A delicious Lemon Popsicle when the temperatures soar! Such a treat to have on the ready, waiting in the freezer and fun for sharing!
There’s a dizzying array of popsicles at the store and it would be easy to just buy them. BUT, the beauty of homemade popsicles is controlling the ingredients, and letting your popsicle imagination run wild! There are so many different, interesting and fun flavor profiles to create.
Sharing homemade popsicles with family and friends is such a delight!
They’re so easy to make too!
How to Make Lemon Popsicles
Easy to make and stock up on. Popsicles can be made about one week in advance for stocking up! One week as to avoid freezer burn. Here’s how to do it:
- First, make the rosemary simple syrup. If not a fan of rosemary, you can leave it out. It’s not strong here, just subtle.
- Next, juice the lemons and mix with water and sugar simple syrup.
- Last, pour the juice into the popsicle mold and freeze.
Have on the ready when cravings strike!
I purchased a popsicle mold last Summer and shared Honey Chamomile and Watermelon Sangria popsicles on the blog. Ever since discovering how quick and easy popsicles are to make, they’ve pretty much become a freezer staple when the temperature heats up.
The flavor possibilities are endless and they’re quite simple to whip up. Refreshing and a pleasure to have on the ready when one’s melting, if you love rosemary and lemonade, you’re going to love these.
We’re still waiting for local berries here on Whidbey Island, but as soon as they come in, I’ll be whipping up all kinds of popsicle varieties. I have more recipe ideas swirling around in my head to share with y’all.
A Few Recipe Notes
- Popsicle molds can be purchased on Amazon or local retailers.
- Make lemon popsicles up to one week in advance – longer and freezer burn may set in.
- Not a fan of rosemary? Feel free to leave it out. It’s subtle in these popsicles and gives them just a bit of added interest.
- Be sure to leave a bit of head space in the molds so the popsicles will have room to expand as they freeze.
Now, go get that popsicle mold if you’ve not already!
More Popsicle Recipes to Love
Rosemary Lemonade Popsicles
- 5 Stems of Fresh Rosemary 16g
- 3 C Water 608g
- 1/2 C Cane Sugar 128g
- 1/2 C Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 110g, about 4 large lemons
- Cover rosemary in saucepan with water. Bring to a boil, turn down heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and discard rosemary. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Add just enough water to the lemonade to bring it up to 2 3/4 C (720g). Fill the popsicle molds leaving about 1/8" (3-4 mm) head space at the top. Wipe the top dry, place the lid on top and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze over night or for at least 8 hours.
- To release the pops, I turn the mold on its side and run water over the the mold on both sides. I usually have to pry the lid off, wedging a fork in between the lid and mold, especially if I forgot to dry the top of the mold off before freezing. Gently wiggle the popsicle stick to remove the popsicle... be careful here, I've broken the stick several times.
- Store popsicles in a plastic freezer bag or covered container with parchment layered between the popsicles for up to one week.
These popsicles are very good. I had more rosemary lemonade than I had popsicles so the leftover I stored in my fridge. Then while I was waiting for the popsicles to freeze up, i had a refreshing glass of the rosemary lemonade over ice cubes as a drink.
The simmering rosemary makes your house smell really good. The flavor in the popsicle is much more subtle.
I look forward to checking out more of your recipes.
Hi Christy! Thank you for your note and giving the recipe a go. So happy to hear you’re enjoying the pops and a bit of rosemary lemonade!
Merci Traci! I just made these but took your suggestion and used basil instead of rosemary. I think our rosemary here in France is a different variety…i tried using less than 16g but it was a bit too medicinal for our taste. However, we replaced with basil and added lemon zest. Delicieux!
Hi Marie! Thank you for your note and giving the recipe a go… so happy you enjoyed it with the lemon zest! So refreshing!
I came here for the recipe and ended admiring not only your beautiful posicles, but also your lemon press. I’ve never seen it! I’d love to hear, where I could get one.
Use Your Noodles
Hey Anja! Thank you for your note. I’ve had my juicer forever…. but if I recall, I think I got it at Sur La Table. I hope you enjoy these! :D
So gorgeous! Pinning :-)
Thank you Aimee! :D
MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar
I think it’s time I invest in a popsicle mold… though we’re having an unusually damp and cool spring in Virginia, I want to be ready to make these popsicles… YUM!! And LOVE the virtual baby shower… what a gift from a wonderful group of blogger friends! Happy Monday Traci!
