Helpful Guide To Making Alcohol Popsicles [Video Included]

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I was scrolling through facebook yesterday when I stumbled across a Travel and Leisure post promoting Costco’s boozy popsicles.  Apparently, Costco’s popular Slim Chillers’ Skinny Freezers (a.k.a those boozy popsicles were extremely popular last summer and they are back on shelves at Costco.  As I was about to run out to try them I started thinking I had everything in my kitchen to make my own boozy popsicles.

These alcohol popsicles are a spin on classic summer adult cocktails like sangria, vodka tonic, Limoncello or just create your own recipe by infusing your popsicles with alcohol for a delicious and boozy treat this summer.  These recipes are extremely popular on Pinterest right now—in fact, searches for “boozy popsicles” have increased 68% since last year.

Find some of my favorite recipes to make your own alcoholic ice pops and for more ideas check out my Pinterest board Best Cocktail Recipe board.

I will help you to understand the following:

  • Does vodka freeze?
  • How long does it take alcoholic popsicles to freeze?
  • Can you freeze liquor?Sangria Boozy Popsicles

How To Make Boozy Popsicles

  • The most important factor in making your own alcoholic frozen pops is to understand the ratio between alcohol and juice because alcohol DOES NOT freeze.  Alcohol content must be lower than the juice so the popsicle will freeze.
  • Popsicles infused with alcohol will have a softer texture than nonalcoholic popsicles.
  • Purchase popsicle mold from Amazon, Target or even Tj Maxx and Marshalls.  The molds are inexpensive and most molds make 10 three-ounce popsicles and make sure you purchase the molds which include the stick holder.
  • If you want different flavors you will need to create layers and each layer will need to freeze before you add each additional layer.
  • I suggest using fresh fruit and mortar to puree the fruit which will add a little texture to the frozen pops.
  • The time it will take to freeze the pops will vary based on the recipe and how much juice you use in your recipe.  It took my frozen pops approximately 4 to 5 hours to freeze so I suggest preparing them the day before or early in the morning of the day you will want to sit by the pool and chill.
  • Once the pops are completely frozen run warm water over the molds for about 30 seconds and they will pop right out.

1. Berry Sangria Boozy Popsicle

Remake your favorite sangria recipe and transform it into a delicious boozy popsicle when temperatures rise this summer.

Like most sangria recipes, fruit is the star of the show and I used a mixture of strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries which I then muddled in red wine to create the texture and enjoy my new favorite summertime adult frozen treat.  I’ve tasted, tested, researched, retested, and I’ve come up with is this easy traditional red sangria boozy popsicles to help you cool off during the summer months.

Yield: 6 Servings

 Berry Sangria Boozy Popsicle

Berry Sangria Boozy Popsicle

Prep Time
30 minutes

Freeze Time
4 hours

Total Time
4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 bottle of Capriccio Sangria
  • 1 Cup of Simply Fruit Punch
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Instructions

  1. Muddle the berries and mint leaf in the sweet red wine until you have the desired consistency. I like a little texture in my boozy pops so I don’t muddle as long.
  2. Pour the muddled fruit right into the mold, pour Sangria right on top, next pour Simply fruit punch and simple syrup.
  3. Add thinly sliced fruit to the mold.
  4. Insert stick and freeze until solid.

Notes

2-4 hours to freeze (time may vary according to freezer type and how full it is). Makes 6 boozy pops, depending on the size of the mold.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 663 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 46mg Carbohydrates: 117g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 95g Protein: 4g

2. Limoncello Boozy Popsicle

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi, and islands of Procida, Ischia, and Capri.  After visiting Amalfi Coast I fell in love with Limoncello and decided I needed a summer trip to remind of my travels to Italy.

Lemons are the highlight of Amalfi Coast and will be the highlight of this frozen boozy pop and it’s my take on the popular Italian cocktail limoncello!

Yield: 6

 Limoncello Boozy Popsicle

Lemons are the highlight of this frozen boozy pop and it’s my take on the popular Italian cocktail limoncello!

Prep Time
30 minutes

Cook Time
4 hours

Total Time
4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Villa Massa limoncello
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup of Simply Lemonade
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1 fresh cut lime

Instructions

  1. Muddle the berries and mint leaf in the sweet red wine until you have the desired consistency. I like a little texture in my boozy pops so I don’t muddle as long.
  2. Pour the muddled fruit right into the mold, pour Sangria right on top, next pour Simply fruit punch and simple syrup.
  3. Add thinly sliced fruit to the mold.
  4. Insert stick and freeze until solid.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 1130 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 16mg Carbohydrates: 147g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 140g Protein: 1g

3. Peach Boozy Popsicles With Bourbon

Peaches are perfect to help cool you down from the summer heat and this Peachy Boozy frozen pop will make you forget the heat and take you off to a beautiful island.

