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Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

On my first trip to Italy, I’d finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. And that memory inspired this limoncello creamsicle popsicle recipe.

Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicle Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this limoncello creamsicle recipe:

  • Heavy Cream
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Sea Salt
  • Limoncello
  • Lemons

How To Make This Recipe

Here is an overview of how to make this limoncello creamsicle recipe:

  1. Simmer The Popsicle Base: Whisk the heavy cream, sugar, and salt together and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Let Cool: Remove from heat, add in the lemon zest, and let cool a bit.
  3. Freeze The Popsicles: Sir in the limoncello and lemon juice, place in the popsicle forms, and let freeze completely. 

Other Italian Desserts

We have all sorts of Italian recipes on the site but here are a few other 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 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
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, add the lemon zest, and let cool slightly about 10 minutes.
  • Freeze The Popsicles: Stir in limoncello and lemon juice 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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