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As the summer months roll in, the craving for a cold treat becomes undeniable. There’s nothing quite like a delicious treat on a hot summer day. Enter our easy homemade lime popsicles, which promise a burst of zesty lime flavor with the refreshing chill only a popsicle can provide. Let’s dive into this delicious lime popsicle recipe.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simplicity at its Best: These popsicles take away the hardest part of long processes, making them the go-to frozen treat for impromptu get-togethers during the summer months.
  • Naturally Refreshing: The zesty lime flavor, reminiscent of a delicious key lime pie, offers a rejuvenating burst of freshness. It’s the perfect treat for a hot day.
  • Versatile for Every Palate: These lime popsicles stand as a delightful canvas. Whether you’re thinking of incorporating lemon juice, key limes, or even blending strawberry lime popsicles, the possibilities are vast.

Lime Popsicle Ingredients

Crafted with just three simple ingredients — and yes, that count includes the water and optional lime slices — these popsicles are a summer dream come true. Beyond their impeccable taste and cooling effect, there’s a nutritious bonus: lime is packed with essential vitamin C and a good hit of potassium. So, as you relish every bite, you’re also giving your body a burst of healthful goodness.

  • Lime juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice is ideal. If you don’t have any fresh limes for fresh lime juice on hand, though, bottled lime juice will work in a pinch.  
  • Water
  • Maple syrup: My go-to sweetener for liquid recipes. Using maple syrup means you get to skip the timely step of making simple syrup. 
Popsicles with lime slices and mint leaves.

Step-by-step Instructions: How To Make Lime Ice Pops

These limeade popsicles are quick and easy to make. 

  1. Stir together lime juice, maple syrup, water, and mint leaves.
  2. Pour the popsicle mixture into a popsicle tray and add a couple of lime slices to each mold (optional).
  3. Freeze for at least four hours.

Recipe Variations

  • Lime: Lime slices or lime zest added to this popsicle recipe adds a bit of texture and extra tartness!
  • Fresh herbs: Adding fresh mint, rosemary, or thyme to these homemade popsicles adds to the flavor!
  • Milk: Adding a splash of your favorite plant-based milk (such as full-fat coconut milk) adds a creamy texture to these homemade lime popsicles. (Or should I say coconut lime popsicles.)
  • Club soda: Use club soda instead of water for fizzy frozen pops. 
  • Sweetener: I go for liquid sugar, so maple syrup or agave nectar would be a good choice. If you don’t want as much sugar in your lime popsicle recipe, then stevia or monk fruit sweetener would be good options. 
Popsicles with lime and mint on top.

Storage Tips

Avoiding Freezer Burn: Once frozen, you can remove the pops from their molds and store popsicles in an airtight container, separated by parchment paper, ensuring they remain a delicious treat for days (or even months). 

Best Popsicle Molds

I always opt for eco-friendly, plastic-free molds, with stainless steel molds being a personal favorite. For those moments when you’re out of molds, here’s a pro tip: an ice cube tray or even small paper cups work wonders. Pair them with wooden popsicle sticks, cover them with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and you’re good to go!

Four popsicles with lime and mint on them.


How long does it take popsicles to freeze?

The time it takes for popsicles to freeze can vary based on several factors, including the ingredients, the size of the popsicles, and the temperature of the freezer.

However, as a general rule of thumb:
Water-based popsicles (like fruit juices) typically take about 4-6 hours to freeze solid.
Creamier popsicles (those containing dairy, non-dairy milk, or other fat sources) might take a bit longer, often around 6-8 hours.

For best results, it’s recommended to freeze popsicles overnight to ensure they are solid throughout.

Are lime popsicles healthy?

Lime popsicles can be a healthy treat, especially when made with freshly squeezed lime juice and minimal natural sweeteners. However, store-bought versions may contain artificial additives and higher sugar content. For the healthiest option, opt for homemade popsicles with natural ingredients and enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Popsicles with lime slices and mint leaves.

More Homemade Popsicle Recipes


Four popsicles with lime and mint on them.
5 from 2 votes

Lime Popsicles

Yield 10 Popsicles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
There's nothing quite like a delicious treat on a hot summer day. Enter our easy homemade lime popsicles, which promise a burst of zesty lime flavor with the refreshing chill only a popsicle can provide.


  • 3/4 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 cups water
  • mint leaves, quantity depends on personal preference
  • lime slices, (optional)


  • Stir together lime juice, maple syrup, water, and mint leaves.
  • Pour into a popsicle mold and add a couple of lime slices to each mold (optional).
  • Freeze for at least four hours.


Please read through the above blog post for helpful tips and tricks!


Calories: 26kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.01g, Saturated Fat: 0.001g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 39mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.03mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is exactly what you need on a hot summer’s day.