Long Weekend

Long Weekend

Spiked Watermelon Pops

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 5 min
  • serves 16
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis Giada at Home

While adults will love the original "spiked" version of this recipe, you can make a non-alcoholic version easily; just substitute 3/4 cup orange juice for the vodka.

Special equipment: 16 (1/4 cup) ice pop molds, 16 wooden pop sticks or wooden coffee stirrers at least 2-inches longer than the molds.

12 Ratings
Directions for: Spiked Watermelon Pops


½ (3 lbs) watermelon, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

¼ cup sugar

¾ cup watermelon flavored 70 proof vodka (recommended: Smirnoff Twist of Watermelon)

½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves


1. In a blender, combine the watermelon, sugar, and vodka. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Add the mint and pulse once to combine. Pour the mixture into the pop molds. Insert the wooden sticks all the way down the inside the molds. Freeze for at least 10 hours or preferably overnight.

2. To unfreeze the ice pops, insert the molds in hot water for 5 to 10 seconds. Serve immediately.

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