One of our favorite summer refreshments are Lemon Shake ups! My mom says they are really common in the midwest but around here you can pretty much only find them at the flea market or at the fair. You can also make them at home, and they are yummy and refreshing.
There’s only one thing better than a lemon shake up on a hot day, and that’s a lemon shake up popsicle! A few weeks ago I snagged a little popsicle mold from Ikea, I thought it would be fun to make our own flavors. So the lemon shake up popsicle was first on my list. We loved them and I’m thrilled to shared my Lemon Shake Up Popsicle Recipe with you!
Lemon Shake Ups are really just a one glass lemonade. Squeeze the juice of one lemon, add a bunch of sugar (we like them sweet) and dilute with water. Then you shake it all up in a jar! Thus, the name Shake Ups! Typically, we would just add ice, and a cute little paper straw but for the popsicle version I just poured the mixture into the popsicle molds and allowed it to freeze overnight (or at least 8 hours).
They were amazing! My husband woke up and had one for breakfast the next morning. They are the perfect treat for these hot summer days!
- Juice of one lemon
- ¼ c. sugar
- 1 quart of water
- Squeeze juice of one lemon into a quart sized mason jar. I also like to squeeze a bit of the pulp. Add ¼ cup of sugar and about 1 quart of water (just enough to fill the jar). Place the lid on the jar and shake it up until it's mixed really well. Poor into popsicle molds and allow to freeze overnight.
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