My kids love popsicles, so I wasn’t sure what to think when I heard of making pickle juice popsicles. Apparently the idea has been around for quite some time, as a novelty but also for athletes, as pickle juice offers the benefits of electrolytes.
We certainly weren’t making these as a sport-recovery popsicle – I think I was mostly curious if the kids would eat them! My one loves pickles, and the other loves salt, so I thought it was a possibility!
Pickle juice popsicles are just that. I used the leftover juice from a jar of pickles, and poured it right into the popsicle molds. It’s up to you if you want to include all the stuff floating in the pickle juice (seeds, garlic, etc – depends on the brand).
Just a note – many brands use food coloring to get their pickles a nice bright green. You can steer clear of these food dyes by checking out the organic pickles or refrigerated pickles like the half-sours or Claussens (check the labels).
Once you have poured the juice into the molds, set in the freezer until the juice is frozen solid.
The verdict? My kids actually thought they would like these, and at first I think they did! But, neither of them finished their popsicles.
If you try making your own, I would love to hear what you thought!