MB, I use mine way more than I ever thought I would. There’s so many flavors and combinations you can whip up and it always comes together so quick. DO IT! :D
Simple recipe for popsicles.. I always have a batch in my freezer. Lately I have been playing with freezing smoothies and it has been so much fun.
But this one is a classic, one that is beautifully photographed, as always. :)
Hey Aysegul! Aren’t pops the best! I think I’d have them on the ready year round too.. but alas, my freezer is stuffed to the gills. It’s either the ice cream bowl or pops. I have to compromise! Freezing smoothies sounds sooo good.. I’ve not tried that yet, but it’s on my radar. :D
I need to make some popsicles. Honestly, I don’t make these often, lazy I guess. I just pour em and make a sorbet instead. Love this pop of fresh rosemary and lemonade popsicles. I am inpired.
Love it my friend.
You? Lazy? NOT!! You’ll love how easy they are, Asha, and your kiddos will love them too! Sorbet is sooo good too.. just the delivery is different.. xo
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
This has convinced me that I need a popsicle mold! It’s never too early for popsicles in my book :)
Get one, Laura! You’ll love it! :D
Rachel @ Bakerita
How crazy has this hot weather been?! I could definitely go for one of these popsicles, especially when it’s supposed to get hot later this weekend! Love the addition of rosemary, and such stunning photos – as per usual!
Crazy, Rachel! It’s sooo hot again today! I’m not liking this : / . But, I’ll just enjoy popsicles.. why not, right?
Rebecca @ NOURISHED. the blog
Talk about the PERFECT summer treat! These popsicles sound awesome – love the lemon and rosemary combination! I just bought a popsicle mold last week and I am so excited to use it.
Hooray for popsicle molds!! There’s no going back now! You’re going to love it Rebecca! :D
Shumaila | The Novice Housewife
Its almost summer here in Dallas. I recently bought a popsicle mould and haven’t yet inaugurated it. I thinks its time to make some popsicles. Yours look great!
Oh yeah, those Summer’s come early in Dallas! You’re going to love that popsicle mold Shumaila! :D
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
It is NEVER too early for popsicles, Traci! I eat them (and ice cream for that matter) year around. I LOVE these rosemary lemonade flavored pops! Herbaceous, sweet and a touch sour – the perfect way to cool off! It has been hotter than heck here too, so I foresee a bunch of these beauties in my future! Cheers, dear! xo
Like ice cream, right? Sadly my freezer wont hold both the pop mold and ice cream freezer bowl.. it is packed to the rim. Rob keep saying we need another one.. but really? There’re only two of us here! My problem is all the pizza dough, naan dough, produce from last summer and the pestos! I froze so much and need to eat it all! Time to have a clean out party! hehe.
These look so refreshing!! Rosemary and lemon— what an amazing combination. Perfect recipe for summer too (and any day in Arizona) so I’ll definitely be adding these to my list!
I feel like Rosemary is so fragrant and delicious.. I love incorporating it into sweet and savory applications. I hope you love it Liz! :D
It’s been so hot by us too lately! Even hit 90 last week … ugh so not ready for that kind of heat!! I love making homemade ice pops and these sound awesome with the rosemary! Thanks for celebrating with us!! :)
Thank you Ashley! I hear you.. it’s too early! But I guess the bright side is popsicles are on the ready! :D
Meghan | Fox and Briar
Yes, it has been unbelievably hot around these parts! I have been looking forward to these popsicles since I saw them in the email, I love the sound of rosemary lemon! And having lived in Arizona before, I can pretty much guarantee that Izzy would benefit from a cold treat this time of year (most of the year, actually). So fun celebrating Izzy together! Also pinning of course, your photos are beyond gorgeous as usual!
Jeeze, no doubt Meghan! I bet it was even hotter in Seattle! : 0 ! Indeed, designed for a hot day! Thank you for your pin! It’s been fun partying with you too! :D
geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
It’s never too early for popsicles, Traci – especially here in sunny Los Angeles. I’ve got lemons to use up since my lemon tree produces more than I can give away. I may even have to add a little booze to mine :). Gorgeous photos – I’m very impressed it everything isn’t melting!
