Is there anything more refreshing than a slice of watermelon on a hot summer day? Maybe, but not much. So why not take it a step further and freeze watermelon juice into a delicious ice pop? Add a pour of tequila for a boozy treat, or save the liquor for later, and add a little sugar for a family-friendly treat.
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To make these pops, you're going to need to make homemade watermelon juice, or buy your favorite watermelon juice from the store. If these pops are for you (and you're over 21), go ahead and treat yourself to an adult pop infused with tequila. But if you're giving these to the kids, leave out the liquor and swap in a little sugar instead. Whatever you do, make sure not to mix them up!



  • 3 cups watermelon juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila (gold or silver) or 1/4 cup sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes

How to Make It:

  1. Stir all ingredients with a whisk until fully combined (and sugar is dissolved).
  2. Pour into pop molds. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Enjoy!
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SERVES 10 (serving size 1 [3-ounce] pop)

46 calories (boozy) or 59 calories (family-friendly)