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Citrus Popsicles

These fun and fruity citrus popsicles are made from simple ingredients like fresh orange and lemon juices, with sweet honey, and are the perfect treat on a hot day!

Citrus Popsicles on a table with a bite taken out of the popsicle.

Summertime is for pools, parties, and popsicles!

These refreshing citrus popsicles are so easy to make, and you can control exactly what goes into them, and how sweet they are to fit your personal tastes. I’ve made them here with fresh orange and lemon juices, sweet honey, and water. 

They’re easy to make and made with real ingredients, so you won’t feel bad about letting the kids have two or three.

Trust me, all kids–young and old–love these citrus popsicles!

Fresh orange being juiced.

Ingredient for citrus popsicles

  • Fresh orange juice and lemon juice – Fresh is best! Combined, these will both make a delicious and citrusy popsicle.
  • Water – Water will help the honey and juice combine thoroughly.
  • Honey – Honey will add sweetness to the popsicle. 
  • Sliced orange – Sliced oranges can be placed inside the popsicle molds to add a delicious and decorative touch!
Fresh orange and lemon juice in a pitcher.
Citrus Popsicles in a popsicle mold.

How to make popsicles

Making popsicles is super easy, and eating them is even easier!

To make homemade popsicles, take your popsicle mold and carefully lay some orange slices along the sides. 

Mix together all of the ingredients and give it a taste. If it’s not sweet enough, add more honey. If it’s not citrusy enough, add more juice! Trust your palate!

Once you have the perfect popsicle solution, carefully pour it into the molds, and add a popsicle stick. 

Freeze overnight for best results, and consume!

A tip for removing popsicles from their molds: dip the molds in warm water, this will help the popsicle gently release from the sides so they slide out with no breakage.

Citrus Popsicles on a table with ice.

Hydrating popsicle swaps

To make these popsicles even better for you, simply swap out the water for coconut water!

Coconut water has amazing hydrating properties.

Aside from having water in it, coconut water also contains electrolytes (potassium, sodium, and magnesium,) that all aid in keeping your body properly hydrated!

Citrus Popsicles stacked on top of each other.

Adding different kinds of citrus

You don’t have to stop at orange juice and lemon juice!

Try this recipe with different kinds of citrus, like limes, tangerines, or grapefruit!

Another fun and delicious idea is adding finely diced fruit to the mixture, like mangoes, or strawberries. 

Storage of homemade ice pops

Feel free to make a giant batch of these popsicles a few days before you need them!

You can store them, wrapped in parchment, in the freezer. 

Citrus Popsicles with fruit slices in the ice pops.

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Citrus Popsicles

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
These fun and fruity citrus popsicles are made from simple ingredients like fresh orange and lemon juices, with sweet honey, and are the perfect treat on a hot day!
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Servings 10 popsicles


  • 2 cups orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons honey add more for added sweetness
  • 1 orange sliced and cut into wedges


  • Place your 10-count popsicle mold onto the counter.
  • In a pitcher (you want something easily pourable) add orange juice, water, lemon juice, and honey. Stir to combine. Taste and add more honey if desired.
  • Add a few orange slices to the molds, pour in the juice, add in your popsicle stick, top with mold cover, and add to the freezer.
  • Freeze for at least 8 hours but preferably overnight.
  • Let popsicles sit out for 5 minutes and remove from the popsicle mold.


  • The sweetness of the popsicles will depend on the sweetness of the orange juices. Add more honey, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the desired sweetness is achieved.
  • Honey can be substituted by granulated sugar, maple syrup, or simple syrup.
  • Leftover juice can be drunk as a simple orangeade.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword citrus ice pops, easy citrus ice pops, frozen orange juice, homemade popsicles, orange juice popsicles, orange popsicles
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

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