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Mint Lemonade Popsicles – A Refreshing Frozen Treat

Mint Lemonade Popsicles

These Mint Lemonade Popsicles are sweet, tart and wonderfully refreshing. Make these for a cool treat for summer or when your mint plant in your herb garden grows out of control and you need to use up a bunch of mint.

I was in Lebanon the first time I tried Mint Lemonade. After one sip I immediately fell in love. I ordered a glass of it at every restaurant we went to for the rest of the trip. When thinking how I could turn this drink into a dessert, popsicles made the most sense.

This recipe is quick and easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for the popsicles to freeze.

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Mint Lemonade Popsicles Ingredients

Ingredients for Mint Lemonade Popsicles

  • ½ cup (130g) Lemon juice
  • ¾ cup (200g) Lemon simple syrup
  • 1 bunch/approximately 75 leaves (25g) Fresh mint

Equipment

Making Mint Lemonade Popsicle Mixture

Use lemon squeezer to juice the lemons.  Make sure you use fresh lemon juice and not bottled lemon juice for this.  It makes a huge difference for the flavor. 

Place the lemon juice, lemon simple syrup (get the recipe here), and mint leaves in the blender.   Mix on high until all ingredients are blended. 

Making Mint Lemonade Popsicles

Pour the mint lemonade mixture through a strainer to remove the majority of the mint pieces.  This will keep the popsicle looking one uniform color.  Because the mint leaves are light, they tend to float to the top and will leave a layer of mint instead of staying incorporated in the mixture. 

Filling the Popsicle Molds

Making Mint Lemonade Popsicles

Most popsicle molds have a max fill line that allows the mixture to expand while freezing without overflowing.  Follow your mold’s instructions for how much mixture to add.   

Insert the sticks and freeze the popsicles until solid (approximately 4-5 hours). 

Leftover Mixture That Doesn’t Fit in Popsicle Molds?

If you have leftover Mint Lemonade Popsicle mixture, you can do one of the following:

  1. Blend it with some ice and make a frozen mint lemonade drink. 
  2. Pour it into additional popsicle or ice cube trays.  If you want to eat it as a popsicle, add a stick or toothpick for the ice cube tray.  You could also use them as normal ice cubes in water.
  3. Place the mixture into the fridge, allow the popsicles you already made to freeze, remove the popsicles from the molds, place them in resealable bags, and then reuse the popsicle molds for the remaining mixture.  

Unmolding Mint Lemonade Popsicles

Mint Lemonade Popsicles

To easily unmold popsicles, dip the mold into warm water or hold the mold under warm running water for about 10 seconds.  The popsicles will come out easily without any forceful pulling.  This is the best way to avoid pulling out the popsicle stick from your frozen treat.

If you are looking for a refreshing summer treat, this popsicle recipe hits the spot.  I hope you enjoy!

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Notes:

  1. If your molds are a different size, you can simply make more or less of the recipe in the same proportion.  (Back to Equipment section)

Mint Lemonade Popsicles

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 popsicles

Equipment

  • Digital scale (or liquid measuring cup)
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Lemon squeezer (optional)
  • Knife
  • Popsicle Mold (holds 1¼ cup of liquid)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (130g) Lemon juice
  • ¾ cup (200g) Lemon simple syrup
  • 1 bunch/approximately 75 leaves (25g) Fresh mint

Instructions

Making Mint Lemonade Popsicle Mixture

  • Use lemon squeezer to juice the lemons. Make sure you use fresh lemon juice and not bottled lemon juice for this. It makes a huge difference for the flavor.
  • Place the lemon juice, lemon simple syrup, and mint leaves in the blender. Mix on high until all ingredients are blended.
  • Pour the mint lemonade mixture through a strainer to remove the majority of the mint pieces. This will keep the popsicle looking one uniform color. Because the mint leaves are light, they tend to float to the top and will leave a layer of mint instead of staying incorporated in the mixture.

Filling the Popsicle Molds

  • Most popsicle molds have a max fill line that allows the mixture to expand while freezing without overflowing. Follow your mold’s instructions for how much mixture to add.
  • Insert the sticks and freeze the popsicles until solid (approximately 4-5 hours).

Leftover Mixture That Doesn’t Fit in Popsicle Molds?

  • If you have leftover Mint Lemonade Popsicle mixture, you can do one of the following:
  • Blend it with some ice and make a frozen mint lemonade drink.
  • Pour it into additional popsicle or ice cube trays. If you want to eat it as a popsicle, add a stick or toothpick for the ice cube tray. You could also use them as normal ice cubes in water.
  • Place the mixture into the fridge, allow the popsicles you already made to freeze, remove the popsicles from the molds, place them in resealable bags, and then reuse the popsicle molds for the remaining mixture.

Unmolding Mint Lemonade Popsicles

  • To easily unmold popsicles, dip the mold into warm water or hold the mold under warm running water for about 10 seconds. The popsicles will come out easily without any forceful pulling. This is the best way to avoid pulling out the popsicle stick from your frozen treat.

Notes

If your molds are a different size, you can simply make more or less of the recipe in the same proportion.

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