Ever since I got a new popsicle mold in June, I have been enjoying making popsicles. I love having fresh fruit popsicles in the freezer for the kids. It is so much better for them than Mr. Freeze. They have gotten excited to see what kind I would make each week.
Well, this week, I went a little crazy. I love hot food, so all summer long, I have been thinking about making a jalapeno type popsicle. I did not want it to be really hot but instead have some of the wonderful flavour of the jalapeno with a hint of heat. It is true, aside from the heat, the jalapeno pepper has a great flavour. So, I wanted to try to have a popsicle that was refreshing, had the jalapeno flavour notes, and a little kick of heat.
Here is the creation: a cucumber jalapeno popsicle.
Using cucumber as the foundation and base of this popsicle was perfect. Cucumber has a bright and refreshing flavour and is amazing in popsicle form. There is the clear taste of jalapeno and a light kick of heat at the end. Along for the ride is the juice of a lime that gives the perfect zing and some sugar to sweeten it up.
The end result is a popsicle that is even better than I had imagined. For those who like some heat, you will love this frozen treat!
- 4 English cucumbers
- 2 jalapeno peppers
- 1 lime
- ⅔ cup sugar
- Peel the English cucumbers.
- Core the jalapenos removing all the seeds and the inner pith (the white part inside the peppers – they have a lot of the heat of a jalapeno)
- Run the cucumbers and jalapeno peppers through a juicer. Pour the juice in another bowl.
- Squeeze the juice out of the lime into the cucumber and jalapeno juice. Stire in the sugar until completely dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
- Freeze until solid (about 3 hours).