Strawberry Pimm’s Popsicles

1 Aug

You guys! The Royal Peanut has been born!

Wait…that was a week ago?

Well, you should still be celebrating. It’s always Pimm’s o’clock in this kitchen.

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It’s also still summer outside, which calls for popsicles.

For those of you unfamiliar with Pimm’s, it’s a magical British liqueur best paired with ice, ginger ale, strawberries, cucumber and mint. It’s called the Pimm’s Cup. It is everything you will ever need.

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While this popsicle is a deviation from the traditional Pimm’s Cup, it has the same sweet flavor with just a little bite…just like the British.

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It’s also packed with strawberries, making it perfectly refreshing for the not-so-British summer heat. Meaning, I’ve already had two today.

Also, a big shout out to my non-British husband for being my popsicle model. Job well done.

So raise your pops to Prince George, and long live the Queen! Cheers!

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Strawberry Pimm’s Popsicles

Makes about 6 popsicles

Ingredients

40 strawberries hulled, or about 2.5 lbs

1″ sliced cucumber

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup Pimm’s liqueur

4-5 mint leaves (optional)

Directions

Hull strawberries and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar evenly and let sit for 10 minutes. This will let the natural sugars in the strawberries come out. While waiting, pour out one cup of Pimm’s and immerse mint leaves to soak.

After 10 minutes, place strawberries and cucumber in food processor or blender. Chop/pulse them for no more than 4-5 seconds. You want the strawberries and cucumbers to be well blended, but to still have small fruit chunks.

Next, place your blended strawberry mixture in a mesh strainer and let the liquid from the strawberries drain (trust me, more room for Pimm’s!). Gently press on the fruit to drain remaining liquid, then return to large bowl. Remove mint leaves and add Pimm’s, then stir to combine fully.

Spoon fruit mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until firm.

Time

20 mins active, 4 hours inactive

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