What’s not to love about a refreshing ice block on a hot day? You can pick up ice block moulds cheaply from bargain stores and some supermarkets. These apple and cucumber ice blocks are cooling and zesty with the addition of lemon and mint. They contain no added sugar (unlike most commercial popsicles, even the artisanal, fruity ones) and are vegan and gluten-free.
Cool as a cucumber ice blocks
3 apples (or 2 cups pure apple juice)
1 large Lebanese cucumber
1 lemon, skin and pith removed (or the juice of 1 lemon)
Handful of fresh mint
Depending on your equipment, there are two easy ways to make these ice blocks. Either put all ingredients through a juicer OR substitute fresh apples for apple juice and combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. The blended ones have more texture than the pure juice.
Juice or whiz ingredients together, pour into moulds and freeze.
This recipe first appeared in the January 2013 newsletter. If you’d like a delicious recipe, healthy article and thought-provoking links in your inbox each month, add your email address to the free sign-up.