Do you know how to celebrate both the arrival of spring, sunshine, and Cinco de Mayo? I’ll give you a hint: it rhymes with bargarita hopsicles. Okay, fine, you guessed it. The answer is pineapple cucumber lime margarita popsicles! Non-alcoholic, of course.
Things you need to make pineapple cucumber lime margarita popsicles
The ingredients are extremely simple, fresh and straightforward. It’s a healthy treat that fits any diet, and packs all of that amazing tropical fruit flavor. (Can I get an olé?)
Here’s what you need to make these Cinco de Mayo popsicles:
- Popsicle mold—I love this one from Amazon because it’s silicone and comes with sticks!
- Coconut water
- Margarita mix
How to cut a pineapple
Obviously you need fresh pineapple for this recipe. I mean, you can buy it in a can, but fresh is always best for flavor. Use the following steps to learn how to cut a pineapple easily:
- Tip the pineapple on its side on a cutting board. Cut the crown off the top, about half inch from the top.
- Stand the pineapple upright and cut the skin from top to bottom, in small sections that follow the contours of the pineapple. Keep doing this all the way around until the skin is gone.
- Lay the pineapple down on its side, and cut lengthwise, slicing off in long pieces around the core. From there cut them into small cubes.
Tips for making homemade popsicles
First and foremost, you want to make sure that your popsicle mold works well. That’s why I like the silicone one. It’s easy to remove popsicles once they are frozen. You can place the mold in warm water for a 20-30 seconds to loosen up the popsicles.
Second, you want to make sure the sticks are in straight. To do this easily, pour your mixture into the molds first. Let it freeze for about 20-30 minutes, so it’s firm. Remove from the freezer, and insert popsicles sticks. That way they don’t slide to the side or bob up and down. You can also soak them in warm water for 5-10 minutes before, which helps prevent sliding.
Other than that, these are extremely straightforward, and a refreshing and fun treat to make with the kids.
Grab the recipe for these pineapple cucumber lime margarita popsicles below, and enjoy!
Pineapple Cucumber Lime Margarita Popsicles (Non-Alcoholic)
- 2 cups fresh pineapple sliced
- 1 cup cucumbers sliced
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup margarita mix
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 lime juiced
- Put the pineapple, cucumbers, mint, margarita mix, coconut water, sugar and lime juice in a blender. Mix until smooth, or for about 1 minute.
- Pour the juice mixture into the molds, filling to the top line of each mold so the popsicles are level.
- To keep the popsicle sticks from floating around in the molds, soak them in warm water for 5–10 minutes before inserting. Then, place the lid on the mold and insert the sticks, making sure they are straight and even.
- Place the filled molds in the freezer for at least 6 hours. When they are firm and ready to be removed, run the bottom of the mold under warm water for about 20–30 seconds. Gently grip the handles and pull upward to get a clean popsicle. Enjoy!
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Need more popsicle recipes? Try these creamy vegan chai coconut popsicles with melted dark chocolate and these lemon lime floral popsicles! Yum!