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3 lemon popsicles on a tray of ice cubes and slices of lemons

Lemonade Popsicles

Cool and refreshing lemonade popsicles that are super easy to make. Also includes tips for making your popsicles smooth like sorbet!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemonade Popsicles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 8 popsicles
Author: Priya Maha


  • 550 ml drinking water
  • 200 g sugar
  • 155 ml lemon juice strained


  • Measure water into a measuring jug.
  • Pour half of the water into a medium-sized pot. Add sugar into the pot and turn on the heat to a low flame.
  • Stir to dissolve the sugar. Turn of the heat and add the remaining water. Set aside.
  • Roll lemons on your kitchen counter to soften the pulp inside. Cut each lemon into 2 and squeeze the juice. Strain to remove pulps and seeds and measure.
  • Add the measured lemon juice into the sugar syrup solution and mix well.
  • Pour the lemonade solution into prepared popsicle molds. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours. Overnight freezing is better.
  • To unmold the popsicles, dip the mold in a pot filled with water. The water level should not be above the mold cover, to avoid water getting into the frozen popsicles.
  • Leave the mold in the water for about 30 seconds. Remove the popsicles by holding the stick and pulling them upwards, vertically. Keep the mold in the water a little longer if the popsicles are still stuck to the mold.


  • If you prefer the popsicles to be smooth and of a sorbet-like consistency with finer ice particles (instead of frozen to an ice block consistency), freeze the lemonade solution in 2 stages.
  • In the first stage, churn the lemonade solution in an ice cream maker until the ice particles have formed (but not fully frozen). Pour the semi-frozen solution into the popsicle molds and proceed with the second stage freezing for at least 4 to 6 hours before unmolding and serving.
  • Without an ice machine, pour the lemonade solution into a freezer-safe container and freeze for about 3 to 4 hours. Use a fork to break the ice particles that have formed or transfer that almost frozen solution into a blender and blend for a few seconds until the ice is all squashed to a smoothie-like consistency. Pour the solution back into the popsicle mold and continue to freeze for at least 4 to 6 hours before unmolding and consuming.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.3g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 3.9mg | Potassium: 20.5mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 25.4g | Vitamin A: 1.2IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 3.5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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