AIP Lemon Popsicle Recipe
Citrus fruits have a magical ability to brighten up any day, whether its snowy and cold or hot and humid. I’ll add lemon to almost anything, from cakes, to fish, to hot dricks, and beyond. There aren’t many flavors that lemon does not pair well with. These AIP lemon popsicles showcase one of my favorite flavor combos, lemon and honey. Like lemon, honey is one of those ingredients that I find myself reaching for no matter the weather. In the winter, I drink hot water with lemon and honey to warm up. In the summer, these popsicles use the same flavors to cool you down. This recipe couldn’t be easier. Popsicles last a while in the freezer, so if you have enough molds, doubling with recipe ensures that there are enough popsicles in your freezer for everyone.
A Short History of Lemonade
The base of these popsicles is an AIP-friendly version of lemonade. If you love lemonade but you are trying to cut back on sugar, these popsicles may be a good alternative because they are free from table sugar and other remind sugars. Plus—I don’t know about you—but it always takes me longer to finish a popsicle than a glass of lemonade, which limits the chance of overindulging.
Lemonade has been around for over 1000 years. The first written reference to lemonade dates back to Ancient Egypt, but historians believe that lemonade was invented in India. Both lemons and sugarcane are native to India, and residents of Northern India have been drinking a lemon drink called nimbu pani since before lemons were introduced to Europe and North Africa.
3 Health Benefits of Lemon
- Lemons are packed with vitamin C, which is an essential vitamin involved with protein metabolism and many other important functions. A Vitamin C rich diet has even been linked with a lower risk of heart disease [1,2,3].
- In addition to vitamin C, lemons have several other compounds associated with lowering some risk factors for heart disease, like blood pressure .
- Lemons can even help prevent iron deficiency. While lemons contain some iron themselves, this is primarily accomplished by improving the absorption of iron from other plant sources. Your body generally finds it easier to absorb iron from meat and fish but vitamin C and citric acid, both of which are found in lemons, help you absorb iron from plant sources for readily .
More AIP Recipes That Make Use of Honey
Refreshingly sweet and acidic popsicles that will be popular with kids and adults alike.
- 2 1/4 cups (500 g) of water
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup (60ml) of fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) of honey
- Place the water, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the honey. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
- Once cooled, pour into 6 popsicle molds (3.5oz / 100g capacity each) and place in the freezer until frozen solid.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 31
- Sugar: 8 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g