Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles

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I love  anything travel. Most travel these days for me is work based. The itinerary usually has something to do with learning all kinds of neat stuff for my blog.

No matter what kind of trip I am on I embrace the opportunity to blog about it. Wouldn’t we all love a vacation to a spa somewhere remote and beautiful? I would. Even though I would be “relaxing” I would still be blogging.


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I covet deep tissue massages, facials and sunrise yoga classes.

Hold on, my fantasy continues…..how about spa cuisine made for me by a creative chef using all locally sourced organic produce.

The spa grounds would be dotted with grazing Jersey cows. The fresh milk and cream would then be offered to me by a gorgeous spa boy……

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com
OK, I just woke up from that dream. Since I am not heading off to a spa anytime soon, I brought the spa to me.

You know that yummy cucumber-lemon water that fancy health clubs and spas have?

Here is that quenching water sweetened and frozen into pop form. Just close your eyes and pretend for one blissful moment that you are at the spa.

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com

This recipe also qualifies for Summer Fest.  I have been inspired by this lively group to create all kinds of recipes using summer’s finest fruits and veggies.

In my last post I shared a favorite zucchini salad. In this post I give you sweet. The two featured vegetables of the week are cucumber and zucchini.

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com

I had fun going savory with the zucchini and I need something sweet for dessert. I like to keep things light.

These fruity, citrus pops are the great finale to any meal. They are great for steamy days at the pool or just lounging in your favorite chair dreaming about the spa.

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com

Check it out, this post has been featured at the Marcus Samuelsson blog.

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 3 cups of mix (6 1/2 cup pops)

Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup julienned seedless Cucumber
  • 1 fresh squeezed Lemon, remove any seeds
  • 2 cups cold Water
  • Natural Sweetener added to taste: use your favorite, I use Stevia. Maple Syrup, Honey & Agave are good too

Method

  • Slice lemon in half and squeeze it over a strainer into 2 cups of cold water. Sweeten lemon water to taste with your favorite sweetener. Fill popsicle molds 2/3 with lemonade. Freeze uncovered for about 1 hour. Take pops out of freezer. Scrape and stir any ice crystals that have formed. Add a spoonful of the julienned cucumber to the pop molds. Be sure to leave a tiny bit of room at the top of your popsicle mold so they don't overflow when you add the stick. With a popsicle stick or a butter knife, press the cucumber into the mixture so it is evenly distributed. Add your popsicle sticks, freeze pops for another 3-4 hours until solid.
  • Notes
  • These spa pops are a healthier & more cost efficient alternative to store bought pops. More environmentally friendly too, no packaging to toss!
  • As always, use your own taste buds to determine how sweet you want your ice pops.
  • Instead of lemon, try some lime!
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117 Responses to Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles

  1. Hi Marla, These look wonderful!!! I will be making these this weekend for my girls! So creative and fun! Thank you for sharing! Happy Summer! xo, Melanie

  2. These sound delicious and look beautiful too! I love cucumber water, so I can imagine these would be like giving yourself a taste of spa treatment. There’s something about the subtlety of the cucumber that just turns water into a complete refresher.

  3. How beautiful. What a clean, refreshing summer treat. Love the photos. Everything looks so crisp, chilly and pretty. Need to make some to pop in the cooler for the beach this weekend! Thanx!

  4. These are so pretty! I love your post too, I hope one day I can go to one of those fancy spas. In the meantime I can make these cute Popsicles!

  5. That looks really pretty! I think my kids are going to love it. For the first time, I think they’ll be having something green without any complains, lol! They really love lemonade and the idea of making it into popsicles is just genous! lol!

  6. I’m SO with you on the fantasy appeal of some spa time. I can think of no vacation I would like more than to kick back, be hand fed hyper-healthy food, and be facial-ed, massaged, and generally pampered for a couple of weeks. I love your can do spirit about bringing the spa home with these neat pops. What a super idea!

  7. How gorgeous is that? It is really awesome and it sounds as though it tastes as good as it looks. I love your super pop model. He is really enjoying himself. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  8. Those look beautiful!! Going to head to the farmers’ market tomorrow and will stock up on cukes. If they are anything as good as your last popsicle recipe (and how can they be anything but?!), I will be a very happy girl.

    I once went to Enchantment…long long ago…ah, life before children. A request for your next recipe: a popsicle that can give you a backrub! In the mean time, however, I’ll take this.

    • Sloane, a popsicle that gives a back rub-now your talking! I sure do remember a time long ago before kids. Little did we know how much spare time we had on our hands. There was extra time for spa treatments and places like Enchantment Resort. We’ll need to keep the dream alive girl!

      Mary, yes a handsome super pop model indeed!

      Adair, that gorgeous spa boy will need to stay in my mind…..at least I can have the pop!!

  9. Your post is gorgeous! I love these pops and wish I could have these at my spa (haha – my house). I need a girl’s spa day really soon…wanna join me in Atlanta and bring these pops?! Our hubs can drink wine and hang out….

  10. Marla, I absolutely love your creativity! These totally remind me of a spa day! *Sigh* I agree, a girl can dream…I’m going to have to make these and have a spa day at home! 😉

  11. A day at the spa spent slurping down cucumber pops. Now THAT is what I want to be doing right now! With a gorgeous spa boy at my side, of course.

  12. Your popsicles look absolutely delicious! I love recipes for treats that are homemade yet healthy for my kids. I also love it when people post pictures with each step in the process. Nice post!

  13. Marla, lovely – bright – and playful. You clearly have a natural talent and creative ability. I’m really enjoying your blog and recipe ideas. Once the fair is over I would love to take you to lunch and pick your brain. I love the pictures of your little one… my little guy is the 5.

    • Louise, I would love to go to lunch with you once our little ones are back at school. I had so much fun with you at the OC Fair. Can’t wait to catch up again soon.

      Katie, hope you kids love these pops as much as mine do :)

      Gwen, wish I could hop the next flight to Atlanta to do a girl’s spa day.

  14. Marla…the hmmm look your son is giving to that unique popsicle is priceless!

    Yes, this is certainly a healthy and different twist to the pops I’ve made for myself. I’m willing to give this mix a try. I also noticed that you covered the the whole surface with foil…great tip…now, why didn’t I think of that? I guess, this is why you are all becoming a huge part of my culinary journey.

    Thanks for the tiny spa moment ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

  15. How did you know one of my secret pleasures when going to the spa is indeed the cucumber water there? I love this popsicle version even more. I can just close my eyes while enjoying one of these and be in pure bliss.

  16. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! I saw these popsicles on Tastespotting (or FoodGawker… don’t remember which) and they totally intrigued me. You have a beautiful blog and your photography is really nice. All the best to you!

  17. Great idea. I have been cutting cucumbers and sometimes also throwing mint into my water bottles along with lots of ice for a refreshing sip throughout the day. Very spa like 😉

    I must try your popsicle idea.

  18. I’m 7months pregnant and have been totally addicted to cucumbers. They’re so refreshing and really calm my reflux. While eating a sugary sweet freeze-pop last night (which is NOT reflux friendly), I decided I needed to find a recipe for cucumber pops…and that lead me here! I can’t wait to try this out!

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  20. These look delish! I actually found this on FB and was completely shocked that the gal listed your entire recipe in her pin. I left a comment and several bloggy friends have had their pins removed from her boards since she wouldn’t take down the recipe. Anyway – thought you should know:
    pinterest.com/pin/191543790374889220/

    And I am going to pin these now from the source – which is YOU! :)

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