“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.
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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
- 1/2 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.
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- Serving Size: 1 pop (1/12 batch)
- Calories: 47
- Sugar: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 13 g