If you think popsicles are just for kids, we’re about to turn your world upside-down. Because this summer, we’ve dreamed up the perfect frosty treat to cool you down! These cool boozy popsicles are exactly what you need to beat the heat this summer. Read on for some awesome recipes that are guaranteed to take the edge off a hot August afternoon.
Strawberry Mango Margarita Pops
Did you know that the Margarita was voted America’s favorite cocktail in 2017? And with this delicious recipe, you can enjoy everyone’s favorite drink in popsicle form! If you aren’t a fan of strawberries, don’t worry—you can substitute them for half a cup of blueberries or bananas instead. And best of all, these popsicles can be prepared without alcohol to share with the entire family. Just substitute the tequila for a bit more fruit and lime juice!
Yields 6 to 8 Popsicles
- 3 cups freshly sliced mangos
- ½ cup diced strawberries
- 2 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- ⅓ cup of your favorite tequila
- Add your mango, lime juice, honey, water, salt, and tequila to a large blender and mix until smooth. Be sure to measure the tequila precisely, because too much liquor will prevent the popsicles from freezing.
- Add your chopped strawberries and stir gently.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds of your desired size. This recipe should make six large popsicles or eight small ones.
- Allow the popsicles to freeze for at least four hours. Carefully remove them from the mold, then serve and enjoy!
White Russian Popsicles
Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for fruit, and there’s nothing wrong with that—that’s where our creamy White Russian Popsicles come in! The coffee gives you a little boost on a lazy summer afternoon, and the rich, decadent taste of the Kahlua pairs so well with the cream and maple syrup. But be sure to save this recipe for a day when you want to indulge, because it’s extra sweet (in a good way)!
Yields 6 to 8 Popsicles
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- ¾ cup cream (or almond-cashew milk, for a healthier version)
- 1/3 cup Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl and stir gently. Be sure to use the exact amount of vodka and Kahlua to ensure your popsicles will freeze properly.
- Pour the mixture into your favorite popsicle mold. This recipe makes 6 large popsicles or 8 small ones.
- Allow the popsicles to sit in the freezer for at least six hours, preferably overnight.
- Remove the popsicles from the mold carefully. Serve and enjoy!
Stay Cool this Summer with Max and Slate
After reading through these grown-up popsicle recipes, we hope you’ll agree that popsicles aren’t just for kids after all! And if you can’t get enough of these amazing frozen cocktails, don’t worry—we’ll post more great drink recipes before long! Keep checking back all summer long for more recipes, travel ideas, and inspiration from Max and Slate.