These 2 ingredient lime popsicles are refreshing frozen treats for the hot summer days. This recipe uses only 2 ingredients and no complicated cooking method.
Lime is one of the flavors that many people like, whether in a refreshing limeade drink or frozen lime popsicles. These limeade popsicles are made with fresh lime juice, water, and sugar. They are easy, and my kids love to help make them.
More about these Lime Popsicles
• These are refreshing limeade in the form of a popsicle. You can add some diced fruit for color to the frozen treat. I like using a lime zest for color too.
• The lime flavor is bright and bold and perfect for summer days. The popsicle is light and will balance your taste buds after any meal.
• It is straightforward to make. All you do is squeeze the lime and dissolve sugar in water, mix and pour into popsicles mold.
• These lime popsicles have the best sweet and sour combinations of flavor you would like to have on a hot day. The best is they are dairy-free, and gluten-free ice pops
. They are simply limeade on a stick.
Homemade Lime Popsicles Ingredients
1. Lime. I use freshly squeezed lime juice to flavor the popsicles. It is the star of the recipe. This is the lemon juicer used for extracting the juice.
2. Sugar– I used white granulated sugar for the recipe. I made a simple syrup by combining one part of water with one part of sugar. Then cook them until the sugar dissolved. You can use it right away or store it in the refrigerator for later use.
3. Cold Water is used to dilute the syrup and the lime juice.
How to make Homemade Lime popsicles
This is an overview of how to make lime popsicles. For detailed instructions and ingredients, check the recipe card below.
The first step is to make a simple syrup. Add the sugar and ½ cup of water to a small saucepan over medium heat to make the syrup. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Extract the juice from the limes with a juicer for maximum extraction. You can strain the liquid to get rid of any of the pulp or use it as it is.
In a medium bowl or pitcher, add the lime juice, the syrup, and the cold water and mix thoroughly.
Pour into popsicle molds, add the popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight or for about 6 hours.
To remove from mold, allow the popsicles to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes and then unmold.
Place into a plastic bag and store in the freezer.
How to Make Popsicles Without a Mold
You can make Popsicles virtually in anything from muffin tins, shot glasses, small drinking cups, or even a loaf pan. The sticks can lie slanted, but you can wrap the container tightly with aluminum foil if you want it standing upright. Poke a hole through the foil with a knife, add the sticks, and they will stand upright. Another option is to freeze the popsicle mixture for about 2 hours before adding the popsicle sticks, and they will stand upright.
What Can I Add to My Lime Popsicles?
• Add edible flowers or pieces of cut fruits to the popsicles mold before freezing to add an attractive touch to the lime popsicles.
• Use your favorite character mold for a fun popsicle or theme pops party.
• Make them creamy by adding milk or yogurt to the popsicles like these creamy popsicles.
• Add your favorite fruit or fruit juice to the limeade to make a perfect flavored popsicle.
Should I Use Bottled Lime Juice or Fresh Squeezed?
You can use the bottled lime juice if that is available to you. But if you have access to fresh limes, I recommend you use freshly squeezed lime juice. It tastes better and fresh.
Variations and substitutions to the Lime Ice Pops
You can make citrus popsicles by adding orange and tangerine juice to the recipe.
Add raspberries to make a raspberry limeade popsicles version.
Another option that you can make with this recipe is colored limeade popsicles.
Make sugar-free lime popsicles with a natural sugar substitute such as honey, agave, and other sweeteners.
Add cherries to create cherry lime popsicles and for a healthy version, add avocado to make creamy avocado popsicles.
Key Lime Popsicles Tips
1. 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.
2. Popsicles take 6- 8 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.
3. You can use a funnel that comes with this popsicle mold or drink pitcher or measuring cup for pouring the lime into the popsicle mold.
4. It’s much easier to remove frozen popsicles from silicone popsicle molds.
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Simple Lime Popsicles
- small pan
- popsicle mold
- popsicles sticks
- ½ cup lime juice (3 medium-sized lime)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups cold water
- Make simple syrup. Add the sugar and ½ cup of water to a small pan over medium heat. Stir or whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
- Stir in fresh lime juice and zest until fully incorporated.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold. Add the cover and popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Unmold the popsicles.
- Place into a plastic bag and store in the freezer.
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.