Refreshingly sweet and tart, these Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles are perfect for the hot summer weather!
During the summer, my kids eat a lot of popsicles. I don’t like to buy the ones from the store that are basically just sugar and artificial dyes. And the ones made with real fruit are usually quite expensive, so we make our own, like these simple raspberry lemonade popsicles.
Many years ago, I invested in a popsicle mold. I love that I can make my own popsicles with anything I want! After using a popsicle mold for a few years, I realized that I really wanted a mold that used popsicle sticks. This is the one I bought and have loved for 2 years (affiliate link) Popsicle Mold.
When using the ones that came with plastic tops, I found that we had to use up all of the popsicles first before we could make any more. This was kind of a pain.
By switching to one that uses wooden sticks, I can take all of the popsicles out once they’re frozen and put them in a freezer bag, and then get another batch into the freezer. This guarantees that we never run out!
Important tip for using wooden popsicle sticks: Soak the sticks in water for an hour or more before using. To speed the process up (in case you forgot, which I often do!), soak them in boiling water. This causes the popsicle sticks to stay in the popsicles better. It also helps if you put the popsicles in the freezer for about an hour before inserting the sticks.
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup raspberries,, fresh or frozen
- If using wooden popsicle sticks, soak the sticks in water for an hour.
- Stir together lemon juice, sugar, and water, until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Divide raspberries between the popsicle molds.
- Pour lemonade over the raspberries. They may float, but the sticks will push them down, when inserted.
- Freeze until solid.
Depending on the size of your popsicle molds, and the number of molds, you may have left over lemonade or raspberries. This recipe was formulated to fit these popsicle molds.
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