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These refreshing homemade orange ice pops are made with just three simple ingredients including freshly squeezed juice!
Reasons I Love this Recipe
- This orange popsicle recipe is easy to make with just three simple ingredients
- They are naturally vegan/plant-based and gluten-free
- There are only 45 calories in each popsicle, making this a great choice for a low-calorie dessert
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One of the many great things about this recipe is that it only has three simple ingredients!
Orange Juice: I 100% recommend using freshly squeezed orange juice for these popsicles.
Not only will this give you incredible freshness, but it will truly give you the mouth-watering flavor we're looking for.
I recommend using Valencia or Sweet oranges. Navel oranges can sometimes be slightly too tart if not juiced at peak freshness.
Lemon Juice: The lemon juice add a bit of a tangy hint to these orange juice popsicles. You can feel free to omit this ingredient if you don't want or like the tart flavor.
If you do add the lemon juice, be sure to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the freshest and best possible flavor.
Sugar: I prefer to use organic cane sugar, but you can use your favorite or what you have on hand.
See recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions.
These orange ice pops are so easy to make!
Start by gathering your ingredients and juicing your oranges and lemons. Check out this article about Tips for Juicing Oranges.
Next, you'll mix all of the ingredients together in a measuring cup or other container/bowl.
Insert the popsicle sticks, place the mold into the freezer, and allow several hours for the popsicles to freeze. On average I find that it takes about 4 hours.
Top Tip: If you're using a hard plastic popsicle mold and having difficulty removing the popsicle from it, run a little warm water on the outside of the mold for a few seconds and try again.
Try some of my other homemade popsicle recipes next:
Substitutions & Additions
Using Store-Bought Juice: If you're running short on time or fresh oranges, you can opt to use a store-bough juice rather than freshly squeezing the oranges yourself.
Though I do recommend using freshly squeezed orange juice in this recipe, this can save you time and energy.
Add Fruit Purée: You can add great flavor to these ice pops by adding supplemental fruit purée. I would recommend mango or papaya, yum!
Omit the Sugar: If you're looking to simplify this recipe or hoping to avoid added sugars, simply omit the extra sugar in these pops. I would recommend considering ommiting the lemon juice if you're omitting the sugar.
Omit the Lemon Juice: Not a fan of the extra tart/tang flavor? Not a problem! Simply omit the lemon juice altogether.
If you're looking for another refreshing dessert, try these vegan lemon cookies!
If you aren't planning on enjoying these yummy homemade popsicles right away, let's make sure to store them properly.
You can either store them right in their popsicle mold and cover the top (if your molds don't have a top they come with), or simply wrap them in saran wrap.
This will help keep them moist and ready to be enjoyed.
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to try some of these refreshing plant based recipes next:
- 1 Popsicle Mold
- 6 Popsicle sticks
- 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice about 8 oranges
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Juice the oranges and lemon.
- Combine all ingredients and mix together well.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold and place popsicle sticks in the mold/popsicles.
- Place in the freezer until frozen solid (approximately 4 hours).