DIY Poprocks? Try Our Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes

Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes, sour poprocks style candies, recipe from The Lunchbox Season
It’s crazy summer snack time. In our attempts to DIY some Poprocks style candies [Will they ever really pop? We think, not!], we came up with something lovelier: Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes. Bea loves a sour candy. And these slightly fizzy candy shards absolutely fit the bill! I think I’m going to start carrying these pucker-ups in a tin in my purse!

DIY Poprocks? Try Our Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes

Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes

Trying to DIY Poprocks, we came up with these lovely sour lemon fizzy shards. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Author: Roseanne Carrara, Summer of Funner


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp red liquid food colouring
  • 1 tsp bakng soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid powder + 2 tbs for dusting
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting
  • Measuring Cups Spoons, and Pinchbowls
  • Medium Saucepan and Spatula
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Wire Rack for Cooling [optional]
  • Large Ziplock-Style Freezer Bag
  • Meat Tenderizer or Rolling Pin


  • Measure all ingredients into cups and pinchbowls.
  • Dust a cookie sheet well with the powdered sugar and 1 tbs citric acid.
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, heat the sugar, corn syrup and water, stirring until mixture just begins to boil.
  • Remove spoon and affix candy thermometer to the pot.
  • Leave mixture over medium heat without stirring until it reaches 300F/150C.
  • Immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Carefully, add food colouring and lemon extract and stir until just combined. [Mixture will likely bubble up and spatter a bit, so stand back a ways from the pan.]
  • Add the baking soda and 1/4 cup citric acid and stir quickly until just combined.
  • Pour the hot candy in a thin layer onto the coated cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with a bit more citric acid.
  • Allow to cool completely. [At least 30 minutes. I place the cookie sheet on a wire rack in order to aid even cooling.]
  • Break the large candy into pieces that will fit into the ziplock-style bag.
  • Seal bag and pound with a mallet or rolling pin until the candy becomes "pebble" or "shard" sized to your liking.
  • Enjoy.
 Such a fun summer treat!! Here’s a little visual DIY!
Why DIY Poprocks when you can make sour pink lemonade frizzantes

Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes - Sexy Melty Poprocks
Why DIY poprocks when you can make these Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes
If you liked this recipe, you’ll certainly love our Pink Lemonade Cream Bars and our Pink Lemonade Jelly!

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