Jalapeño And Lemon Popsicles

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Here’s a perfect treat for those long hot days. Jalapeño and lemon popsicles are sweet, sour, and spicy all in one. These spicy popsicles are sure to be a hit for those that like some spice in their snacks and that tart, refreshing taste lemons deliver in spades. They’re very easy to make, needing only five basic ingredients. And the mixture has plenty of other uses too.

Jalapeno and Lemon Popsicle's
Love spicy popsicles? Jalapeño and lemon are a terrific refreshing pairing

You can use this mixture to make some tasty cocktail cooler cubes too. Simply pour it into an ice cube tray rather than a popsicle mold. They will work perfectly with any fruit-based cocktail, adding that sweetness, tartness, and a slight kick. A tequila sunrise comes to mind. And if you have an ice cream maker at home, you can add the mixture to it for a few hours to make a delicious spicy sorbet.

Remove the seeds and the pith from the chili before chopping. The jalapeño peppers in this recipe add bright bite rather than powerful heat. That said, definitely test before giving one to the kids as the result can vary based on the heat of the jalapeños used.

This is a great recipe to experiment with, both in the fruits added and the chilies used. You can use orange, grapefruit, or lime juice to create different fruity flavors (or to replace the lemon completely.) And, as always, you can certainly add more pop. Try fresh serrano or cayenne pepper for steps up. Or these frozen treats are also delicious with extra-hot chilies like habaneros or scotch bonnets.

While the recipe calls for popsicle molds, you can get creative there. As an example, we use throwaway coffee cups with popsicle sticks in our video.

See these spicy popsicles being made:

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  • Spicy Watermelon Salad: Talk about a bowl full of flavor, and it’s delicious as a light meal or as a dessert.
Jalapeno and Lemon Popsicles

Jalapeño And Lemon Popcicles

A refreshing treat – sweet, tart, spicy
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezing 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 225 kcal


  • 4 Lemons juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green jalapeno pepper
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Place a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add sugar and water to the pan and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes to create a simple syrup then remove from the heat.
  • Juice the lemons and chop the jalapeños finely.
  • Combine all of the ingredients together and stir.
  • Divide the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  • Keep in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.


You can also use this mix to make delicious flavored ice cubes or even a sorbet (via an ice cream maker.)


Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 3gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 2, 2023 to include new content.
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Chop up some mint and throw in your simple syrup while on the stove. Make cubes lemon/mint/pepper. When ready, fill glass with cubes, pour in preferred adult beverage (tequila recommended) top with a flavored seltzer. Yummm.