Cucumber Basil Limeade Popsicles

This recipe is very easy to adjust based on your own taste. Feel free to play around with the amounts of each ingredient.

2 cups water
2 stalks basil (stems & leaves)
¼ cup sugar
2-3 limes
½ English cucumber, seeded

In a saucepan combine the water, basil and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir frequently until the sugar has dissolved and then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly and then place entire mixture in an air-tight container and chill, at least 2 hours. (overnight is best)

Meanwhile, grate the cucumber and juice the limes. Remove the basil from the chilled syrup, and slowly add in the lime juice, tasting often.

Fill the popsicle molds ¾ of the way and chill uncovered for about an hour, until they become slushy but are not completely frozen. Top each mold with the grated cucumber and use a knife to distribute it evenly throughout the pop. Add in the popsicle stick and freeze the molds completely.

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