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Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

On my first trip to Italy, I’d religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello.

Though I didn’t ever try more than an eyedropper full of the lemon-y after-dinner drink, the intensely sweet, floral citrus flavor stayed with me.

When I got old enough, I found I favored the more subtle crema di Limoncello (yup, that’d be cream mixed with limoncello). I decided to combine two cultures of summer refreshment and marry the age-old American ice cream truck creamsicle with a good dose of Limoncello for these very adult Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles.

Similar Italian-Inspired Desserts

We have all sorts of Italian recipes on the site but here are a few desserts inspired by Italy that we love:

Okay, now it’s time to stock up your pantry with all the Italian essential ingredients, then try your hand at baking this, and then share your creation with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Popsicles on a plate with lemons and cream
Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

How to capture the flavor of Italy's Amalfi Coast? With this creamy, not-too-sweet Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
resting time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 popsicles
Calories 373 kcal


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup good-quality Limoncello
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons loosely packed lemon zest from about 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from about 2 lemons


  • Make The Popsicle Base: Whisk together heavy cream, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly about 10 minutes.
  • Freeze The Popsicles: Stir in limoncello, lemon juice, and zest and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until thoroughly set, about 10 to 24 hours.


Serving: 1 popsicleCalories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1168IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
Keyword adult popsicles, limoncello recipe
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