Cucumber Mint Green Tea Popsicles
Recipe type: popsicle
Yield: ten 3-oz popsicles
For the mint simple syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 large sprigs of fresh mint
For the popsicles:
  • ¾ cup mint simple syrup
  • ¾ cup unsweetened green tea
  • 3 tsp fresh lime juice (from about one lime)
  • 1.5 lbs (24 oz) cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
To make the mint simple syrup:
  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. As soon as the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the mint leaves. Let it steap until it cools. Strain out the mint leaves and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
To make the popsicles:
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender with the liquid in the bottom. Blend until very smooth. Give it a taste - it should be a little sweeter than you might want it to be, as it will lose some of its sweetness when you taste it frozen. Add more lime juice or simple syrup, etc. to taste.
  2. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  3. You might have a little more mixture than you need. You could freeze it as extra popsicles using paper cups and popsicle sticks, or you could add some things to it and blend into a smoothie. Enjoy!
recipe developed with help from the People's Pops cookbook
Recipe by Cake Over Steak at