These refreshing lemonade popsicles only require 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes of work. Homemade lemon popsicles are a delicious summer treat, and a great way to stay hydrated in the hot weather.
Ice pops, ice lollies or lemonade popsicles; whatever you choose to call them, these simple treats are perfect for summer. Homemade lemon popsicles are packed with flavor, and easier to make than you'd think.
Why you'll love it
- So easy to make
- Only 3 ingredients needed
- A lovely lemon flavor
- Affordable homemade ice pops
- Great way to use up a surplus of lemons
- Suitable for kids and adults
- Vegan, dairy free, gluten free, nut free
Lemons: Freshly squeezed lemons give these popsicles a lovely flavor.
Sugar: The sugar balances out the sourness from the lemons, and also give the popsicles a great texture.
Water: Water is added to thin out the strong lemon juice.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Squeeze the lemons into a small bowl.
Two: Add sugar to the lemon juice, and whisk until all the sugar is completely dissolved. The liquid will be thicker, like a syrup.
Three: Add water to the lemon syrup. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and place them in the freezer to set overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
Four: Remove the popsicles from the molds, and serve!
- Use a measuring jug to pour the liquid into popsicle molds.
- You can add less water for a stronger, more concentrated lemon flavor.
- The exact amount of liquid needed depends on the size of your popsicle molds. This recipe will make 6-10 popsicles.
- Use fresh lemon juice. Store bought lemon juice tastes a little artificial in this recipe, but can also be used if needed.
- The popsicles take between 6-8 hours to freeze.
Lemon ice pops are best served as a refreshing treat or dessert in the summer. They are best served straight from the freezer, as popsicles tend to melt really fast in the heat.
I recommend using silicone popsicle molds, as the ice pops are so easy to remove from these.
With alcohol: Add a shot of vodka, or replace part of the water with white wine. This is a great option for a more grown up version.
Lemon creamsicles: Add ⅓ cup Greek yogurt.
With added fruit or berries: Add diced fruits or berries, like raspberries, blueberries, cherries or diced mango. This makes the popsicles more fun to eat.
Frozen popsicles store really well for at least 6 months. I love to keep a batch of these at hand in my freezer for any time I'm looking for a frozen treat. This also means that this recipe is perfect for making ahead of time.
They will start to melt as soon as they are removed from the freezer. For this reason, I recommend that you grab individual popsicles whenever you're ready to eat them.
Frequently asked questions
Drink it! The liquid is essentially a basic lemonade, and is very refreshing.
Absolutely. Store bought lemonade can be poured straight into popsicles molds and frozen into ice pops.
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- Popsicle Molds
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cup water
- Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl.
- Wish lemon juice and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add cold water, and mix.
- Pour the liquid into popsicle molds, and freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
- Remove the ice pops from the molds, and serve.
- Frozen popsicles store well for at least 6 months. These are really easy to make ahead.
- If you struggle to remove the popsicles from their molds, you can leave them out in room temperature for about 2-5 minutes. The heat will cause them to start melting enough to loosen up from the molds.