Creamy Lemon Ice Pops

BY : PUBLISHED : June 1st, 2012 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

We absolutely love these fresh and creamy lemon ice pops! They are creamy and sweet but super refreshing at the same time. These are great to make in batches so you always have a delicious treat to cool down available to you. Trust us, they will be gone in less than a day!

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one completed lemon ice pop held in a hand with a bite missing from it

Summer is a great time to bring out the ice pops. I don't know about you, but when I see all those colorful treats in the grocery store refrigerated cases, it makes me want to run outside and make them myself!

This summer we decided to try some new flavors and these creamy lemon ice pops were a hit. The fresh juice keeps them extra sweet and they are super refreshing on a hot summer day.

Plus, they are super easy to make! All you need is your lemon juice, some maple syrup, and some creamy coconut milk. Just freeze them in ice pop molds overnight and ta-da! Tasty homemade treats.

We hope you enjoy this simple recipe as much as we do!

The Easiest Ice Popsicles

Similar to a lemonade popsicle, this recipe couldn’t be easier. It has only three ingredients and three steps. You’ll need 1 ½ cup of plant-based milk (you can use whichever you prefer), ½ cup of sugar, and the zest and juice of one lemon.

Mix all the ingredients, pour into your popsicle molds, and freeze until solid. Easy peasy!

Once you prepare these creamy lemon popsicles once, you’ll probably know the lemon popsicle recipe by heart. You'll be able to make them without even thinking about the measurements next time the kids ask for them.

completed and stacked lemon ice pops on a cutting board

Healthy Fruit Popsicle Variations

With simple and easy recipes like these, you can play around with many different healthy popsicle variations as long as you stick to the basics.

In this case, we would need 1 ½ cups of plant-based milk, the sugar and then we could substitute the lemon juice and zest and maybe add one or two more ingredients.

Let’s come up with some ideas, shall we?

  • Mango juice + coconut milk
  • Plant-based yogurt + vanilla
  • Pineapple juice + coconut milk
  • Peach Juice + Plant-based yogurt

The combinations are endless and you can simply choose the fruit or veggie juice that your family likes best.

You can get creative and experiment with many different combinations and add ons. If you’re up for it, you can add some fruit pieces to the mix, like berries or mango pieces. 

Get Creative!

These popsicles are a perfect treat to prepare together with the kids. Get the kids in the kitchen and show them how to make lemon ice pops. They'll love helping and be excited to give them a try!

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

one completed lemon ice pop held in a hand with a bite missing from it

Creamy Lemon Ice Pops

These creamy lemon ice pops are the best way to cool down while enjoying a super tasty treat! Go ahead and give them a try!
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 ice pops
Calories 55 kcal
METHOD Freezer
DIET Vegan


  • 1 ½ cups of plant-based milk
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well-combined.
  • Pour in the almond milk and stir to combine.
  • Pour into your ice pop molds and freeze for 3 hours or until frozen solid.


Try these varieties:
  • Mango juice + coconut milk
  • Plant-based yogurt + vanilla
  • Pineapple juice + coconut milk
  • Peach Juice + plant-based yogurt


Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 61mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
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Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

About Honor

Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Michelle says

    5 stars
    Super refreshing!

    • Andrea White says

      Incredibly refreshing and sweet!

  2. Janaye says

    5 stars
    These are perfect for this hot hot Florida Summer! Lol

    • Andrea White says

      They'll definitely cool you down!

  3. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    I need to get better popsicle molds for these delicious pops. Omg, the lemon flavor just knocks your socks off! LOVE!

    • Andrea White says

      They're the best!

  4. Teodora says

    5 stars
    Perfect summer refreshment!

    • Andrea White says

      Definitely! So sweet and cooling!

  5. Amanda says

    5 stars
    Love a good summer pop recipe!

    • Andrea White says

      So refreshing!

  6. Tina says

    5 stars
    These are so fun and perfect for the summer!

  7. Andrea White says

    My kind of summer treat!

  8. nancy says

    5 stars
    super tasty and kid friendly creamy lemon ice pops are the best

  9. Natalie says

    5 stars
    Great kid-friendly ice-pops recipe, thanks!

  10. Melanie says

    5 stars
    Thank you for a beautiful, refreshing recipe for summer! Love how easy this is!

    • Andrea White says

      Definitely a great one to whip out with the heat!

  11. Holly says

    5 stars
    Easy enough for the kids to make and delicious!

    • Andrea White says

      Easy and delicious!

  12. Jacqui says

    5 stars
    Easy delicious and fun! The perfect treat for summer!

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