We love frosty treats in the hotter months - and there's nothing quite as refreshing as homemade popsicles on a hot summer day. They're not only an easy recipe, but there are so many combinations you can try to make a delicious popsicle.
From fresh fruit like strawberries to watermelon, combined with sweeteners like maple syrup and simple syrup, there are tons of wonderful ingredients that you can get creative with to beat the summer heat.
One of our personal favorites? Lime Ice Pops with cucumber and mint. They're refreshing, delicious, and a healthier alternative to your grocery store-bought popsicles, made with just a few simple ingredients.
But what's one ingredient that takes it to another level? Balsamic vinegar! And not just any balsamic vinegar: our new Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar! It's the perfect tart and sweet addition to a homemade ice pop, and even adds some additional health benefits to make them a guilt free treat.
Bursting with the vibrant flavors of fresh lime juice and zest, these delightful frozen treats are the perfect way to cool down and beat the heat in the summer months. These homemade lime popsicles will satisfy your cravings and provide a burst of tangy citrus flavor.
Lime Popsicles with Cucumber, Mint, and Persian Lime Balsamic
- 2 large limes
- 1 small cucumber
- 10-12 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
*need popsicle sticks and popsicle molds
- Juice the limes to extract approximately 1/2 cup of lime juice. Set it aside. Can use bottled lime juice, but fresh is preferred.
- Peel and chop the cucumber into small pieces.
- In a blender or food processor, combine the chopped cucumber, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar, and simple syrup.
- Blend the mixture until it becomes smooth and well incorporated.
- Taste a little bit of the mixture and adjust the sweetness or tanginess by adding more simple syrup or lime juice, respectively, if desired.
- Pour the lime popsicle mixture into popsicle molds, dividing it equally among the molds.
- Insert popsicle sticks into each mold, ensuring they are centered.
- Place the molds in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 4-6 hours or until completely solid.
- Serve immediately once removed from the mold, and enjoy. Can leave stored in the freezer if not removed from mold.
Time to Enjoy Your Lime Popsicles!
As the sun continues to shine and the temperatures rise, these homemade lime popsicles are a great way to escape from the scorching heat. The combination of fresh limes, lime zest, and simple syrup creates a harmonious balance of flavors, resulting in a tangy and refreshing treat.
If you like the idea of a lime popsicle, but want make a key lime pie version, substitute the cucumber and mint for some coconut milk and graham cracker crumbs. You can also make them limeade popsicles, and replace the cucumber mint with lemon juice! The are so many delicious popsicle recipes - the possibilities are endless!
HOT TIP: We prefer to use silicone popsicle molds to make removing the popsicles even easier. However, if you don't have those, here's a tip: use warm water on the outside of your molds. By using warm water to release the popsicles from their molds and prevent freezer burn, you can enjoy these homemade delights without any hassle.
So, whether you're lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard gathering, or simply seeking a moment of cool respite on a hot day, these Persian Lime Balsamic popsicles are the perfect delicious treat in warm weather. So go ahead, savor the lime flavor, and relish in the simple joy of homemade lime popsicles.
Want more summer treats to get you through the heat? Check out our latest recipes for refreshing desserts to keep you cool and healthy all summer long.
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