How To Make Grown-Up Watermelon Fresca Ice Pops In 4 Easy Steps

When you think of popsicles, you probably start reminiscing about your sticky hands on long, hot summer days spent in the park. While you've always loved these sugary-sweet treats, being a grown-up means that you've got to step up your frozen dessert game – that means no more popsicles covered in mysterious candy pieces (looking at you, strawberry shortcake pops), and no more superhero pops. While those treats have their place, we think you're ready for something a little more gourmet.

As an adult, you realize that popsicles are actually genius. They're portable, refreshing, and perfectly snack-sized. All these guys need is a little upgrade – with a little less sugar, and a splash of vodka – so grown-up popsicles (aka, "poptails") are just the ticket.

We've teamed up with SKYY Barcraft™ to develop the ultimate Watermelon Fresca Pop so you can make the most of these last weeks of warmth. Whether you're entertaining friends, lounging poolside, or simply looking for a quick after-work pick-me-up when you get home to your apartment, these have you covered. Not only are they amazingly simple to make, but they taste like summer on a stick. And hey, who says you can't enjoy popsicles after summer? These might just deserve a permanent spot in your freezer, and the possibilities are endless.

What You'll Need

  • 1 part SKYY Barcraft™ in Watermelon Fresca
  • 5 parts fresh watermelon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Popsicle molds

1. Mix Your Potion

Combine SKYY Barcraft™ Watermelon Fresca, watermelon juice, and lime in a pitcher. Mix until combined.

2. Pour Into Molds

Carefully pour the mixture into your popsicle molds. Fill them all the way up, as they shouldn't really expand.

3. Freeze 4-5 hours, or until fully frozen

I know; this is the hardest part. Go watch every season of The Mindy Project on Hulu while you wait.

4. Un-mold & Enjoy!

Let your pops sit out for about 10 minutes to loosen, or dip them in warm water for about 20-30 seconds. Wiggle the stick when you think they're ready, and if there's any resistance, wait a bit longer — you don't want the top half to break off.

Now enjoy responsibly, and don't forget to share.

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