Ombre Grapefruit Tangerine Popsicles Recipe

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.

16 comments | Click here to reply

These are so pretty, I bet they taste delicious as well!
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Stephanie R | May 18th, 2015 at 10:19 am

Thanks Stephanie!

Brittni | May 18th, 2015 at 10:40 am

Oooohhh I have to make these!!

Tiffany of Macarons and Coffee | May 18th, 2015 at 11:54 am

Definitely, Tiffany! They’re insanely easy.

Brittni | May 18th, 2015 at 11:56 am

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

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Paige | May 18th, 2015 at 11:58 am

Thanks for pinning, Paige. 🙂

Brittni | May 18th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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!
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Kaitlyn Powell | May 18th, 2015 at 5:26 pm

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.
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Lissa | May 18th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Genius way to get the ombre effect, B! I gotta try this.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | May 18th, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Going on the ‘must-make’ list the summer. Gorg!
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tanya | May 19th, 2015 at 12:50 am

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

Kate | May 20th, 2015 at 10:56 am

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

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Monday Musings | lark & linen | May 25th, 2015 at 3:09 am

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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