What’s better than a cold glass of lemonade? Well, in my opinion, lemon popsicles! These easy homemade ice pops are an essential addition to your list of summer desserts.
With only three simple ingredients, one of which is water, it’s almost embarrassing to call this a recipe! But, the frozen treat people need to know about all the best summer desserts. If you love icy sweets as much as I do, be sure to print, save, or share this recipe for hot days.
Refreshing Lemon Popsicles to Make Yourself
I’m really beefing up the popsicle section on this blog, as I should be. Homemade ice pops are such a delightful treat during the summer. Whether you serve them at BBQ parties, give them to kids, or snack on them poolside, it’s always an appropriate time for frozen desserts.
When you can make homemade lemonade pops this easily, it’s also a great way to stock the freezer and skip the store-bought pops for the season.
Lemon Ice Pops Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this recipe. The exact measurements are in the recipe card below.
- Fresh lemon juice
- Optional: Lemon zest
How to Make Lemon Popsicles
Use a small pan to bring the water to a simmer.
Whisk in the sugar until it’s completely dissolved.
Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool.
Stir in the fresh lemon juice until fully incorporated.
Carefully pour the mixture into your popsicle mold and insert the sticks as per your mold’s instructions.
Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
Gently remove the pops from the mold and serve.
Enjoy on hot days or whenever you crave a cold and refreshing treat!
This will make 12 standard popsicles. Depending on the mold you use, this could change.
Lemonade Popsicles Recipe Notes and FAQ
How to add flavor and texture.
You can add some lemon zest to the mixture or as a garnish to the popsicles before serving if you choose.
What’s the best popsicle mold to use?
- Sturdy silicone mold that's perfect for homemade popsicle recipes.
- Move it from the counter to the freezer without anything under it.
- Has a bit of give so you can easily squeeze the bottoms to release the pops.
- Lids that help the sticks stay in place.
- Compact size that doesn't take up too much space in the freezer -- because who has that?
- 3 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice
- Optional: lemon zest
- In a small pan, bring water to a simmer and whisk in sugar until completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Stir in fresh lemon juice until fully incorporated.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the popsicle mold.
- Freeze for 5 hours or overnight.
If desired, you can add lemon zest to the mixture or garnish the popsicles with the zest before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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