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Lemon Popsicles are made from scratch with only 3 ingredients! The taste and texture are spot on for popsicles, you’ll never buy them at the store again!

homemade lemon popsicles

Everybody loves a nice refreshing glass of lemonade, but a frozen lemonade popsicle is just as delicious. With lemon popsicles being perfect for warm weather and sunshine, it’s always great to have a few ready and on hand in the freezer, wouldn’t you agree?

These lemonade popsicles with lemon juice are one the best sweet and sour combinations of flavors you can imagine. What’s a lemon popsicle without a little face puckering anyway? That fish face and eye squint everyone makes when eating a fresh lemon is part of the experience, so we definitely didn’t want to leave it out!

The great thing about making lemon popsicles is that they’re so simple and easy. It’s pretty much exactly the same as making homemade lemonade, but with the added step of pouring them into popsicle molds (and waiting). Speaking of which, I highly recommend these popsicle molds on Amazon! 

lemon popsicles made from scratch

What’s in Lemon Popsicles?

  • Lemon Juice-I like it best freshly squeezed. This is the  lemon juicer  I use that makes this so easy! 
  • Sugar- Granulated sugar is what you’ll need. We will combine the lemon juice and sugar to make our lemon syrup. 
  • Cold Water- The lemon syrup is then diluted with this cold water. 🙂 

Lemon Popsicle Tips

Use either a funnel or a pitcher meant for pouring liquid to get the lemonade into the popsicle molds. Make sure to leave a little space at the top for the popsicle to freeze and expand!

Set a timer on your phone and put the sticks into the popsicles after they have been in the freezer for about an hour. This way the liquid is slightly frozen and your sticks will stay in place so they don’t become crooked.

When you are ready to remove them from the molds, allow the popsicles to sit at room temperature for a few minutes first and then pull up on the stick while you push up from the bottom.

Store in the freezer in a plastic bag. 

lemon popsicles

Should I Use Bottled Lemon Juice or Fresh Squeezed?

Either! Although, you may notice that bottled lemon juice is a little more tart because it’s more concentrated. So really it’s up to you. If you want tart and to take the easy route- go for the bottle.

What Can I Add to My Lemonade Popsicles?

Depending on the audience, you’ll find that there are large number of add-ins that you can toss into your lemon popsicles for fun. For example, gummy bears, fresh berries, or lemon slices are flavorful and great for any age!

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5 from 15 votes

Lemon Popsicles

Lemon Popsicles are made from scratch with only 3 ingredients! The taste and texture are spot on for popsicles, you'll never buy them at the store again!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 3 hours
Servings: 10 popsicles


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups cold water


  • Whisk together the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved into a syrup.
  • Add the syrup to the cold water and mix thoroughly. 
  • Pour into popsicle molds. 
  • Freeze for 1 hour, place the sticks and then freeze overnight (or for at least 3 hours, but best overnight). 
  • To remove from mold, allow the popsicles to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes and then pull up on the stick the same time as you push up from the bottom. 
  • Place in a plastic bag and store in the freezer. 


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Wow these are AMAZING 👏 😍 great job. My new favorite Popsicle and so simple