I have a child-like affection for ice pops. As a kid, I loved slowly taking them out of the wrapper and then devouring them, and that love has not lessened with age. 


A really fresh and summery pop. If you can’t find agave nectar, you can use sugar.

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MAKES 8-10

1 large cucumber, cut into pieces
juice of 2 limes
1⁄3 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon mint leaves, finely chopped
2 cups water
2 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced lengthwise, for garnish

  1. In a saucepan, mix cucumbers, lime juice, agave nectar, mint, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil and let mixture simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Cool and strain.
  4. Fill each mold with a sliced cucumber and pour in the syrup. Add stick and freeze solid.
  5. Once frozen, remove from mold and serve.

TIP:

The best way to remove pops from the mold is to run the mold under hot water for a few seconds, then gently pull out the pops. If they’re stuck, just put the mold under hot water a little longer.


Photography by Paul 'Sweet Paul' Lowe

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