Strawberry Basil Popsicles

by Amie on July 11, 2011

Welcome to Summer…
The best time of the year is truly here.
Time for the beach.
The glowing lightning bugs.
The sunny sunshine.
The endless sandy smiles.
The Popsicles.
The boats n’ smell of the salty air on the beach.
Yes, Summer is finally here and it’s delicious.  Time for my cooling gluten-free treats.
As always, a simple, sweet lil’ popsicle.  Naturally gluten-free n’ delicious.
Perfect for your summertime sweet tooth.
I just made them and they’re almost gone…Yep, they’re that good.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Get lickin’…
Strawberry Basil Popsicles
Gluten-Free and Vegan
Makes 6
Ingredients
  • 4 large English cucumbers
  • 1 cup basil
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1/2 tsp. orange zest
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor; puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture into Popsicle molds.  Freeze for at least 3 hours.
  3. Enjoy!

Speaking of Popsicles, check out my Musselman’s Popsicle Article

Be sure to check out my featured interview on Foodsherpa

And I recently found this cute lil’ site where you can Vote for your favorite Farmer’s Market

What’s your favorite thing about Summer?

 

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bethany July 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

oh that sounds good! never thought of cukes as a base, will grab some the next time i’m out and give it whirl :).
summer favorites? popsicles on the porch, sleepy sticky kids, beach trips, late nights with jars of fireflies, smelling the neighbor’s dinners wafting through the window, night breezes, making time for good books, happy letters from my boy at camp, splashing in the backyard pool, fresh herbs on my porch! i could go on … ;)

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Amie July 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

So great to hear from you, Bethany! Hope you are well. I miss you darling and hope all’s well with the family…your summer favorites sound fabulous and very relaxing. Love those fireflies and night breezes. Have a great day.
xo,
Aims

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bethany July 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

yum! found the cukes this morning, and modified it based on the other fruit i had … used mango and raspberry, subbed a grapefruit for the orange, and used half basil half mint so my basil didn’t get entirely clipped :). sipping the leftovers and it’s great, light and fresh! i’d probably peel half the cucumber the next time, these weren’t organic and the skins are a bit bitter. thanks for the recipe!

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Amie July 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

Thanks Bethany! Ooooo I love mint…I bet it tasted amazing…wish I lived closer so I could come over and tate ‘em.
Have a great day.
xo
Aims

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Baking 'n' Books July 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Summer…looking out over the River on a beautiful day and just thanking God. Thanking Him.

No matter how much pain I’m in. No matter how bad my binging was. No matter how much I hate myself…

Thanking Him.

I am off to read your articles Ms. Amie – you are such a star!

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Amie July 12, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Awwww you just made me smile, thank you. But you are the Star darling. Looking out over a river sounds beautiful and it’s always wonderful thanking God for giving us everything we have been given, especially this life and beautiful weather.
Have a great night.
xo

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 13, 2011 at 5:16 am

My favorite thing about summer has to be the beach, especially at night when it’s still hot enough to be out but everyone has gone home and you can just enjoy a quiet picnic on the sand.

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Amie July 13, 2011 at 8:00 am

Ditto to that; I love being on the beach on the off hours when the sun is setting and the day is cooling off…it’s so relaxing and beautiful.
Have a great day, Sylvie.
xo

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Sherilyn @ Wholepromise July 14, 2011 at 5:16 am

Love the sound of these – so refreshing.

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Amie July 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Thank you, Sherilyn. Hope you enjoy them…they’re fun to make and quite refreshing. Enjoy and have a fabulous evening.
xo

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