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Liz’s Cucumber Mint Lime & Ginger Paletas (Ice Lollies)

Liz Earle


Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 mins (+ 6 hours chilling time in the freezer)


Popsicle moulds and wooden sticks

juice of 8 limes

2cm piece of ginger

handful of fresh mint leaves

1 cucumber, sliced

1 tablespoon honey, to taste



Kitchen Ninja

Recipe donated by Liz Earle & Love British Food for Veg Power. Photography by Georgia Glynn Smith |

Zesty and refreshing, our take on the Mexican frozen pops are just what you need to cool down on a hot summer’s day. Depending on how sweet you want them, add as little or as much honey as required to these cucumber mint lime & ginger paletas.


Firstly, set your wooden sticks in warm water (if using them).

Squeeze the juice of 8 limes and dilute with water (depending how zesty you want your paletas!).

Grate in the fresh ginger, add in the fresh mint leaves and sweeten with honey.

Place a few slices of cucumber into your popsicle moulds and pour in the citrusy mix.

Allow to freeze for half an hour then add in the wooden sticks, before returning to the freezer for at least a further 6 hours.

Kids in the kitchen:

These can be pretty much made by the kids, although small fingers may need some help grating the ginger, and you might need to supervise how much honey they use for sweetening. Then all that’s left is for them to be patient while the paletas freeze.

Liz Earle

Liz Earle MBE is an entrepreneur, presenter and bestselling author of 35+ books. She is a contributor to This Morning, and co-founded brands including the Liz Earle Beauty Co. and Liz Earle Wellbeing.

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