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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Desserts, Frozen, Gluten-Free, Make-Ahead, Summer

Cucumber Lime Yogurt Pops

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 4 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 8 to 12 servings
Cucumber, Greek yogurt, and lime zest frozen into refreshing ice pops provide much-needed relief from hot summer afternoons.
I live in the South. If you haven't spent any time down here, allow me to inform you that it gets freakin' hot.
Luckily, relief comes at the end of a creeping vine of the Cucurbitaceae family upon which grows a fruit called the cucumber. The fact that these pops are frozen doesn't hurt.
The chili powder may seem counter-intuitive, but trust me: It’s been proven that spicy foods can cool you down by increasing blood flow and making you sweat. And in this case, the chili powder tastes good too.
This recipe first appeared in EveryDayCook.
Photo by Lynne Calamia
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  • 1 pound cucumbers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Demerara sugar
  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Specialized Hardware

Popsicle molds
Popsicle sticks
Food processor
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 4 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 8 to 12 servings


  • Combine the cucumber, yogurt, sugar, lime zest, lime juice, chili powder, and salt in a food processor. Puree for 30 seconds, stop, scrape down the sides of the food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick, and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Store in a zip-top bag in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
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