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This homemade boozy popsicle recipe is a quick and easy version of the Costco favorite. You can easily put this refreshing treat together yourself to beat the summer heat. Plastic sleeves are filled with a mix of fresh watermelon, tangy lemonade, and flavored vodka before being frozen.
The perfect way to enjoy a poolside treat or to serve at a summer party, you’ll love these boozy treats! For more of our favorite recipes, be sure to try our Jello shots or mango mojitos for more scrumptious summer cocktail ideas.
BOOZY POPSICLES INGREDIENTS
You will need:
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed, yields approximately 2 cups watermelon juice
- ½ cup lemonade
- ½ cup watermelon vodka
- Frozip 125 Disposable Ice Popsicle Mold Bags.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
JUICE: Instead of making fresh watermelon juice, you can pick up a container ready to drink at the store. Just make sure there is no added sugar!
SUGAR: Try a sip of the watermelon juice before making your frozen ice pop recipe. If it’s not sweet enough, add sugar a tablespoon at a time until it’s right for your taste.
MINT: Mint is a perfect complement to watermelon. Add a couple of mint leaves to your blender for a subtle hint of mint in your frozen treat.
FRUIT: These freezer pops could be made with almost any fruit flavor you like. Whichever flavor you choose, just mix your fresh fruit purees with a similar flavored vodka and lemonade. You could also mix two different flavors of this perfect refresher. Pour the first flavor into the freezer bag and allow it to freeze. Then add the other flavor as a second layer on top of the first.
HOW TO MAKE THIS BOOZY POPSICLES RECIPE
PRO TIP: If you are creating a variation with different fruit flavors, the only detail you need to pay attention to is the ratio of alcohol to juice. Because alcohol has a lower freezing point than regular ingredients, make sure that your ratio follows the rule of thumb that for every 4 ounces of juice, you want 1 ounce of liquor.
STEP ONE: Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
PRO TIP: You do not need to strain your watermelon juice, but I would suggest mixing it before pouring it into the popsicle molds.
STEP TWO: Use a funnel to pour the watermelon juice into the freezer bags.
PRO TIP: The easiest way to pour the liquid into the freezer bags is to sit it in a tall cup which will free both hands for holding the funnel and pouring.
STEP THREE: Lay flat on a cookie sheet and freeze for 24 hours before serving.
PRO TIP: Because alcohol has a lower freezing point, you need extra time for the ice pops to freeze than if you were making regular popsicles.
PRO TIP: If you can’t get the freezer bags, this recipe would also work well to make adult popsicles on a stick. Pour your blended mixture into an ice pop mold and add popsicle sticks before popping them in the freezer. The freezing time for this variation on alcoholic popsicles will be similar to the freezie form.
HOW TO SERVE
This yummy treat is a fun way to cool down on a hot day. Add a bunch of these adult treats to an ice bucket to keep cool by the pool. If you are serving these for a party, add a few of our delicious appetizers including cucumber bites, bacon-wrapped mozzarella sticks and fried pickles.
IN THE FREEZER: Keep this delicious boozy ice pop recipe stored in the freezer until you are ready to serve. To keep them nice and frozen, a deep freezer will keep them colder than a fridge freezer.
Frozen and delicious, these watermelon-flavored boozy ice pops will become a favorite way to cool down this summer. Take these favorite childhood treats and add an adult twist to them. You’ll never want to buy them again after seeing how easy they are to make at home!
Yes! Just keep an eye that there isn’t any added sugar.
Add 1 tablespoon of sugar (or preferred sweetener) at a time until sweet enough.
No. You can freeze with the pulp. Just make sure to gently stir it before pouring in to the popsicle baggie.
Be sure to pick up a seedless watermelon for this recipe. Pick a round watermelon over an oblong watermelon – they are sweeter and not as watery. Check for a yellow spot. This is where the watermelon sat while on the vine. The longer it sat the more yellow it will be. Those brown spots are actually a great indicator of sweetness. It is where the sugar seeps out.
MORE DELICIOUS DRINKS
- Frozip 125 Disposable Ice Popsicle Mold Bags. BPA Free Freezer Tubes With Zip Seals. For Healthy Snacks, Yogurt Sticks, Juice & Fruit Smoothies, Ice Candy Pops. Comes With A Funnel (8×2"). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDUDWHH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r1LhFbQ516P79
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed (approximately 2 cups watermelon juice)
- 1/2 cup lemonade
- 1/2 cup watermelon vodka
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
- Use a funnel to pour the watermelon juice in to the freezer bags.
- Lay flat on a cookie sheet and freeze for 24 hours before serving