It’s certainly been fun to get to try lots of new restaurants and such since we moved to Nashville this summer, but it’s also been nice to have a few places we were already big fans of from our previous trips to town over the past few years.
One of my favorite spots is a popsicle place called Las Paletas that sells some amazing popsicle flavors (avocado popsicle anyone?).
I remember one of the first times I went there I got a lime and mint popsicle that was such a breath of fresh air on that hot summer day, and I thought it would be fun to try to make my own version since I can’t always run across town every time a popsicle craving hits.
Plus, I think it would make the perfect party dessert, so it’d be nice to make my own. I try to do a pretty low refined sugar lifestyle, so I wanted to recreate the treat using Truvia Natural Sweetener.
We actually got to work with Truvia on this post, which was great for me. It really is one of my go-to sweeteners for my eating plan.
Plus, it’s just easy to use, coming in multiple box sizes for single serving options, but I mostly stick with the jar. 🙂 Anyway, on to the recipe!
Lime + Mint Popsicles
For the Truvia Natural Sweetener simple syrup:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Truvia Natural Sweetener
For the popsicle:
1 cup water
1/4 cup Truvia simple syrup
1 peeled cucumber, chopped
10-12 mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
zest of one lime
To make the simple syrup, add the water and the Truvia Natural Sweetener to a small saucepan and heat over low-medium heat until the sweetener dissolves.
Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature before adding to the recipe.
While the syrup is cooling, juice and zest your limes, peel and dice your cucumber, and wash and pick your mint leaves.
Add your popsicle ingredients to a blender and puree until all ingredients are smooth.
Pour your liquid into a popsicle mold and freeze in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove when frozen and enjoy!
The crisp mint is perfect with the tart and zesty lime and the cucumber cools off the intensity a bit and gives the popsicle a thicker consistency. These will definitely be making an appearance at my next party (or maybe I’ll just keep them for myself!).
I love that I only have to walk to my freezer now to get my perfect summer treat and no added sugar means it’s guilt-free too. I guess I know how I’ll be spending the rest of my end-of-summer afternoons! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman.
These POPSICLES look so yummy and delicious. I’m already in love with this !
i will make it soon!
I made these yesterday. Doubled the recipe and through in a seeded serano pepper! Made popsicles out of half and frozen margaritas with the other half. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
These popsicles look great and all but OMG I have to say it– I’m already in love with this kitchen!! Can’t wait to see an actual post on your new home, Laura!
I cannot wait to try these! I’m on a diet with no sugar and these are the perfect treat.
I got the mold here:
You should try them, just let them thaw a bit before pulling them out of the mold 🙂
I got it here:
You have to let them thaw a little before you can pull them out, but it works pretty well 🙂
So another new sweetening thing? Probably should try this at some point… on the other hand i am sure this will taste awesome with honey as well!
Hi can you tell us where you got the molds they look yummy 🙂 thanks x
it’s just perfect! thank you for sharing
These sound so amazing!! I might actually try and make these!
these look nice, very refreshing, definitely a better option to ice creams!xx
These look so delicious!I have been making a lot of popsicles lately. I have posted them on my blog, too.
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These look so yummy! I LOVE lime, so I will definitely want to try these.
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This sounds like such a fun and refreshing treat! It sounds perfect for hot days, I’ll have to try it out for myself 🙂 x
I haven’t been using my popsicle molds as much as I would have liked to this summer because it seems most popsicles are loaded with sugar. I love that this made these popsicles with a low calorie sweetener. As a matter of fact, this has inspired me so much that I am going to dust off my popsicle mold.
I’ve never been a huge fan of mint and lime together, but this looks so delicious that I might have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This sounds so refreshing!
Mint is such a nice flavor to enjoy on a hot day. The entire mint + cucumber + lime combination sounds amazing!
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These would be perfect for the perpetual humid tropical weather! Where did you get your popsicle mold Laura? I have one with a reusable handle/stick but I like this one where you can use the disposable wooden popsicle sticks. It makes it perfect for parties. 🙂