Watermelon Daiquiri Popsicles

Watermelon Daiquiri Popsicles

How about a nice boozy popsicle to start the weekend on a relaxed note? And if you don’t feel like a popsicle, how about a watermelon daiquiri, without the four-hour freezing time? You can enjoy them immediately!

Watermelon Daiquiri Popsicles

I prefer using white rum to keep the flavor lighter, but if you love the taste of rum, you’ll want to use a dark rum, which will also have a higher alcohol content. You don’t need the plastic molds to make popsicles; you can use paper cups and popsicle sticks (which you pop into the cups when the mixture is half frozen.) When the popsicles are completely frozen through, just tear off the paper cups and enjoy your treat. If you want a non-alcoholic treat and you don’t have much time, or paper cups, or popsicle molds, a nice chunk of watermelon on a stick is a great treat for kids and only takes a few seconds to do – photos below!

Watermelon Daiquiri Popsicles

Adapted from Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails

Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 minutes plus freezing time


  • 1 pound watermelon flesh, trimmed of the rind and seeds removed, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup lime juice plus the zest of one lime for garnish
  • 6 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Puree watermelon in a blender or food processor and add rum, lime juice and sugar.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and place in freezer for 4-6 hours. (The more alcohol in the mixture, the longer it will take to freeze.) When popsicles are frozen through, remove them from molds by running them under warm water for a few seconds.
  3. This will melt the ice just enough to release the popsicle from the mold. Garnish with lime zest and serve immediately.Watermelon Daiquiri PopsiclesWatermelon Daiquiri PopsiclesWatermelon Daiquiri Popsicles

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