Tasty Treat: Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

I saw this recipe a couple of years ago and I bookmarked it because I thought it looked so tasty.  The major reason why I didn’t make them when I first saw them is because I didn’t own popsicle molds.  But now that I got married and received a registry gift of popsicle molds, I am not held back anymore!

Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Actual time: 2.5 hours (includes freezing time)

Ingredients
1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 cup freshly squeezed white grapefruit juice (I used pomelo juice)
About 1/4 to 1/2 cup superfine sugar (I used regular sugar, worked just fine)
1 to 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (I think I used 1 tbsp. for each kind of juice)
(I found that my popsicle molds required less juice overall–I used only about 1/2 cup of each juice)

Preparation

1. Squeeze the blood orange juice.  Taste the juice and add, if desired, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp. sugar and stir until completely dissolved.  (The recipe says that when frozen, the juice will taste more subdued, so I just added the 1 + 2 combo for all of the juices.) Pour about a third’s amount into each popsicle mold.  Put in the freezer (without the stick inserted) and freeze for about 45 minutes.

2. While the first layer is freezing, juice your tangerines, and follow the same instructions as the blood orange juice.  Add lemon juice and sugar, if needed/desired.  After the blood orange juice has set enough (at least a half hour is needed, the recipe recommends 45 minutes), then pour the tangerine juice as the second layer, leaving room for the grapefruit juice.  Place in the freezer for 45 minutes (without the stick) to set.

3. While the two layers are freezing, juice your white grapefruit.  Add the lemon juice and sugar as needed.  Once the first two layers have set, pour the grapefruit as the finishing layer.  Place the sticks into the popsicles and freeze until solid (the recipe recommends 2 hours to overnight).

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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3 Responses to Tasty Treat: Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

  1. mle says:

    (bookmarking this for summertime!)

  2. jenny says:

    They are so, so tasty! They taste very much like a summer day, which is kinda odd because citrus is more a winter fruit. But, each layer has its own taste and the three layers together really give fullness to each of the citrus flavors. Maybe I’ll have one now!

  3. Emily C. says:

    What’s the verdict? How were they?

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