Cool down this summer with refreshing these lime popsicles. This easy 3-ingredient recipe will teach you how to make the best homemade lime ice pops in a matter of minutes.
Why you'll love it
- Refreshing cold treat
- Really easy to make
- Customize to suit your preferences
- The kids love it!
- Refined sugar free
- Allergy friendly, with a vegan option
Lime juice: Use freshly squeezed lime juice, or bottled juice if that's what you have available. Depending on the size of your limes, you will need 5-10 limes.
Water: Water dilutes the lime flavor a little, and adds volume to the popsicles.
Honey: I use honey as my choice of sweetener in these popsicles, but you can also use sugar or agave nectar instead. Adding a sweetener is important, as this is what gives the popsicles a great texture. If you omit it, the popsicles will be frozen solid like ice cubes!
First, combine water, lime juice and honey. To help the honey dissolve, I usually find it easier to use boiling water. Alternatively, add the ingredients to a pot on the stove top, and stir while you bring the liquid to a simmer.
Allow the warm liquid to cool down completely, before you pour it into popsicle molds. Depending on the size of your popsicle molds, you should get 8-10 popsicles.
Place the molds in the freezer, and leave the ice pops to set for at least 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
💡 TIP! If your popsicle molds don't have popsicle sticks included, you can use wooden ice cream sticks. Wait for the popsicles to be partially frozen, about 30-60 minutes, then insert the sticks into the middle, and place them back into the freezer to set completely.
- Use hot (boiled) water to dissolve honey, or cold water to dissolve sugar.
- If you want a stronger lime flavor, you can add lime zest from a few limes.
- It's much easier to remove frozen popsicles from silicone popsicle molds compared to plastic or metal molds. I always use my silicone molds.
These popsicles are best served as a frozen treat or dessert. I love to make them in the summer. Here are some other cold food and drinks that tastes great in the warm weather:
Lime + coconut: Use coconut water instead of regular water. The coconut and lime flavors work really well together.
Extra lime: Add a slice of lime, lime zest and extra lime juice to each popsicle if you want a stronger lime flavor.
Lime ice pops can be stored in a freezer for up to 8 months. I love having homemade popsicles available for easy desserts and treats, and this recipe is perfect for any occasion.
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely. Lime popsicles are made with a combination of lime juice and water. The water dilutes the flavor, and adds volume to the ice pops.
These lime popsicles are healthy, and made with natural ingredients. At 55 calories per piece, they are a light and delicious treat. As with everything, enjoy them in moderation as part of a varied diet.
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- Popsicle Mold
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup lime juice (6 limes)
- Combine boiling water, lime juice and honey in a mixing bowl or measuring jug.
- Allow the liquid to cool down, then pour it into popsicle molds. This should give 8-10 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.
- Freeze the popsicles until they are completely set. This usually takes at least 4-6 hours.
- Store frozen lime ice pops for up to 8 months.
- Add extra lime juice or lime zest to enhance the lime flavor.
- Vegan popsicles: Replace the honey with sugar or agave nectar.