The other day I was on Facebook and I noticed, Jessica Landry, a dear friend of mine and her kiddos had posted about making popsicles from pickle juice. Well, I got all excited. Not because I wanted to try them. No, no, no. I don’t eat pickles. bleh. My boys on the other hand obviously lack potassium or sodium or something because they crave pickles. I thought for sure they would love these.
The first batch I made was a bomb. It was funny though because they ate them up anyway. Boys are weird. They ate the things because of how bad they tasted. They would get a good lick then you could see the “ugh” come over their faces as they became all distorted. Strange beings, they are. Anyways, I asked what they didn’t like about them and they said they didn’t taste that much like pickles. Hmmm…
Next try I did something different. I actually juiced the pickle in my juicer. It does have a different taste. I was shocked. I took that juice, added some of the pickling juice and some water and made the popcicles again. This time they loved them!
- 7 large pickles
- 1/4 cup of pickling juice (from pickle jar)
- 1/4 water
Juice the pickles with a juicer or blend them in the blender. If you use the blender you will have to strain the juice to remove seeds and pulp. Add the pickling juice and water to the juice from the actual pickles. Fill popcicle molds or Dixie cups with the juice. Freeze overnight.
I’ve read that pickle juice actually has lots of healthy benefits. My grandma eats them to ease her leg cramps. I’ve also been told they are good when you are feeling dehydrated. I think we’ve found a new snack to add to our growing repertoire. Thanks, Jess!
Let me know if you try it!