Looking for the perfect way to beat the summer heat? Then you’ve got to try these fun and flavourful Sour Candy Ice Pops!

These delightful treats by Evolving Autumn bring back memories of childhood with every icy bite, all while being free from excessive sugars and dyes typically found in store-bought popsicles. Plus, you can whip them up in no time!

Created with just a handful of ingredients, our Sour Candy Ice Pops are as simple to make as they are delicious. Start by combining carbonated water, a touch of honey or maple syrup for sweetness, a pinch of salt for balance, and your favorite Hedessent Flavour Drops. For this recipe, Autumn used Mandarin Orange for zesty citrus notes, Juicy Blueberry for a burst of berry goodness, and Sour Wizard for that nostalgic sour kick.

For an extra burst of texture, you can add sliced fruit like kiwi or berries to the mix before freezing—but that’s totally up to you. Once your popsicle molds are filled, allow them to set in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. The result? A batch of icy treats that are perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day or enjoying as a guilt-free dessert.


Sour Candy Ice Pops

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 popsicles
Author Autumn Ongaro


  • Popsicle Mold


  • 1 litre carbonated water - approximately 4 1/4 cups
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup - depending on desired sweetness
  • 30 drops Hedessent Mandarin Orange Flavour Drops
  • 20 drops Hedessent Juicy Blueberry Flavour Drops
  • 15 drops Hedessent Sour Wizard Flavour Enhancer
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 cup sliced fresh fruit of choice


  • Combine carbonated water, honey, salt and Hedessent flavours in a large pitcher. Stir to combine, but only gently to ensure the mixture does not bubble over.
  • If using the optional fruit, place it into the popsicle molds.
  • Pour the flavoured mixture into the molds until two-thirds full, leaving space for expansion when freezing.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours, or until completely set, serve and enjoy!



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Meet Autumn Ongaro

Autumn is a food photographer, recipe developer, food educator, and gardener. She conjures divine dishes using the bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients as her inspiration. Autumn’s recipes are flavour forward, approachable and aim to inspire connection to each ingredient. Her newly published book FEAD: A Taste of Home in Norfolk County carries you through the four seasons as she shares the histories of local farms and transforms their beautiful crops into approachable dishes. You can follow along with her delicious adventures on Instagram @evolvingautumn.

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