After a challenging yet rewarding year of teaching during a pandemic, I have never been happier for summer break. To celebrate the end of the year, I made lemonade popsicles with my kids. They love helping in the kitchen, and it’s a great way to spend time together. These refreshing lemonade popsicles are perfect on a hot summer day.
You need two kitchen tools to make them:
- Popsicle Molds: I really like these silicone, BPA-free popsicle molds by Helistar. I used to have a plastic set of molds, and they broke too easily. These flexible molds hold up much better.
2. Lemon Squeezer: I purchased my lemon squeezer from Williams Sonoma many years ago, and it was expensive. It has lasted me a very long time, though. I use it all the time. I use it to make fresh dressings and marinades in addition to the lemonade. Here’s a similar style from Amazon.
Once you have these kitchen tools, you are ready to make the lemonade popsicles!
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- 4-5 fresh lemons
- One cup of white sugar
- Boil 1 cup of water in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Add 1 cup of white sugar and stir until it dissolves completely. This is a simple syrup. Pour the simple syrup into your favorite pitcher. (Note: You can experiment with how much sugar you want to use. If you don’t want them too sweet, you can add 3/4 cup sugar.)
- Roll 4-5 fresh lemons to help the juices flow more easily. Cut them in half. Squeeze the lemons with the lemon squeezer directly into the pitcher.
- Add cold water to fill the pitcher. You can drink the lemonade like this (add ice first!) or you can continue to the next step to make the popsicles.
- Pour the lemonade into the popsicle molds. Freeze for about 4 hours.
- Voila! Enjoy your refreshing summertime lemonade popsicles!
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