and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Sense & Edibility

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