These healthy 3 ingredients orange popsicles recipe are the perfect frozen treat for a hot summer day. These orange ice lollies are quick and easy to make. They are sweet, fruity, delicious, and refreshing orange popsicles treat like any summer treat should be.
These healthy orange juice popsicles are orange juice on a stick. As the temperature rises, you like to have some of these blood-orange popsicles in the freezer to cool off. The best is that kids love this orange ice popsicle. You only need 3 natural ingredients- oranges, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and honey.
More About these best ice lollies
• These orange juice popsicles have an icy texture which is excellent to enjoy in the hot weather.
• They are easy to make, and you must do juice, mix and pour into mold. Little kids can help too.
• A refreshing and straightforward way to enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice.
• It is healthier, nutritious than any commercial brand ice lollies. They are the perfect dessert for a restrictive diet, either gluten-free, nut-free, or vegan.
Video Tutorial of how to make a Popsicles
Orange Popsicle Ingredients
1. Orange. I like to use fresh oranges for these orange ice pops. I use any orange, but I used different kinds of fresh oranges for this popsicle, which produce two-tone orange popsicles. You can also use a commercial brand or store-bought orange juice if you have one.
2. Lemon Juice. The freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a bright flavor to the popsicles.
3. Honey will sweeten the popsicle a bit; I also like the unique taste of the orange pops.
What Popsicle Molds to Use?
This is the popsicle mold I own and use. It is easy to use dishwasher safe. Any popsicle mold will work for this recipe. I like this mold since it makes unmolding easy to clean; you can add popsicle sticks right away. If you don’t want to buy online, you can get some from your local grocery store.
Best oranges for juice/ popsicles
• Navel oranges are best eaten fresh but can still be used for popsicles.
• Sweet oranges are great for juice and for eating it fresh.
• Valencia oranges are the best known for their delicious juice and high sugar content.
Tips for juicing oranges for an orange juice popsicle recipe
1. Use the type of oranges that are tasty, juicy, and deep orange color for colorful popsicles.
2. Use a juicer to get as much juice as you can. This is the citrus juicer I own and use.
3. Freshly squeezed orange juice can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks or frozen for up to 12 months for best taste. Use the orange juice for popsicles for a refreshing treat.
How to Make Homemade Orange Popsicles
The full recipe with quantities is in the recipe card below. This is the overview to understand each step involved in this DIY ice lollies before starting.
1. Juice Oranges and Lemon. Extract all the juice from the oranges and lemon. Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, and honey into a bowl or pitcher. Stir until the raw honey is well dissolved.
2. Pour into the Popsicles mold. Pour the orange mixture into the popsicles mold and add the popsicle sticks.
3. You can Freeze the popsicles for about 4- 6 hours or overnight. Unmold and enjoy.
How to Store Homemade Popsicles
After unmolding, re-freeze the popsicles for 20 minutes or until they are solidly frozen again. Remove the popsicles from the freezer, place them in a freezer zip bag, and seal. Label the bag with the date and the flavor of the pops. Homemade fruit popsicles will keep for about one month in the freezer, and after that, they begin to lose their flavor.
How long does it take a popsicle to freeze?
Popsicles take 4- 6 hours to freeze and make unmolding easy fully. Freezing times will vary depending on the freezer, the type of popsicle base made, and finally, the mold you are using.
How long do homemade popsicles keep in the freezer?
You can store these homemade popsicles for 1-2 months in the freezer. If kept for longer, they won’t go bad, but the texture and flavor may change.
Variations to the Orange Popsicle Recipe
Orange Creamsicles. You can quickly turn this orange popsicle mixture into orange cream popsicles. Add 2 cups of vanilla yogurt and 2 tablespoons of pure honey to the orange popsicle mixture. Stir or blend everything. Then pour into the popsicles mold and freezer for about 6 hours. Now Unmold the orange creamsicle popsicle and enjoy.
What if I don’t have a popsicle mold?
You can make orange popsicle recipes from muffin tins, shot glasses, small drinking cups, or even a loaf pan. The sticks can lie slanted; another option is to freeze the popsicle mixture for about 2 hours before adding the popsicle sticks.
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Orange Popsicles Recipe
- citrus juicer
- popsicle mold
- popsicle sticks
- 2 ½ cups orange juice (7 fresh oranges)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (juice from 1/2 lemon)
- 1 tablespoon Pure honey
- Extract the Juice from Oranges and Lemon. Strain the liquid to remove all the pulp from it. Then warm the raw honey to make it easy to dissolve.
- Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, and the raw honey into a bowl or pitcher. Stir until the honey is well dissolved.
- Pour the orange mixture into the popsicles mold and add the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze the popsicles for about 4- 6 hours or overnight.
- When ready to Unmold, bring the popsicles out of the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Unmold, serve, and enjoy.