I love popsicles and my man loves lime, so limeade popsicles were a natural choice for us! I’m spending the summer in Hawaii and had to leave my other popsicle molds at home, so I picked up some cool Jelly Bean popsicle molds at Target. They have a little straw area, just like my other molds, and work just as well! I love how the sippy portion allows you to drink the melted popsicle and keeps your hands from getting super sticky.
This recipe can be made with freshly squeezed lime juice or bottled lime juice – the choice is yours. Just make sure you don’t let the lime seeds get in your popsicles! Either way, these are a refreshing, low calorie treat. Made up according to this recipe, they should have about 60 calories each. You can add more or less honey, depending on how tart you’d like them to be. This recipe makes 4 large popsicles, but can be doubled for a larger batch!
Ingredients for Honey Limeade Popsicles
- 1 cup of water
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- 3 tablespoons of lime juice
Lime Popsicle Recipe
1. Pour the water in a small saucepan and place on a medium-heat burner. Add the honey and mix as well as possible. Continue stirring the honey/water until it is totally combined. You do not need to boil the mixture or reduce it down – the only reason you need to heat it is so the honey and water combine!
2. Remove the honey/water from heat and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes so it doesn’t burn you or warp your popsicle molds.
3. Stir in your lime juice. You may want to taste the mixture to see if it’s too sweet or too tart and modify accordingly.
4. Pour the mixture into a class measuring cup with a small spout. This isn’t absolutely necessary, but I find it makes pouring the mixture into the molds much easier!
5. Carefully pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, making sure to leave enough space at the top for some expansion. Remember that water gains 10% of its original volume when frozen! These are the popsicle molds I found at Target, but they’re available for the same price on Amazon:
6. Secure the popsicle sticks/tops in place and freeze, preferably overnight.
I love how easy and delicious these are! I think there’s nothing quite as refreshing as something cold and limey on a hot day. What’s your go-to cool down treat?