Ombre Grapefruit Tangerine Popsicles Recipe

By Brittni • posted on 02/14/2024

Recipe // Ombre Grapefruit Tangerine Popsicles

After making those watercolor popsicles last month, I’ve been thinking about creating a (semi) similar kind of painterly looking popsicle recipe that doesn’t involve the added step of food coloring. So I played around with some different techniques (shared a sneak peek here) and eventually landed on these ombre grapefruit tangerine pops.

The technique that ended up working the best is actually really easy. Yay! Love it when that happens. So I turned it into a quick tutorial, in case you want to make your own. Here’s what you’ll need…

Ombre Grapefruit Tangerine Popsicles


– Tangerine Italian Soda
– Grapefruit Italian Soda (Whole Foods has a good selection)

*You can also use fruit juices instead, if you prefer.

You’ll Also Need:

– Popsicle Sticks
– Popsicle Mold (mine is from Amazon)


To get an ombre look, use the two Italian sodas (or juices if you prefer) that are in the same(ish) color family. Then pour one of the Italian sodas into the popsicle molds at the desired height. I poured most of mine to the halfway point.

Put the mold in the freezer for about 90 minutes. Then, remove the mold from the freezer and let it sit out for several minutes. The goal is to get it a little bit melty again…mostly frozen, but with some of the liquid melted toward the top.

Once that happens, add the second favor of juice, Italian soda, etc on top. Add popsicle sticks and put the molds back in the freezer until full frozen (about 4 hours).

Remove and enjoy. To loosen the popsicles from the mold when they’re ready to eat, run warm water over the underside of the tray for 20-30 seconds. 

Recipe // Ombre Grapefruit Tangerine Popsicles

Ombre Grapefruit Tangerine Popsicles

Recipe, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

What other flavors do you think would work for these ombre popsicles? I’d love to hear your favorite fruit combinations.

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These almost look too pretty to eat! 🙂 I bet a great flavor combination would be blueberry and passionfruit… I’d love to see how those colors would mix!

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This will be great for when the summer heat kicks in, will give this a try and experiment with other fruits! Thanks!


Wow, these look so cute!! I will definitely be trying them over the summer!


Going on the ‘must-make’ list the summer. Gorg!


Genius way to get the ombre effect, B! I gotta try this.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Lol. I thought you used real grapefruit. I was wondering how you did that. Natural grapefruit can be so sour. Now I see how you do it with sweet grapefruit flavored Italian soda, it makes it easy. Thank you for your recipe.


These are so incredibly easy and I’m a little jealous I didn’t think of it first! Great pictures and I can’t wait to try these out!

Kaitlyn Powell

Thanks for pinning, Paige. 🙂


Yum! These popsicles look amazing! I’m going to have to pin them for later!



Definitely, Tiffany! They’re insanely easy.


Oooohhh I have to make these!!

Tiffany of Macarons and Coffee

Thanks Stephanie!


These are so pretty, I bet they taste delicious as well!

Stephanie R
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