Cucumber Basil + Watermelon Strawberry Spa Pops Recipe

It’s important to stay cool and hydrated as the weather warms up. Our preferred summer afternoon snack is homemade popsicles. These get a fun makeover into spa pops. They are healthy, hydrating and 100% natural. You’ll be surprised how quickly they disappear from the freezer!

Cucumber Basil Pops

Cucumber Melon Spa Pop | Cucumber and melon are two of my summer favorites. Both have a high water content naturally, making them a great base for popsicles. I added basil and lemon to the cucumber pops. They taste like infused water – not sweet, but utterly refreshing.

Cucumber Melon Spa Pop |

Cucumber Basil Spa Pops
Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • juice of 1-2 lemons (to taste)
  • smal handful basil leaves
  • ½ to 1 cup water, if needed for blending
  1. Puree cucumber, lemon juice, and basil in blender. Add water if needed. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
-Fresh cucumber juice can also be used, or the mixture can be strained, if desired, before pouring into the molds.

Watermelon Strawberry Pops

Watermelon Strawberry Spa Pop | To the watermelon pops, I added strawberries – a perfect summery combo!

You could definitely use other varieties of melon, berries, or other fruits. Other fresh herbs like mint, or even edible flowers would make pretty spa pops too. I use these molds which hold about 4 ounces of liquid in each one. The exact amount may vary a little bit due to natural variations in water content in the fruits and cucumber.

Watermelon Strawberry Spa Pop | Henry Happened

Watermelon Strawberry Spa Pops
Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups strawberries
  1. Puree watermelon and strawberries until very smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.

Some different combinations to try:

  • Lemon with edible flowers
  • Cucumber and mint
  • melon with slices of strawberry
  • Make with water or coconut water for extra hydration benefits.

Cucumber Melon + Watermelon Strawberry Spa Pops |


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  1. says

    Cucumber basil has become one of my refreshing favorite flavors for the summer. It was a spa[-inspired combo that seems to really get popular last summer.

  2. Alex says

    Just a quick note: At the top of the page you said “it’s important to stay cool and dehydrated” but i think you meant “hydrated”

    • says

      Ack! Thank you for catching that typo! It was supposed to be “basil.” The melon is for the other popsicle. Sorry about that! You could use 1-2 cups of melon in place of one of the cucumbers thought for a cucumber melon pop. I have done that before and it’s really yummy!

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