Mommy-time: Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops

July 6, 2009

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!

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Sarah June 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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.


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