50% Lemonade. 50% Iced Tea. 100% A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Arnold Palmer Popsicles are the dream treat on a hot summer afternoon. Great for kids and adults. Plus they’re SO easy to make! Learn how to make Arnold Palmer Popsicles with this recipe today!
Mike’s Recipe Rundown
- Taste: It’s summer’s favorite drink, in frozen form. Iced Tea delivers a fruity refreshment while the lemonade delivers a nice punch of sweet-and-tartness.
- Texture: Ice cold (obviously). It’s really the perfect thing to pop into when you’ve worked up a sweat on a hot afternoon.
- Difficulty: WAY easy. Brew the tea, mix it up, pour it in the mold and freeze it until it’s ice cold. If you can brew tea (spoiler: you can), you can easily make this recipe.
- Pros: This has quickly become our favorite treat after working up a sweat in the yard all day. Do some landscaping, and then pop in one of these bad boys. That’s livin’.
- Cons: You have to plan ahead a little bit here, as these obviously take several hours to freeze. Your best bet is to make them the night before you plan on eating them.
Arnold Palmer Popsicle Tips and Tricks
- I recommend some popsicle molds for this one. I bought a couple sets online and they make it super easy. No waste, just fill them up, pop them in the freezer and enjoy.
- Making a good iced tea is definitely a good first step here. I use something with a touch of fruity flavor to it. Peach or strawberry tea works great.
- Meanwhile, I do buy my lemonade. Mainly because at this point, it’s just as good as anything I’ll make at home. Just get something good, not made from concentrate and preferably organic. That will keep you away from the high fructose corn syrup stuff we all want to avoid.
- You can easily make an adults-only version of this as well. Simply pour in a shot of brown rum to each popsicle. Just know that they’ll take a few extra hours to freeze.
When to make Arnold Palmer Popsicles
Desire for Arnold Palmer Popsicles are completely in line with the temperature outside. The hotter it is, the better the time is to make these. Temps north of 80°, 90°, or (heaven forbid) 100°? The #1 survival tip for summer is keeping these stocked up in your freezer. You know, for emergency purposes.
Here’s what else we’re cooking
- Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Turkey Pot Pie, a wonderful recipe for leftover turkey!
- 2-Step Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
- Super Easy Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
How to make Arnold Palmer Popsicles
Bring two cups of water to a boil in a small pot . Remove from burner and add three peach tea bags to water. Cover and let steep for five minutes.
Add two cups cold lemonade to pot and let cool on counter for another five minutes. At this point the pot should be cool enough to place in the fridge. Leave it in the refrigerator for an hour to bring it down to temp.
Remove pot from fridge and stir everything together. Use a baster to transfer the Arnold Palmer mix from the pot to the popsicle molds . Fill the molds about 90% of the way. They’ll expand a little and fill the rest of the way as they freeze.
Set popsicle mold directly into a cold spot in your freezer when they can stand on a stable place until they’re fully frozen. I use my deep freezer for this because it’s easier to set them in flatly. Freeze for at least 6 hours, until you can pull the mold out and the popsicle pops right out. Pop them out and enjoy!Print
Summer’s favorite beverage, in frozen form. 50% lemonade, 50% iced tea, 100% amazing!
- 2 cups water
- 3 bags fruit flavored tea (I prefer peach)
- 2 cups organic lemonade
- Bring water to boil in a small pot . Remove and add in tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes before removing tea bags and pouring in cold lemonade. Let sit for five more minutes, until pot is cool enough to transfer to fridge. Place pot in fridge for an hour.
- Using a baster, fill the popsicle molds 90% of the way. Place caps back on molds and place on a steady surface. Freezer for at least 6 hours, until completely frozen.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Frozen
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Arnold Palmer, Frozen Treats, Homemade Popsicles