Creamy lime popsicles are an easy frozen treat to make at home. These popsicles are tangy and tart, and made with just two ingredients!
If you're a fan of the tangy and tart flavors of lime, you're in luck. These lime popsicles are sure to become your new favorite at-home treat!
The best part is that these creamy lime popsicles are made with just two ingredients - a handful of limes and some vanilla Greek yogurt. The combination of yogurt and limes gives these popsicles an outstanding tangy and tart flavor!
You'll also need a popsicle mold for this recipe. I'll go over all of the options for popsicle making in the post below!
Ingredients and substitutions
For this recipe, I used vanilla Greek yogurt. Any vanilla flavored yogurt will work in this recipe.
Keep in mind that no additional sweeteners are included in the recipe, so all of the sweetness comes from the yogurt. I do not recommend using plain yogurt - your popsicles would turn out very tart!
Persian limes are the most common lime found in grocery stores. I used 3 Persian limes for the juice, one of which I zested first. Due to the size differences in limes, I'd grab an extra just in case.
If you'd like to use key limes for your lime popsicles, you may want to add some sweetener to your yogurt mix before freezing. Key limes have a more acidic taste, which will make a very tart popsicle.
Here's a great article with more information on different types of limes and their flavors: Types of Limes: Varieties of Lime Fruit from Around the World
Any type of popsicle mold will work with this lime popsicle mixture. Keep in mind that my popsicle mold makes 3 ounce popsicles - the size and quantity will vary based on the mold used.
Here are a few great popsicle molds from Amazon:
- Sweet Creations Popsicle Maker Set with Wooden Sticks, Blue (the one I own)
- Silicone Frozen Ice Popsicle Maker - BPA Free
- Reusable Popsicle Molds Ice Pop Molds Maker - Set of 6
- Tovolo Ice Pop Flexible Silicone Freezer Molds, Set of 4 Unique Monsters
Popsicle mold alternatives
Don't have a popsicle mold and don't want to invest in one yet? I understand! Here are a few alternatives.
Pour your yogurt mixture into small paper cups and insert popsicle sticks into the centers. When your popsicles are ready, tear away the paper cup and enjoy. Or, use an ice cube tray and insert toothpicks for a small, bite size treat.
I recommend only using plastic that is meant for freezing. Plastic can flex, making it easier to remove your popsicles. I do not recommend using anything glass or metal for popsicles.
Make your popsicles sweeter
If you like very sweet treats, you may want to add some sweetener to these lime popsicles. The sweetness will also depend on the type of yogurt used.
I suggest doing a taste test before filling your popsicle molds - these popsicles are on the tart side.
You can add honey, maple syrup, agave, or simple syrup to your yogurt mixture before freezing. I do not recommend using granulated or brown sugar because it can make the texture of your popsicles grainy.
To sweeten your popsicles, add up to 2 tablespoons of sweetener to your yogurt mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Do a taste test and add more sweetener as desired.
Creamy Lime Popsicles
- 16 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup lime juice
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- In a bowl, add vanilla yogurt, lime juice, and lime zest. Stir to combine. Do a taste test - this recipe makes a tart popsicle. Optionally, add up to 2 tablespoons of a liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, or simple syrup) for a sweeter popsicle.
- Pour or spoon into popsicle mold, leaving ½" of space at the top for expansion when freezing. (or follow your specific popsicle mold directions)
- Freeze for 4 to 6 hours or overnight. Run popsicle mold under warm water to help release popsicles.
- Wrap extra popsicles in wax paper, then store in a freezer safe bag or container.
- Popsicles will keep for 6 to 8 months, if stored in a tightly sealed, freezer safe container.
- Any vanilla yogurt can be used.
- About 3-5 limes will be needed for this recipe, depending on the size and juiciness of your limes. I used 3 Persian limes - one for the zest, and all 3 for the juice.