Limoncello Pops

Bold zingy popsicles made with Italian Limoncello and mint! These cool sweet limoncello pops are a welcomed adult treat that make a fun ending for your summer parties.

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Estate d’Italia (Summer of Italy) continues… as we are traveling through Italy this month, we will be sharing all sorts of Italian-inspired summertime dishes, including these sweet tangy Limoncello Pops.

We make tons of popsicles throughout the summer months. Most of these are geared towards the kids, but today’s pops are meant for us big people.

After all, we grownups deserve a little frozen refresher just as much as the kids!

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With a generous pour of vibrant Limoncello liqueur, an intense southern Italian aperitif (or digestivo), these lemon pops turn from pretty good to favoloso!

I like to sip chilled Limoncello on warm summernights with a bit of fresh mint for contrast. Here I’m offering the same flavors in frozen form for a touch of whimsy.

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Just imagine serving your guests refreshing Limoncello Pops after dinner on a sultry summer evening.

This is a treat they’ll be talking about for weeks to come.

How to Make Limoncello Pops #summer #italian #pops #popsicles #lemon

Simply dissolve sugar in water, then combine the “simple syrup” with freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest, and Limoncello.

Add a mint leaf to each pop (and a popsicle stick) and freeze until solid.

Then when the moment strikes, pull out your Limoncello Pops and surprise everyone with the magic of this Italian summertime treat!

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You can also turn Limoncello Pops into a kiddie treat by nixing the Limoncello for simple Lemonade Pops with mint.

They won’t know what they’re missing… but I suggest you make a grownup batch and a kiddie batch, so you know what they’re missing!

Love these Limoncello Pops #summer #italian #pops #popsicles #lemon

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Limoncello Pops

Yield: 10-12 pops

Prep Time:10 minutes (active time)

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup Limoncello
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10-12 large mint leaves


  1. Heat the water and sugar on the stovetop (or in the microwave) until the sugar dissolves. Then pour it into a pitcher along with the lemon juice, Limoncello, lemon zest, and salt. Stir well.
  2. Pour the Limoncello mixture into 10-12 popsicle molds. Then slide one large mint leaf down into each popsicle mold. Place the lid on the mold trays, and slide popsicle sticks down into the  lid slots.
  3. Freeze for 4+ hours until solid. Then flip the molds over and run under warm water to release the popsicles.
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25 comments on “Limoncello Pops

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  5. Samanthaposted July 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm Reply

    This is perfect, I have a bottle of Limoncello in the freezer and didn’t know what to do with it….I can’t wait to make these for the adults this 4th of July. Thank you Thank you.

    Rating: 5
  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted July 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Gorgeous summer pops!

    Rating: 5
  7. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted June 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Gosh these are summery beautiful in color. Great to look at as well as eat. What a deal!

  8. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratchposted June 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Any excuse for a popsicle I love! These look perfect for a hot day!

  9. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted June 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Loving the lemon in these!!

    Rating: 5
  10. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted June 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm Reply

    Oh summer, these are just perfect! Love limoncello ever since our trip to Italy several years back. Enjoying all of your Italy instagrams, I think I’m going to be just as bummed when you come back home! :)

  11. Gabyposted June 30, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply

    So irresistible! I need to make these now!

  12. Sadie Frericksposted June 30, 2014 at 10:44 am Reply

    Fun idea! Where did you get your popsicle mold? It makes the best looking popsicles.

    • Sommerposted June 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm Reply

      Hey Sadie, I found them at a little kitchen supply store here in Asheville, but I bet you can order them on Amazon.

      • Sadie Frericksposted July 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        Found some! I told the kids about them. They’re super excited. Thanks, Sommer!

  13. Heather Christoposted June 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply

    these are gorgeous and look so delicious and refreshing!!

  14. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 30, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    Love the flavor!!

  15. RavieNomNomsposted June 30, 2014 at 9:04 am Reply

    Now that is a cute idea!!! I need to remember this

  16. Marla Meridithposted June 30, 2014 at 8:52 am Reply

    Loving these summery adult popsicles!!

  17. Naomiposted June 30, 2014 at 8:21 am Reply

    I’m always up for a boozy Popsicle-love this limoncello one!

  18. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted June 30, 2014 at 7:35 am Reply

    Now, this is a popsicle!! Love the flavors!

  19. Jenny Flakeposted June 30, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply

    What a gorgeous popsicle!!

  20. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted June 30, 2014 at 6:43 am Reply

    Such a great idea for popsicles! Love it!

  21. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted June 30, 2014 at 6:29 am Reply

    Fun idea for an adult pop! Hope you’re enjoying Italy!

  22. Bri | Bites of Briposted June 30, 2014 at 5:00 am Reply

    I love these popsicles! Limoncello is so great and I can only imagine with refreshing it is in these popsicles!

  23. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted June 30, 2014 at 4:19 am Reply

    We’re popsicle brain twins today!
    But, yours have booze with makes them better. Limoncello is a fav of mine so I will probably eat all 12 of these. Don’t judge. I hope you’re having fun! It looks like it on IG! Pinning :)