Monday, July 6, 2009

Mommy-time: Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops

Why should kids have all of the stinkin' fun, huh? It's hotter than Hades' butt outside, and I think popsicles are in order. Adult popsicles. Mommysicles, if you will.

In the July issue of Gourmet magazine, the entire back page is dedicated to Boozy Ice Pops. I want to marry Gourmet magazine.

All of the ice pops sounded enticing (except for the Bloody Mary Ice Pops--just too close to my gazpacho experience for comfort). This time, I chose Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops. Expect more Boozy Ice Pops this summer.

Only problem is, my kids want them. Not. Sharing.

Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops
makes 6-10

5 cups chopped seedless watermelon (1 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup silver tequila

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup (I used a pitcher). Press down and then discard solids. Skim off any foam, then pour into molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 24 hours.

*Note: Gourmet magazine notes that Boozy Ice Pops are not particularly potent, so feel free to have seconds. Thank you, I think I will.

**Because I'm an ADD dork, I forgot the part about freezing 30 minutes, then inserting the sticks. I don't think it made a difference?

*** Happy Hour with Popsicles Rocks!


  1. Oh, yes, thank you. I will be making these.

  2. I saw this recipe and had mentally marked it as a 'must make soon'. Glad to hear that it turned out as delicious as it sounds!

  3. AWESOME. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to make a run to the liquor store.

  4. I'm going to make those as soon as I get home!! My hubby may go hiking for the day soon and if he does, maybe we can hook up!! :)

  5. oh yes, i want them! i love when you tip me off to the good stuff in Gourmet!

  6. What a great idea. I like the molds you used.

  7. Going through all of your old posts right now for photos. Found this. Love this. Need to make. Pronto!

    Stuck in house with three nearly naked children. 95 degrees outside.

    Love you.