When it comes to the heat I'm pretty sure you can give me the award for being the biggest baby. I remember one summer we didn't have AC and Marcus kept looking at me with this strange look on his face because I was pacing around the house becoming a grumbly monster. All it took was a long drive in my car with the AC blasting to literally cool me down and allow me a moment of sanity. This was a pivotal moment when I realized growing up in the Pacific Northwest conditioned me to be a fair weather gal.
No high heats and no freezing cold temps please... So when the temps do start rising you can bet I am doing everything possible to cool off. Including making these Cucumber Coconut Lime Popsicles regularly.
When it comes to making homemade popsicles it is super easy. I remembered one summer how my mom used to always make homemade popsicles for us during the summer, it was so fun to be able to help make them with whatever juice or fruit we had on hand.
All you need to do is purchase some reusable popsicle molds.
Even if you don't have reusable molds you can improvise with some dixi cups and popsicle sticks.
(makes 6 popsicles)
1 medium sized Lime
1/2 a cucumber
1 cup coconut water
Julianne or thinly slice your cucumber, then set aside. Next zest about a teaspoons worth of your lime peel, set aside. Now in a bowl or preferable a container that has a pour spout (this just makes it easier when you are adding it to your molds) Juice your lime and add it to your bowl, then pour in your coconut water. Add cucumber and lime zest, then mix together and put in your refrigerator to allow your flavors to infuse together for about 20 mins or so.
After 20 minutes remove your liquid from the fridge and pour evenly into each of your popsicle molds. Leave about a 1/4 inch of space at the top of your molds so that the liquid doesn't expand beyond the mold. Lastly add the stick to your mold and put into the freezer to set completely. Once the liquid is completely frozen you just pop out your tasty homemade Cucumber Coconut Popsicle and enjoy!
Have you ever made your own popsicles before? If so what is your favorite flavor?