"It was a very sunny Saturday and the zoo was crowded with families. The Dursleys bought Dudley and Piers large chocolate ice creams at the entrance and then, because the smiling lady in the van had asked Harry what he wanted before they could hurry him away, they bought him a cheap lemon ice pop. It wasn't bad, either, Harry thought, licking it as they watched a gorilla scratching its head who looked remarkably like Dudley, except that it wasn't blond." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
When life gives you lemons (like the Dursleys), make Harry Potter-Inspired Lemon Ice Pops
A Lemon Ice Pop may be used by the Dursleys as a slight to their nephew Harry, but in my world, this sweet and refreshing dessert is a welcome treat. I always look forward to pulling one of these icy lemon treats out of the freezer on a hot day and love that they come together with a magical 3 ingredients and no refined sugar. These Harry Potter-inspired Lemon Ice Pops can be prepped in 10 minutes or less so you only need to wait for them to freeze before you enjoy.
Simple magic: Lemons, Honey, Water
When I first started creating this recipe, my plans were a bit too grand. I wanted to add ginger, coconut milk, or elderflower blossoms. What if I used lemon curd as a base? I was overworking something that was intended to be simple. The book made it clear it was supposed to be a cheap Lemon Ice Pop you'd find at the zoo, not a bougie Lemon Ice Pop. As much as I love a good bougie treat, I wanted to keep these as simple as possible, meaning minimal ingredients. If you have lemons, honey, and water you can make this recipe happen in any popsicle mold - I use this one.
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE?
- A cutting board
- A chefs knife or citrus knife
- A citrus juicer
- A small saucepan
- Measuring cups and Measuring spoons
- A spoon or spatula for stirring
- A drinks pitcher or spouted mixing bowl
- Ice pop mold + popsicle sticks
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A note for special diets
These Lemon Ice Pops are refined sugar-free and friendly for Paleo diets.
LOOKING FOR MORE HARRY POTTER-INSPIRED RECIPES?
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Paleo Lemon Ice Pops
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 10-12 ice pops 1x
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Stovetop / Freezer
- Cuisine: British
- Diet: Gluten Free
These Harry Potter-inspired Lemon Ice Pops come together with a magical 3 ingredients and can be prepped in 10 minutes before freezing. These are a sweet and refreshing treat best enjoyed on a warm summer day.
- 5 cups water, divided
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup lemon juice
- In a small saucepan, add the honey and 1 cup of water and stir to combine. Bring to a boil for a full minute.
- In a large pitcher or spouted mixing bowl, add the honey mixture, lemon, and remaining water. Stir to combine.
- Pour lemonade into ice pop molds and freeze for atleast 4 hours.
Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
- Serving Size: 1 pop (1/12 batch)
- Calories: 47
- Sugar: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 13 g
Keywords: lemon, ice pops, harry potter
Sometimes it the simple things that taste the best! These look so refreshing with only a few ingredients!
Anne Lawton says
LOVE these Harry Potter-inspired ice pops! Can't wait to make them for an after-dinner treat!
Veronika's Kitchen says
This is exactly what I need now! it's been 90F every single day here for the past 2 weeks and these Ice poops are the savers!)
Jessica (Swanky Recipes) says
I have basically been living on easy and refreshing summer recipes all week long. Since I'm home visiting family out of state, I don't have a lot of my special ingredients with me and instead, I'm turning to easy recipes that won't require much effort. Just have to pop them in the freezer now!
prasanna hede says
Oh wow these ice pops are so perfect for summer,with some basic ingredients and easy to put together.
Veena Azmanov says
I love ice pops in summer and these are so refreshing. I love lemon pops in summer, they tend really help with the humidity. Love that you used honey instead of sugar. Sounds yum.
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
What fun! A whole month of Harry Potter recipes?!? That's such a great idea! And these are just so perfect for the summer heat. I think you're totally right about not overwhelming a classic and just keeping it simple - save the bells and whistles and hoopla for another day - these are just lovely in their simplicity! Such a terrific post!
Whitney Bond says
I love how absolutely simple these look to make! Sounds like a great way to cool down on a hot summer day without a lot of guilt!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
Hahah! Love how this is Harry Potter themed. My sister would love this!
Also, do you have a recipe for sherbet lemon? 😉 My sister got obsessed with THAT too after reading the books.
Whip & Wander says
I don't currently have one up, but I'm hoping to repeat this every year. The recipes are so fun to make.