Cucumber-Lime Paletas (popsicles)

Cucumbers are in season now and there are lots of them at the market. Here is an idea of a way to use them beyond sliced or pickles. There is more summer weather predicted, lets enjoy it.



  • 1 large cucumber (10–12 oz.), peeled
  • 1 cup simple syrup (1 c. sugar and 1 c. water, heat & stir until sugar is dissolved, allow to cool. makes 1 1/3 c.)
  • cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger


  • Purée cucumber with simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve (or cheese cloth) into a large measuring cup, divide among ice-pop molds, insert sticks, and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours.
  • Recipe by Alison Roman
  • Photograph by Christopher Testani
    tested and approved by Bon Appetit June 2014