Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles
Photo: Victoria Pearson; Styling: Rori Trovato
Prep Time 30 mins Freeze Time 4 hrs 15 mins Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
AuthorLisa Brenneis,
The better your fruit, the more delicious these bright, intense popsicles will be. Lisa Brenneis of Churchill-Brenneis Orchard uses the farm's Oroblanco grapefruit, Gold Nugget tangerines and/or Page tangelos, and Moro blood oranges for her popsicles--but you can use any combination of citrus.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Taste the blood orange juice. Add 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Taste again to see if it has the right sweetness and tartness for you, bearing in mind that, when frozen, the juice will taste more subdued; add up to 1 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice if needed. Repeat with tangerine and grapefruit juices, using the same range of sugar and lemon juice for each.

Step 2
2

Fill each of 8 popsicle molds (see Notes) 1/3 full with blood orange juice and freeze, making sure they're level and upright, until firm to the touch, about 45 minutes.

Step 3
3

Fill each mold 1/3 more with tangerine juice and freeze just until firm to the touch, another 45 minutes. Carefully insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each sticking out. Freeze until sticks feel solidly anchored, about 45 minutes.

Step 4
4

Fill each mold to top with grapefruit juice, cover, and freeze 2 hours or overnight.

Step 5
5

To unmold, run warm water over the individual molds just until popsicles release from sides, 5 to 15 seconds.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per popsicle.

Ingredients

 1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (from 2 to 3 blood oranges)
 1 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice (from 3 to 4 large tangerines)
 1 cup freshly squeezed white grapefruit juice (from 1 to 2 grapefruit)
  About 1/4 to 1/2 cup superfine sugar (see Notes)
 1 to 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions

Step 1
1

Taste the blood orange juice. Add 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Taste again to see if it has the right sweetness and tartness for you, bearing in mind that, when frozen, the juice will taste more subdued; add up to 1 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice if needed. Repeat with tangerine and grapefruit juices, using the same range of sugar and lemon juice for each.

Step 2
2

Fill each of 8 popsicle molds (see Notes) 1/3 full with blood orange juice and freeze, making sure they're level and upright, until firm to the touch, about 45 minutes.

Step 3
3

Fill each mold 1/3 more with tangerine juice and freeze just until firm to the touch, another 45 minutes. Carefully insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each sticking out. Freeze until sticks feel solidly anchored, about 45 minutes.

Step 4
4

Fill each mold to top with grapefruit juice, cover, and freeze 2 hours or overnight.

Step 5
5

To unmold, run warm water over the individual molds just until popsicles release from sides, 5 to 15 seconds.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per popsicle.

Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles