Easy lemon lime popsicles make a delicious frozen treat on a hot summer day. Each ice pop is packed with fresh lemon and lime juice for a refreshing snack.

Lemon lime popsicle ready to enjoy.
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The blend of fresh limes and lemons combine into this wonderful recipe for homemade popsicles. With just 4 ingredients, the entire recipe is so easy. They are much better than store bought and you will save money too.

I have been making these at home for years and also make Lemon Popsicles. They are perfect for a hot day. One bite and you will be hooked. My kids also love Lemon Shortbread Ice Cream.

You might also like to try these Homemade Lime Popsicles for another refreshing frozen treat. We love making popsicle recipes. See all our lime desserts.

Why this recipe works

It’s so easy to make frozen treats at home. With just 4 simple ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this simple but delicious recipe.

I love knowing the exact ingredients going into these and feel good about giving them to my family.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lemon lime popsicles- sugar, lemons , lime, zest.
  • Sugar
  • Lemons (juiced) 
  • Lime (juiced) 

The complete ingredient list can be found in the recipe card at the bottom.

Lemon Lime Popsicle Variations

  • Lime Zest and Lemon Zest. If desired, you can add lime and lemon zest to the mixture or garnish the popsicles with the zest before serving.
  • Fruit Slices. Feel free to add lime slices or lemon slices to the popsicle mixture.
  • Fresh juice. The recipe is best using fresh lemon and lime juice. It doesn’t take much extra time to squeeze the lemons. Bottled lime juice and lemon juice will work in a pinch.
  • Sparkling Water. Instead of water, substitute sparking water for a fizzy treat.
  • Mint leaves. Add fresh mint leaves to the popsicles for a gorgeous pop of color and a flavor twist that is complimentary.
  • Lemon lime soda. For even more citrus flavor, use a lemon lime soda such as Sprite or Sierra Mist in these popsicles. It is easy to change the base liquid to make something new.
  • Creamy popsicles. You can add coconut milk or yogurt for a portion of the water. We suggest using half water and half coconut milk or yogurt in the recipe.
  • Honey. Substitute honey to taste for the simple syrup in the recipe if you prefer an alternative sweetener.
  • Small Paper Cups. You can use these if you don’t have popsicle molds.

How to make lemon lime popsicles

Saucepan with sugar water.

Step 1. Get out a small pan and add sugar water. Bring water to a simmer and whisk in sugar until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Fresh juice added to sugar mixture.

Step 3. Add the citrus juice. Stir in fresh lemon and lime juice until fully incorporated.

Mixture poured into molds.

Step 4. Pour the mixture into molds.

Mixture frozen and ready to enjoy.

Step 5. Allow to freeze. Freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

How to remove from the mold?

Hold the popsicle stick and run warm water over the mold. The popsicle should easily come out of the mold.

Be careful that you do not use hot water or you risk melting the popsicle.

Lemon lime popsicle ready to enjoy.

Storage

You can freeze the popsicles in the mold in the freezer as one option. Another option is to remove the popsicles from the mold. Place them inside a freezer bag or airtight container.

Both options work just fine. However, if you have younger children, it is easier to just remove them all at once and store in a freezer container. It makes for easy access when the kids want a snack.

FAQs

How long do you freeze homemade popsicles?

Homemade popsicles need to freeze for at least 6 hours but overnight is best.

How long do homemade popsicles last?

They will last up to 2 months if stored properly. We suggest placing them inside a freezer bag or container to ensure freshness.

How to make these popsicles sugar free?

Substitute a sugar substitute such as Stevia or monk fruit. You can also add another fruit that is naturally sweeter to enhance the popsicles naturally. Pineapple is a good add in and provides natural sweetness while combining perfectly with the lemon and lime.

Lemon lime popsicle ready to enjoy.

More homemade popsicle recipes

Try this lemon lime popsicle recipe today for the perfect treat. Please leave a comment once you do.

Lemon Lime Popsicles

5 from 3 votes
Easy lemon lime popsicles make a delicious frozen treat on a hot summer day. Each ice pop is packed with fresh lemon and lime juice for a refreshing snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freeze 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 23

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • Optional: Lime and Lemon Zest
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Instructions

  • In a small pan, bring water to a simmer and whisk in sugar until completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Stir in fresh lemon and lime juice until fully incorporated.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the popsicle mold.
  • Freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 23kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 0.2g, Fat 0.1g, Saturated Fat 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.02g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g, Sodium 3mg, Potassium 31mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 7IU, Vitamin C 11mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 0.1mg

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