Thank you G! Like ice cream, right? But I had to clear out the ice cream to make room for the mold.. my freezer is packed! No doubt being in LA, you’re ready for pops anytime! I would be too. And I agree… now I’m thinking I should add booze to these… like lemon cello next time? xo
Oh yum, Traci! These look so great, I can’t wait for summer so I can try them!!!
Yaya! Stephanie… so much flavor in these little pops! You’re going to love em’!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
I have never made homemade popsicles before but this recipe looks like the perfect place to start! The rosemary lemonade combo sounds so refreshing. Hopefully they helped cool you down some! ;)
I know everyone would all love these if we were celebrating in-person. Thanks for joining the party, Traci! <3
Whhhaaa the whaaaa?! I thought I was the last one on the planet to not have made homemade pops??!! You’d love it Sarah!! You gotta get a mold, posthaste! Summer is near!
I love making popsicles, and this flavor combination sounds so refreshing and delicious — I can’t wait to try these (and I love your molds)! I wish we could celebrate Izzy in person — it would be so nice to meet you AND try these gorgeous pops!
Thank you Marcie! I love this mold too… easy to use and the number of pops is just right! It would be so fun to all get together.. I agree! :D
Abby @ Heart of a Baker
I’m so jealous of your heat, it’s been so chilly here! But, I have to say I’m still eating popsicles, despite the weather :)
Popsicles year round are okay by me! I’ll send you some Sunshine sweet Abby! xo
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
I love homemade popsicles, especially lemonade ones! I also love that I’ve now discovered your blog through this virtual baby shower.. It’s like making new friends at a party in real life :) Nice to “meet” you!
Hi Nicole! Thank you for your kind words.It’s so nice to *meet* you too! You’d love these if your a fan of lemonade!
I’ve missed so many of your posts Traci! Its never to warm or cold for Popsicles in my opinion! I miss the warm warm weather of India and would’ve loved to have these on offer there! yummy yummy!
No worries Rakhee! It’s hard to keep up with everything, right? I’m struggling too. It would be time for popsicles in India for sure.. but you’re right. They’re good year round! xo
Izzy @ She Likes Food
Thank you so much, Traci!! I’ve really loved getting to know you too! And, you are so right about it already being hot here, lol! I think it might even hit 95 today, eek! So, basically I’ve been living off of popsicles lately! I love the flavor combo in these and they sound so refreshing! My mouth is starting to water just thinking about them! I hope it doesn’t get too hot where you live, or at least not too hot too soon! Thanks so much!! :)
Yayay! Izzy! Thank you Sunshine! I’d be Eek’in out too if it were 95F.. that’s toooo hot! Now you have another popsicle recipe to try sweets! So happy to celebrate you my dear.. all the best to you! xo
Megan @Meg is Well
I just happen to be extremely thirsty right now and these look so perfect for quenching it. Rosemary and lemon is my favorite combo and I can’t wait to try it in these.
These would quench your thirst Megan! I love this combo too! :D
Christina @ The Blissful Balance
So happy to have stumbled across your blog. Your photos are gorgeous and you’re such a creative cook!! These look and sound wonderful. I need to get myself a popsicle mold!
Thank you so much Christina, for your kind words. Get a popsicle mold.. it will change the way you do Summer! You’ll love it!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I LOVE making homemade popsicles Traci, and these sound so refreshing! I know I’ll enjoy the rosemary and lemon combo on those hot summer days that will be ahead! Congrats to Izzy! Thanks for sharing!
Oh I know you do, Mary Ann! I still recall those peachy bourbon pops from last summer that I’m determined to make this year! Ommmmmyyyy!! :D
I’m always up for a fresh n flavorful popsicle any time of year, and these look so unique and amazing! It’s been chilly here in the Sierra Nevada, but that wouldn’t stop me from enjoying these tasty treats! So happy we could all gather around for Izzy’s shower!
Heeey Julia! Thank you my dear! I’m a big fan of lemonade when it gets hot, and there’s no better way to cool off – and I don’t have a swimming pool! hehe – so popsicles are it. Please send some of your chilly our way? Okay? :D
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
There really is no better flavor combo than rosemary and lemon… these look seriously amazing :)
Hey Jennifer! Thanks so much! :D