Boozy Watermelon Popsicles

Cool & refreshing Boozy Watermelon Popsicles are perfectly sweetened with just a hint of booze. These are summer’s best friend!

watermelons and boozy popsicles scattered on a pink background

Boozy Watermelon Popsicles are Perfect for summer!

Summer is here my friends! While we don’t get very excited in Phoenix over the 110+ degrees, we do get excited for the abundance of summer fruit. My favorite one is watermelon….hands down!

Make these popsicles next time you have a get together or you just want to treat yourself! The taste of sweet watermelon and just a little hint of alcohol is all you need to impress anyone you share these with.

Don’t worry if you decide to eat them all by yourself, I won’t tell!! They are only 34 calories each after all 😉

3 boozy watermelon popsicles lined in a row

The ingredients

There are only 4 ingredients for these boozy popsicles: fresh watermelon, sweetener, a little lime juice and your preferred alcoholic drink.

I use tequila but vodka or rum works great as well! I’d love to hear what you like! Are you a tequila person? vodka or rum? Leave me a comment below 😀

I like to make my pops a little on the sweet side but I don’t add a bunch of sugar. So I decided to add half real sugar and half no calorie natural sweetener to cut on the calories.

You may not need to add any sweetener if you’re lucky to find a very sweet watermelon! I’ll leave this ingredient as optional and up to you my friends.

watermelon chunks with a blender on the side and a bottle of tequila in the background

How to make Boozy Watermelon Popsicles

  1.  In a blender, puree the watermelon until all chunks are gone.
  2. Add the sweetener, lime juice and tequila. Blend again until everything is mixed well.
  3. Pour popsicle mixture equally into 10 molds. Attach covers. Insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each exposed.
  4. Freeze upright until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 2 weeks. 
  5. Hold each mold up to the rim under warm running water just until popsicles are released from sides of molds, 5 to 15 seconds. Remove covers and pull out popsicles.  
  6. Eat immediately or store in freezer. 
A blender with watermelon mix. A hand pouring tequila inside the blender.

How do you pick the best ripe watermelon?

Last year I grew watermelons in my backyard and had to learn when to harvest them so they’re truly ripe. It was so much fun growing them in the garden! I had three really big ones and I call that a success!

Select the one that has the most orange-yellow splotches where the watermelons rested on the ground. This means that it ripened in the sun, instead of completely white spots signaling that it was picked early. 

Just by looking at them now I can select the best one at the grocery store. No more thumping on them like I’m knocking on my neighbor’s door lol!

Three watermelons showing their ripeness

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Three cocktail glasses filled with ice and boozy watermelon popsicles

This recipe was originally published in July 2012. It was updated in June 2019 to revise the content and photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

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watermelons and popsicles scattered on a pink background

Boozy Watermelon Popsicles

Servings 10 Popsicles
Ana Frias
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cool & refreshing Boozy Watermelon Popsicles are perfectly sweetened with just a hint of booze. This recipe is easy and perfect for summer! Make them with vodka, rum or tequila like I did.
10 Popsicles

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups of fresh watermelon chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packets of Truvia natural sweetener or your favorite brand I find that these one doesn't have an after taste
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces of your preferred tequila alternatives are vodka or rum

Instructions
 

  •  In a blender, puree the watermelon until all chunks are gone.
  • Add the sweetener, lime juice and tequila. Blend again until everything is mixed well.
  • Pour popsicles mixture equally into 10 molds. Attach covers. Insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each exposed.
  • Freeze popsicles upright until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 2 weeks. 
  • Hold each mold up to the rim under warm running water just until paletas are released from sides of molds, 5 to 15 seconds. Remove covers and pull out popsicles.  
  • Eat immediately or store in freezer. 

*Ana's Notes:

Buy the best watermelon! Select the one that has the most orange-yellow splotches where the watermelons rested on the ground. 

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1Popsicle | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 5g | Calories: 34kcal | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 6g

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3 boozy watermelon popsicles lined in a row

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  1. 5 stars
    Perfect treat for the summer! So refreshing and delicious. Just the right amount of booze adds to the flavor.