I recently looked for a copycat recipe for Bob's Dill Pickle Juice Popsicle and all I could find were pickle juice Popsicle's. I made three and tested them on my guys. They really puckered up and mentioned that they were very vinegary. I tried one and whew they were terrible! I looked at Bob's website and read that all they use were pickles and pickle juice and squeezed the pickle and the skins to get the juice and add a little brine. His article shares interesting information about the benefits of vinegar in reducing sugar levels up to 35% with diabetics and it is a popular sports remedy for leg cramps. I posted an instructable about this a couple of years ago. Here is a study he listed that was done on vinegar: See study results here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19997012 .
To squeeze the most out of your summer, you should try pickle Popsicle's! They are a healthier snack than regular Popsicle's filled with sugar and are very tasty! If you are a pickle addict these are spot on for a summer treat that is not sweet! Lets make some now. Oh yeah if you like this tutorial please vote when the button is up there! Thanks in advance!
Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies
This is what you will need for a sampler:
6-9 baby dill Pickles (regular flavored) ( I used a few to test to see if we liked them before making a larger recipe).
3-9 Tablespoons of pickle juice
Seasonings of choice but not necessary
Pop molds or I used a cookie wrapper made of plastic and some wooden spoons. A condiment cup is the perfect size for this type of Popsicle. ( I discovered this after this instructable was posted).
Cookie sheet, plate, spoon, scissors, zip lock bags, blender.
Step 2: Chop Pickles
Chop the pickles and pour the juice into a small condiment cup.
Step 3: Blend
Place the pickles into the blender and blend for a minute or so and then . . .
Add the desired amount of pickle juice to achieve the flavor and consistency you desire.
You may add what ever seasonings you want as well. I would add a little at a time until you get the taste you like.
We made different kinds after the sample batch using dill then garlic, and made some with jalapenos. My son liked the jalapeno the best. I loved the texture of the Popsicle.
Blend until smooth.
Step 4: Pour Into the Molds
Time to pour the mixture into the molds!
To make the mold I cut one end with the scissors to poke the spoons through.
Then I laid a plate over the cookie sheet to tilt the form so the juice did not leak.
I spooned the juice into the mold a little below the holes in the mold.
It worked perfectly.
I made my own mold because I could not imagine eating an entire dill popsicle using a regular mold. Bob's pickle pops are about 2oz so that is the size of mold I would use. Most people are making them larger so it might not matter. This is just my opinion and I am a pickle lover but not an addict.
Step 5: Make Extra
Remove the pops from the molds and place them into zip lock bags so you don't need to fiddle with removing them from the molds everytime you want one.
After testing the pickle pops I made a few extra pickle pops so when my husband's sugar is too high or he gets a leg cramp he can grab one.
Step 6: Sunshiines Final Thoughts
4 & 2 thumbs says these were super awesome (my thumbs were too busy taking pictures to be shown. Wow I was totally amazed. I loved them more than regular pickles. They had a nice crunch. If you are interested n the health benefits of pickles it is best to buy the organic dills or use raw apple cider vinegar to make your own. Next year the Popsicle's are going to be extra delicious because the pickles will be home grown and homemade! Drooling now.
I made a recipe card to put in my box. I hope this tutorial will inspire you to make some for your family and friends. They are the perfect summer treat. If you make these this please share! Thanks for stopping by and . . . . . . ~ Have an awesome summer ~
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