Cucumber and Lime Ice Blocks

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Last week I was delivered recipe cards from one of my favourite restaurants, Mexico.  I was super excited to start re creating recipes and what caught my eye first were the ice block recipes.  Pineapple and Mint, Chocolate and Chilli and Cucumber and Lime... YUM! These recipes call for sugar so if you can use a good quality sugar such as coconut sugar.  Coconut sugar is low GI and contains nutrients, unlike refined sugar which is no more than empty calories. You will need ice block moulds for this recipe.  I was able to find really cheap moulds from K-Mart and would also think that the supermarket, The Warehouse or Farmers would have something too.

Ingredients:

1 cup water 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1 cup cucumber juice (juice of about 1-2 cucumbers) 1 lime, zest finely grated and juiced

Method:

Place water and sugar into a pot and bring to the boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once cool, add the cucumber juice, lime zest and juice.  Stir to combine. Pour into ice block moulds and freeze.

Jx