With the warm summer months coming quickly upon us, we started thinking how refreshing cold dill pickle brine can be, straight from the fridge. Admit it; you take a swig or two now and then! We made this recipe with all the brine-lovers in mind; if cold brine is good, wouldn’t a popsicle be good too? The answer is a resounding yes! While it may sound odd, these pops are surprisingly tasty, and a must-try for any dill pickle lover.
We blended our naturally fermented pickles with dill pickle brine, hot sauce, and spices, to make a cold treat that will be sure to cool you down on a hot day. And not only do they taste great, but they’re also a perfect way to use up those last remaining pickles and brine.
Dill Pickle Pops
1 cup sliced Bubbies dill pickles (approximately 4 medium sized pickles)
1 cup Bubbies dill pickle juice
Optional flavors we added:
1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce
Dash of black pepper
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of turmeric
Other fun additions:
Dried or fresh dill
Dried ground mustard
Honey or agave syrup, for a mild sweetness*
Spirits, such as vodka or tequila*
Slice the dill pickles and add them to a blender (or food processor). Add the dill pickle brine, hot sauce, and spices. Set your blender to liquefy, and blend until pickles are broken up, and the consistency of the mix is similar to a smoothie. Pour into your popsicle molds, and freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Pop those pops out, and enjoy!
* adding a small amount of alcohol or sugar will soften the popsicles if you find them too hard.