Diet & Food

Boozy Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool All Summer Long

Unless you’re having some freakish weather (or you live south of the equator), it’s probably hot-hot-hot right now. While air-conditioning is nice, ice-cold pops on a warm summer day are even better. They makes sky-high temperatures more tolerable and are a great snack too. I mean, it kind of brings us back to our childhoods, right? We just don’t end up with a bright red ice pop-covered face anymore (hopefully).

It’s time to reclaim a bit of summer nostalgia… with a twist. Yep, these ice pops are all grown up. Rum, gin or Baileys makes these pops fit for happy hour.

If you haven’t invested in a DIY ice pop mold yet, we’ll wait while you order one on Amazon — yes, even if you don’t have kids (they wouldn’t be eating these pops anyway!) Ice pops are easy to make and offer an endless amount of flavor combinations, no fancy skills required. When work’s over for the day — or better yet for the week — give yourself a special treat with these boozy treats.

1. Watermelon mojito ice pops recipe

Image: Boulder Locavore

If you apply a layer of foil over the top of the mold or lid of the mold before inserting the sticks, they won’t float out of the mold.

Recipe courtesy of Boulder Locavore

Yields 10


  • 3 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 ounces white rum
  • 4 ounces simple syrup
  • 12 large spearmint leaves, roughly chopped


2. Cucumber gin ice pops recipe

Yields 8


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled with seeds removed
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 cup Reed’s ginger beer


3. Baileys cookies & cream pops recipe

Yields 8 – 10


  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box Jell-O Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 2/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box Jell-O Instant Chocolate Pudding


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