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Lemon Popsicles

As I've said before, I love lemon desserts, and these popsicles are no exception. They're sweet, tart, and icy; perfect for summer! The colors are inspired by the bi pride flag, and two out of three colors are completely natural! Hibiscus flowers make that vibrant shade of reddish-pink, and blue butterfly tea turns a stunning shade of purple when added to an acid - like lemon. They might take a bit more time to freeze than regular popsicles, but the resulting look is worth it. Plus, the actual cook time couldn't be easier! You'll be making these pops all summer long.


  • 9 tablespoons lemon juice, separated

  • 9 tablespoons sugar, separated

  • 3 cups hot water, separated

  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers (or dark pink food dye)

  • 2 packets butterfly pea tea (or purple food dye)

  • Few drops blue food dye


  1. Divide the hot water into three pouring containers. One should have the hibiscus petals, one should have the butterfly tea, and one should have the blue dye. If you can't find/purchase the tea or flowers, just use food dye as well. Let the tea and flowers steep 3-5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, add three tablespoons each of sugar and lemon juice into three separate jars. When the colors have steeped long enough, pour them into their individual jars. Watch as you add the rich blue butterfly tea to the lemon and sugar! The acid will turn the tea a lovely purple color. Put the purple lemon mixture and the blue mixture in the fridge. 

  3. Pour the red hibiscus lemon mixture into a small pitcher, or some other vessel with a spout. Pour one third into each of your intended popsicle molds. *Note: this recipe makes about ten small popsicles. It will make fewer large ones. Freeze the popsicle layer uncovered at least 4 hours and up to 12.

  4. Once the reddish-pink layer is frozen, transfer the purple butterfly tea lemon mixture to a vessel with a spout, or just the one you used before. Pour another third into the mold. Freeze uncovered for about 4 hours and up to 12 hours.

  5. Last one! Transfer the blue-dyed lemon mixture to a pouring vessel with a spout and pour until it almost reaches the surface of the molds. At this point, jam on your popsicle sticks. There isn't a delicate way to do this, so quickly shove on the popsicle sticks, being careful not to spill. Freeze the popsicles, you guessed it, at least 4 hours and up to 12.

  6. Run the popsicle molds under warm water until they loosen. They should slide out, nice and easy. Eat and enjoy!


The bi (bisexual) pride flag was designed in 1998 by a man named Michael Page. 

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