Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles

This 3-ingredients Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles recipe is delicious and so refreshing! They’re so easy to make and everyone will love them!

3 Popsicles placed on a blue background with lemons as garnish

Why I called these “Dulce De Leche”

I feel like I have to justify the name of these popsicles recipe since I have received a lot of comments as of why I called them Dulce De Leche when in fact they’re made with condensed milk. The brand of Mexican condensed milk has Dulce De Leche on the label so I went with that plus this description is more fun right?

Three paletas lined up in vertical mode. Lemon wedges on the sides

Now that I got that out of the way let’s continue with the fun part shall we?

I used to make them in Mexico as a child but instead of popsicle molds, I used small sandwich bags. Once they were frozen I cut a small hole in the bottom corner to eat them from there.

We call them “helados”. Now I cringe with the thought of eating out of a bag like that since I probably ended up eating some of the plastic too lol!

One popsicle on top of ice

Why are my homemade popsicles icy?

Using low fat milk products cause the icy effect (freezer burn) on creamy popsicles. To prevent this, just use a higher fat milk product. If you decide to use the condensed milk fat-free version, just know that they will be more “icy.”  

What are some other good popsicles recipes?

Here are my popsicle recipes that I think you may enjoy. They’re one of my favorite treats during the summer and will be adding more to my collection so come back soon!

Ingredients

With these three simple ingredients you’ll make delicious popsicles in no time!

  • 2 cups of milk (1% or 2%)
  • 1 (14 oz) can of regular condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (save a a little bit of the lemon pulp)
Ingredients: Lemons, a vintage jar with milk  and a small can with no label.

How to make Dulce De Leche Popsicles Recipe

Can’t get easier than this!

Just add all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well with a whisk or a fork.

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours. Preferable overnight.

I used this popsicle mold but you can use anything you have! Even small paper cups will work.

Process photo mixing the 2 milks with lemon juice
Five Popsicles placed on a blue background with lemons as garnish

This recipe was originally published in April 14th 2013. It was updated in June 2019 to revise the content and photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

3 Popsicles placed on a blue background with lemons as garnish

Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles

Servings 10
Ana Frias
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
This 3-ingredients Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles recipe is delicious and so refreshing! They're so easy to make and everyone will love them!
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of milk 1% or 2%
  • 1 14 oz can of regular La Lechera condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • a little bit of lemon pulp

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well with a whisk.
  • Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours. Preferable overnight.

*Ana's Notes:

Use regular sweetened condensed milk and not the fat free version. If you decide to use the fat free version just know that they will be more "icy."  

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 34mg | Sugar: 9g

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Three Popsicles on top of ice and on top on a blue background with lemons as garnish

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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ana, your story about the plastic bags reminds me of the storebought treats we had growing up called freezies! They were artificially colored frozen treats in a clear long plastic tube. Your popsicles look so refreshing, especially with the lemon!

  2. Looks good! But you used condensed milk which is not the same as dulce de leche. Although if you boil the condensed milk cans for two hours, you’ll get dulce de leche. Greetings!

  3. Made these last night with my lemon tree’s bonanza and they are super duper delicious and easy! Thanks!

  4. Hi! They look delicious. The recipe ask for 1 can of condensed milk, can you tell me the can size/oz because sometimes the market carries two sizes :). Thank you!

    1. Hi Eli! The cans are 14 oz. Thanks for the question! I’ll add this to the recipe. I hope you like them 🙂

  5. What mold did you use to make these popsicles and where can I buy them? I love that look! These look yummy!

  6. These are AMAZING!! I don’t even want to wait to let them freeze I want to drink them! I have a milk allergy (but am not affected by sweetened condensed milk), so I just swapped the regular milk for a can of Trader Joe’s Light Coconut milk. MMMMmmm! Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Hi Jamin, I think the coconut milk will be a wonderful combination with the sweetened condensed milk! Thanks!

  7. Just made these and they are excellent. I didn’t have low fat milk, so I used 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup water instead. Perfect. I also added the zest of 2 lemons.

    1. Hi Susan! whole milk is probably better since it keeps the pops from becoming too icy. I’m so glad you enjoyed them! xo, ana

  8. Hi Bree, thanks for the clarification. Nestle’s Dulce De Leche is called condensed milk so I went with that. Thanks again!

  9. Oh my these look deliciosas! I also remember eating them out of plastic bags 🙂 I can’t imagine letting my kids do the same 🙂 thanks for the recipe and the memories it brings back.

    1. Hi Karla! I know I can’t believe we did that! Can you imagine all the plastic we ate? Lol! Thanks for stopping by!