You will always have a stash of these homemade lemonade ice blocks in your freezer. They are sweet, refreshing and the best summer treat!
Since having my own kids I have become so nostalgic about my childhood. There is nothing I want more than for my kids to enjoy lazy summer days spent doing all the fun things that kids should do in summer, just like we did!
I have so many great memories of going swimming at our local school pool, coming home to have those colourful ice blocks in the plastic tubes where you cut off the top and end up with a colourful tongue, running under the sprinkler and spending every waking minute outside playing. And of course no summer was complete without a healthy supply of lemonade popsicles! So in the name of making as many things as I can from scratch, I knew I had to try lemonade popsicles.
It was tough, but Sadie and I have been working hard all summer to get just the right balance of sweet and refreshing and as close to the bought ones as you can get and we've got it!
The best lemonade ice blocks we have made come from a batch of my homemade lemonade watered down and frozen. So you can make a big batch of lemonade, make a few popsicles and keep some in the fridge for drinking!
This is the exact right ratio for copycat lemonade popsicles that you can buy but I usually water them down more for Sadie - that way she can have one most afternoons after playing in the paddling pool and I don't feel too bad about it!
Homemade Lemonade Ice Blocks
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- Zest from 1 lemon
- ½ cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
- Add hot water, sugar and lemon zest to a small pot. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice. Strain through a sieve to remove the lemon zest and any pips that have made it in.
- Pour into ice block moulds and freeze for 5 hours or until frozen solid.