Enjoy this homemade Lemon Popsicle Recipe with 3 simple ingredients. It is light and refreshing and bursting with fresh lemon flavor.

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This delightful treat could not be any easier to make. It is so tasty for a hot day and the recipe only calls for 3 ingredients. The lemony flavor is absolutely delicious and an Easy Summer Dessert.

Try more lemon desserts for more great treats. It’s so easy to make homemade popsicles and I also make Cherry Popsicles, Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles, Greek Yogurt Popsicles Recipe and Root Beer Float Popsicles Recipe.

Why we love this recipe

  • They taste like homemade lemonade in a frozen dessert recipe.
  • You only need 3 ingredients to make this frozen treat.
  • It is budget friendly and easy for a hot summer day.
  • The popsicles taste great for a summer treat.


Ingredients for recipe: water, sugar, lemon juice
  • Lemon Juice, fresh 
  • Sugar 
  • Cold Water 

Find the complete list of ingredients and instructions for lemonade popsicle recipe at the bottom of the post.


  • Blueberries. Toss a handful in for a pop of color in your popsicles. Fresh berries make lemon ice pops even better.
  • Lemon Slices. You can add a few slices of lemon to each mold. This would be really pretty. You can also add lemon zest to the mixture.
  • Honey and water. Try this substitute for sugar and water. It is another option to use to sweeten your popsicles.
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How to make lemon popsicles

Step 1. Juice the lemons. You can squeeze them by hand or use a citrus juicer if you have one. Either way is fine. Just make sure to remove any seeds from the juice.

Step 2. Combine the fresh squeezed lemon juice and sugar. Just whisk these together in a small bowl to make a syrup.  You can also use a small saucepan to blend these until completely dissolved over low heat. Just make sure to allow to completely cool before placing in the molds if using a saucepan. Combine with water.

Step 3. Once everything is blended, pour the mixture into popsicle molds.

Step 4. Finally, add the popsicle sticks. Put the molds in the freezer for 4 to 6 hours or overnight until the popsicles are fully frozen. I normally leave mine overnight.

lemon popsicles on platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to remove popsicles from the molds?

Sometimes, it can be tricky to remove popsicles out of the plastic molds or silicone molds. Use this little trick to quickly and easily remove them.

Simply run warm water on the outside of the molds. This will help to loosen the popsicles from the molds. 

Just be careful and don’t do this too long or with hot water. You do not want to melt the popsicles.

How long do homemade lemonade popsicles last in the freezer?

Homemade Lemon popsicles will last 3 months in the freezer. You will love having this delicious treat in the freezer to enjoy.

How to store:

You can leave the popsicles in the mold in the freezer. Another option is to take each popsicle out of the molds and place inside a freezer bag.

I like to store mine in a plastic bag. This makes it easier for the kids to grab one for a snack without having to try to get it out of the mold.

Feel free to use the storage method that works best for you and your family.

Do I need to use fresh lemon juice?

We prefer freshly squeezed lemon juice in this recipe. While you certainly can try using bottled lemon juice, we think fresh tastes better.

Bottled lemon juice often is more tart so keep that in mind. If you plan to use bottled, you may need to adjust the sugar accordingly.

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Lemon Popsicles

5 from 5 votes
Enjoy this homemade Lemon Popsicle Recipe with 3 simple ingredients. It is light and refreshing and bursting with fresh lemon flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 37


  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice fresh
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 cups Cold Water
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  • Whisk together the lemon juice and sugar together in a small bowl to make a syrup.
  • Then stir in the cold water.
  • Pour the mixture into  popsicle molds and add popsicle sticks.
  • Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 4-6 hours or until the popsicles are fully frozen (overnight works great too).
  • When you are ready to serve, run warm water on the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles from the molds.
  • Then they are ready to enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 37kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 1mg, Potassium 21mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 1IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 1mg, Iron 1mg

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