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. 

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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.


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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