Back in May when I found a lemon tree on the property on our trip to the Bay area, I came home with a giant box full of lemons. I also found an orange tree as well and came home with oranges too! I shared my recipe for Orange Creamsicle Popsicles last month and I have been making lots of lemon and orange desserts! I made these Lemon Popsicles that week we got back, and they are so good that I’ve made them a few times since. And now that it is hot as hell everywhere, it’s time to share the recipe for these Lemon Popsicles.
This recipe for Lemon Popsicles are so light and refreshing with the hot weather. They are sweeter than lemonade, but have the perfect amount of sweetness to quench your craving for a dessert and cool you off. The best thing about this recipe for Lemon Popsicles is that they are so easy to make, and then your freezer will be stocked!
Tips for Making the Best Lemon Popsicles
• I use a silicone popsicle mold here, as it it so much easier than using the plastic ones! I used to have plastic ones and I would always struggle to get the popsicles out unscathed. I highly recommend getting one of these silicone popsicle mold if you like to make popsicles. The only thing to be careful of is to make sure that nothing is touching it while they set up in the freezer, as you can cause the popsicles to freeze in an odd shape if the silicone has been indented!
• The silicone popsicle mold also comes with little plastic sleeves to put your finished popsicles in, which I thought was kinda cool. But, if you already had a mold you can make your own sleeves with plastic wrap or just put them in a ziploc bag. Just be careful when freezing the popsicles as if you put them all together in something, they will all freezer together! So, if you remove them from the molds be sure to wrap them individually so you can easily get one out of the freezer when you want.
• I use fresh lemons in this recipe, which is key! Make sure your lemons are ripe and juicy.
• I use organic cane sugar in this recipe, this is the same as granulated white sugar, but it’s just organic. I highly recommend switching to organic cane sugar, as it’s so much better for you and it tastes better too.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Lemon PopsiclesDifficulty: Easy
Homemade lemonade in popsicle form. These Lemon Popsicles are cold, refreshing, and have all the summer vibes!
5 cups water
226 grams (1 cup) organic sugar
2 cups organic fresh squeezed lemon juice
- In a small saucepan, make a simple syrup by adding 1 cup of water and the cane sugar, and put over medium heat. Whisk until it the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from the heat.
- In a pitcher, add the simple syrup, remaining 4 cups water, and 2 cups lemon juice. Stir to combine completely.
- Fill popsicles molds, place in sticks, and freezer overnight.
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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