Sweet Peach Bourbon and Dole Peaches are two summer classics are delicious when combined to make a refreshing summer cocktail that everyone is sure to love.  I decided to take one step further and make adult boozy popsicles with simple ingredients and it doesn’t get easier or more delicious than a Peachy alcoholic popsicle!

This is the perfect alcoholic ice pop to make for your next outdoor get together or simply for a lazy summer afternoon laying by the pool.

Yield: 6

Peach Boozy Popsicles With Bourbon

Peaches are perfect to help cool you down from the summer heat and this Peachy Boozy frozen pop will make you forget the heat and take you off to a beautiful island.

Prep Time
30 minutes

Cook Time
4 hours

Total Time
4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Dole Peaches
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup peach juice
  • 1/3 cup Peach bourbon whiskey
  • 2 tablespoon of Saint Germaine

Instructions

  1. Blend Dole peaches, Mint, Peach whiskey and Saint Germaine
  2. Pour evenly into molds and, if you like, sprinkle with chopped mint.
  3. Insert sticks and freeze until solid.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 322 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 25mg Carbohydrates: 56g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 48g Protein: 3g

4. Tequila Sunrise Boozy Popsicles

This tequila sunrise alcohol popsicle looks pretty with the blended colors and it is also easy to make, as it only has 3 ingredients! It is great for any party, especially pool parties and this boozy popsicle is the perfect refresher for the ultimate girls night in hanging out around the pool.

Just like the cocktail, the Tequila Sunrise Boozy Pop is layered. The recipe recommends the standard two-layer effect that mimics the cocktail, though you could easily add a third layer if you like.

Yield: 6

Tequila Sunrise Boozy Popsicles

The tequila sunrise is the perfect boozy popsicle for the ultimate girls night in hanging out by the pool.

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
4 hours

Total Time
4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Margaritaville Silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups Simply orange juice
  • 1 cup of Simply fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup grenadine

Instructions

  1. Mix the tequila and orange juice in a bowl until combined.
  2. Pour about 1/2 teaspoon of grenadine into each pop mold.
  3. Fill with the orange/tequila mixture.
  4. Slightly freeze
  5. Mix the tequila and fruit juice in a bowl until combined.
  6. Fill with the fruit juice/tequila mixture on top of the frozen orange mixture
  7. Insert sticks and freeze until solid

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 866 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 196mg Carbohydrates: 181g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 134g Protein: 3g

5. Prosecco Ice pops

Some say no other beverage defines the Italian philosophy of la dolce vita, or the good life, quite like Prosecco.

It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the coast, and it’s now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason: It’s refreshing, flavorful, light-bodied, dry, and won’t hurt your wallet like some champagnes so what better way to celebrate spring than by creating Prosecco adult pops.

I think this is by far my favorite alcoholic popsicles—Yes, Prosecco Popsicles are a real thing! These are so easy to make that you will be the bell of the ball with these delicious Prosecco Ice pops.

What’s better than Fruit-filled “Prosecco” on a stick?

Yield: 6 Popsicles

Prosecco Ice pops

Prosecco Ice Pops

Prep Time
30 minutes

Cook Time
4 hours

Total Time
4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mionetto Prosecco
  • 1 cup Simply Limeade
  • 1 cup of assorted fruit of your choice

Instructions

  1. Mix the Prosecco and Simply Limeade into a bowl
  2. Fill with the mixture into the mold
  3. Add fruit
  4. Insert sticks and freeze until solid

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 394 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 20mg Carbohydrates: 64g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 51g Protein: 2g

Alcoholic popsicles

Conclusion:

While it is possible to freeze vodka and other alcoholic spirits it cannot be done in your home freezer. The freezing point of 80 proof vodka is -26.95C or -16.51F, while the temperature of most home freezers is around -17 C, therefore, you must add a nonalcoholic beverage in order to freeze the alcohol popsicles.  These boozy popsicle recipes are just in time for summer and you probably have all of the ingredients right in your cabinet and fridge so need to give Costco your money for something you can make right at home.

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