Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicles

What could be more perfect than a cool, refreshing, delicious popsicle on a hot summer’s day? A cool, refreshing, delicious basil mint citrus mojito popsicle, that’s what! These popsicles combine some of my favorite summer flavors (and you can easily leave out the alcohol to make a kid-friendly version if you want!)

Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicles: Perfect combination of summer flavors! Leave out the alcohol for a kid-friendly version!

Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicles

I was inspired by this recipe, but I modified the proportions a bit because I wanted the basil and the mint flavors to stand out more!

Ingredients: (affiliate links below)

  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 C fresh squeezed orange juice (3-5 oranges depending on how big they are; I ended up using 4)
  • 2 T lemon juice (1 lemon, if you want fresh squeezed juice)
  • 2 T lime juice (1 lime, if you want fresh squeezed juice)
  • 2 1/2 T sugar
  • 1 C crushed ice
  • 2 T rum (optional)

I used these popsicle molds that I bought on Amazon, and I love them! They come with a lid that holds the popsicle sticks in place so they don’t tip over, and it’s really easy to slide the popsicles out of the molds once they’re frozen!


Start by juicing your citrus. It takes a little more effort than just buying a carton of OJ, but the fresh squeezed taste is so worth it!

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Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until combined. It might get a bit frothy as you blend, but don’t worry about it.

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As you pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, be careful not to pour too much froth along with the liquid, otherwise you’ll end up with an air-filled popsicle once it’s frozen!

You can clip your popsicle sticks with mini clothespins or paperclips to help keep them from sinking down to the bottom of the molds while they freeze!

Once they’re frozen solid, run some water over the outside of the mold and the popsicles will slide right out!

Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicles: Perfect combination of summer flavors! Leave out the alcohol for a kid-friendly version!

JM was a good sport helping me stage stuff in order to get these photos before the popsicles melted. But I think maybe he just wanted me to hurry up so he could eat them!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. JenJ says

    6 years ago

    These look gorgeous. Quick Question – how do you get that little band of green mint / basil on the bottom? Did you sprinkle some at the end or did it rise up? I have a Vitamix and afraid mine will just get blitzed away…

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      6 years ago

      It actually just floated there as the popsicles froze! I blended everything together but since the leaves are lighter than the liquid they floated to the top while the whole thing was in the freezer. I think even with a Vitamix you’ll end up with a few small pieces that will float to the top!

  2. Natalie Kirk Tulloch says

    6 years ago

    This is a great recipe! Tastes just like a mojito! I did end up subbing OJ for the oranges; and frozen strawberries for the ice. It turned out delicious! I also tried your butter beer latte recipe – yum! Thanks!

  3. Rachel Rockwell says

    7 years ago

    These look so good and your pics are amazing! Love me some lemon! yum!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      7 years ago

      Aww thanks Rachel! I’m really proud of how these pictures turned out!

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