“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 Paleo Lemon Ice Pops
A Lemon Ice Pop may be used by the Dursleys as a slight to their nephew Harry, but in my world, they are anything but a slight. I always look forward to pulling one of these icy treats out of the freezer on a hot day and love that they come together with a magical 3 ingredients and no refined sugar.
Keep it simple
When I first started dreaming these up I started thinking too grandly. What if I added ginger, coconut milk, or elderflower blossoms? What if I used my lemon curd as a base? I was overworking a classic. 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.
A note for special diets
These Paleo Lemon Ice Pops are refined sugar-free and friendly for Paleo and SIBO diets.
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Paleo Lemon Ice Pops
Yield 10-12 ice pops
- 5 cups water, divided
- 1/2 cup raw 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, add the honey mixture, lemon, and remaining water. Stir to combine.
- Pour lemonade into ice pop molds and freeze for atleast 4 hours.
Serving Size 1 pop (1/12 batch)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 13 g
Sugars 11 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.