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Lemon and Coconut moon popsicles

Author: Hetal Vanmali, BSc Hons Dessert

As the days grow warmer, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing and thirst quenching popsicle to cool you down. Lemon and coconut moon popsicles are the perfect blend of tangy and creamy, offering a delightful treat that’s both tasty and pretty, ready in just 15 minutes. These popsicles are not only delicious but also easy to make at home with just 4 ingredients! For those who are Vegan, this will become your go to!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

These popsicles taste like something you would find at a unique and contemporary shop in a cute town or a market. They are fresh, healthy, tasty and refreshing! I am not a fan of tart anything but these Lemon and Coconut Moon Popsicles have my heart!

My son calls these 'out of this world'! I am quite sure you will love these as much as we do!

Your questions answered for Lemon and Coconut Moon Popsicles

1. Can I use light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk?

Yes, you can use light coconut milk, the popsicles will however be less creamy. Full-fat coconut milk gives a richer texture.

2. How long do these popsicles last in the freezer?

When stored properly in an airtight container, these popsicles can last 6-8 weeks in the freezer while still retaining their fresh flavour.

3. Can I substitute the sugar with a different sweetener?

Absolutely! You can use honey, agave syrup, or even a sugar substitute like Stevia. Just adjust the quantity to taste.

4. Are there any other flavour combinations that work well with this recipe?

Yes, you can experiment with adding a bit of lime juice for a lemon-lime twist or adding some fresh berries for a fruity variety.

5. How do I make these popsicles vegan?

These popsicles are already vegan if you use sugar. If using honey as a sweetener, replace it with a plant-based option like agave syrup.

6. Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh?

Freshly squeezed lemon juice provides the best flavour, but you can use bottled lemon juice if you like that taste. Just make sure it’s 100% lemon juice without any added sugars or preservatives.

7. What if I don’t have popsicle molds?

You can use small paper cups and wooden craft sticks (non-coloured) as an alternative, insert the sticks after the mixture has frozen for 2 hours so it stays straight in the middle. Simply peel away the paper cup once the popsicles are frozen.

Tips for Perfect Lemon and Coconut Moon Popsicles

Balance the Flavours Adjust the sweetness and tanginess to your preference. If you prefer a less tart popsicle, reduce the lemon juice slightly.

Layering For a more aesthetic look, freeze layers of the coconut and lemon separately.

Popsicle Molds Silicone molds are easier to work with as they make it simpler to remove the popsicles without breaking them.

Storage Store the popsicles in an airtight container in the freezer to prevent ice crystals from forming.

Creating lemon and coconut moon popsicles is a fun and easy way to enjoy a homemade treat during the summer months. With these tips and answers to common questions, you’re all set to make a batch that will delight your taste buds and keep you cool. Enjoy!

Recipe for Lemon and Coconut Moon Popsicles

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cook time

5 minutes

Total time:

15 minutes


8 popsicles


  • 1 cup of coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • Optional: Thin lemon slices cut into quarters

  • Optional: Shredded coconut for extra texture


1. In a small saucepan, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves completely. Let it cool to room temperature.

2. Pour into a jug or bowl, and mix in the coconut milk and vanilla extract until combined.

3. Add Texture (Optional): If you love a bit of extra texture, mix in some shredded coconut.

4. Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Optional: Slide a lemon slice to the edge of each mold if you want an effect and extra texture.

5. Place the popsicle sticks into the molds and freeze for at least 6 hours or until completely solid.

6. Un-mold and enjoy! To release the popsicles, run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade treat!

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