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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Cucumber- Lime Paletas | Cucumber Ice Pops(Posicles)

Summer time-Ice pops time !!
Here the temperatures are going high everyday and there is high demand for ice creams,ice pops,sorbet and so on.Today's post is a similar one to beat the heat- Cucumber-Lime Paletas.A Paleta is a Latin American ice pops usually made from fresh fruits.Paletas comes from the 'palo' means 'stick' and the diminuitive ending 'eta' refers to the little flat stick frozen in these pops.I have used cucumbers in this recipe but you always use any other fruit.The cucumber,ginger and lime combo is very refreshing and quenches thirst.I bookmarked this recipe from a magazine last year and almost forgot about it until I made these recently.They came out really good and are perfect treat for summers.Try these out,am sure kids and grown ups will equally enjoy !!

Preparation time~10 minutes
Cooking time~5 minutes
Serves~4 pops
cucumber 1 medium sized
ginger 1/2" piece or 3/4 tsp
lime 1/4 cup

 for simple syrup (1/3 cup)
granulated white sugar 3/4 cup
water 1/2 cup

  • TO MAKE SIMPLE SUGAR SYRUP-Boil the water and sugar in a sauce pan to make syrup.Stir until sugar is dissolved and the syrup turns thick.Switch off flame and let it cool.
  • Blend the peeled cucumber,ginger and lime juice.Strain this mixture in a bowl and add the sugar syrup(use as required). 
  • Pour in ice pops mold and freeze overnight.Once freezed, hold the pops under hot water or place in a bowl of hot water for half a minute.Twist and remove to enjoy !!


Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh wow dear ..Such a refreshing and delicious popsicles...looks too good dear

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow these are yum.

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks refreshing!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so refreshing. .feeling like having now

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly refreshing pops

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect treat for hot days! Popsicles are looking yummy and relishing..

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

I just wanna grab one of those...perfect summer treat

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

refreshing one

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!! energizer in different form...

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

The name is so interesting... I am thinking of the flavors, they must be too good... love the pics...

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

got moulds recently looking fwd to try many popsicles and this has to be one!

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

simple ingredients but an unusual Popsicle

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my dear. I don't know where are you living, but here in Spain apart from the North, is very, very hot. I've been on the beach early this morning and watter is hot too.
The name we use is "polos" and I want to make and use my moulds. So that, if you search "polos", you'll find lots of recipes.
Your recipe is amazing. A very original mixture of ingredients. I wish to give them a try.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Marisa G thanks Marisa..great to know about polos :)

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect one to beat the heat :)

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Refreshing popsicles