Watermelon totally embodies summer. It’s cool and refreshing, and immediately makes me think of picnics and sitting poolside. And it’s even more perfect when it’s blended into a popsicle with a little kick of vodka. You just can’t beat watermelon. I made these vodka watermelon popsicles with my awesome new popsicle mold, and they were incredibly easy. Plus, as far as frozen treats go, these are pretty darn good. They do use soda to get some added flavor, but fruit popsicles are a great treat that are healthier than ice cream, so you can’t feel too guilty. You can certainly make them without the vodka, but I found that it made the popsicles a little bit softer, which was nice. It’s a small enough amount of vodka (because you still need the popsicles to freeze) that you can’t really taste it, but it’s nice to know it’s there either way!
- 1/2 of a mini watermelon
- 1/4 cup dragon fruit vodka (can substitute flavorless or Watermelon flavor)
- 1 cup Sprite (can substitute other lemon lime soda)
First cut the watermelon in half and into pieces, removing the peel. You’ll only need half of a small watermelon to make 10 popsicles, which is how many molds I had. Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor until very fine. The seeds should puree with the melon.
Add the soda and vodka to the watermelon, and mix for just a few seconds until combined. Distribute the mixture evenly between each cavity in the popsicle mold and freeze for several hours.