How about a little frozen fun to make everyone’s Tuesday just that much better?? Try these melon lemonade margarita popsicles! They are the perfect summer treat, seriously!
I feel like, since it’s summer, a margarita popsicle is an appropriate Tuesday afternoon treat, I mean, right?
Full disclosure, you can totally leave the tequila out of these and you’ll have one yummy, pretty stinkin’ healthy, frozen snack. So really, it’s totally up to you on whether or not you want a boozy popsicle or just a yummy fruity one. I did half and half, since little Asher was dying for some two toned watermelon + cantaloupe popsicles. Both versions are equally delish, and ok, another disclosure…even if you do add the tequila, it’s not like you’re having an entire shot in your popsicle. No way! Since alcohol doesn’t freeze, we can only add just a little hint, but it does the trick, and like I said, it makes for a super fun Tuesday treat!
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Okok, and are these not the funnest (yes, I know there is no such word… but there should be!) colors ?!? Just looking at them puts me in a chipper mood, which is kind of awesome, since sometimes Tuesday can still feel like Monday…UGH.
So you guys! On Sunday and Monday I literally had Christmas in July. I’m working on a really fun Christmas shoot this week and on Sunday Asher and I baked batches of Christmas cookies and made gingerbread hot chocolate. Thinking about it now, we really should have just went all out and put on the Christmas tunes. Dang it!
I even had my mom over for a bit, turning out fresh batches of butter cookie dough. I have to say, it was king of weird to even be thinking about Christmas this time of year, let alone actually decorating for it. Making cookies and holiday things…well you probably kill me when I say this…but it actually had me slightly excited for Christmas 2016?!?
I know, TOO SOON. I’m still with you, but for like a milla second, I was kind of excited. How could I not have been though, baking Christmas cookies just gets you in the spirit!
OK and DONE. No more holiday talk, let’s stick with summer and these margarita popsicles!
Here’s the deal. Last week I had Lyndsie, my brother Brendan’s girlfriend, fly in from Portland to work on that video shoot I did with Food Network. She did awesome, but more importantly, she inspired these fun pops.
You see, Lyndsie’s alcohol of choice is tequila. The girl kind of loves it, and her recent trip to Mexico with my family had me thinking about how to reinvent the margarita… just a bit. Since watermelon and cantaloupe are currently ripe and delish, and since I had some leftover homemade lemonade in my fridge, I decided on a lemon lime margarita popsicle.
So really, these popsicles were born out of the contents of my fridge, but it’s cool, cause they ended up being so DELICIOUS, and so refreshing!
In fact, perfect for a hot and sunny Tuesday afternoon. 🙂
They’re also beyond easy to make… just blend, pour, freeze, then pour in the second layer, and DONE!
Sprinkle with a little salt and lick, lick, lick! I just used paper Dixie cups to make these fun shapes, but you can any popsicle mold you have. I have to say though, the Dixie cups are really easy, they just peel right off. No running under hot water, and then um, no washing mold afterwards. Score!
Sooo, are you guys thinking what I’m thinking…Tuesday melon lemonade margarita popsicle pick-me-ups??
Melon Lemonade Margarita Popsicles.
Servings: 14 Popsicles
Calories Per Serving: 43 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
- 1 cup lemonade divided
- 1/2 cup lime juice divided
- 4-6 tablespoons tequila divided, optional
- flaky sea salt for sprinkling
- slices lime for serving
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- In a blender, combine the watermelon with 1/2 cup lemonade, 1/4 cup lime juice and 2-3 tablespoons tequila, blend until completely smooth. Pour the mixture among 10 popsicle molds or 14 Dixie cups. Freeze one hour.
- Rinse the blender out and add the cantaloupe and remaining 1/2 cup lemonade, 1/4 cup lime juice and 2-3 tablespoons tequila, blend until smooth. Pour the cantaloupe mixture over the watermelon layer, filling the molds to the top. Insert popsicles sticks. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Serve with lime wedges and salt.
Yes… yummy, fresh, fruity, multicolored popsicles to the rescue!
Gorgeous!! Such a pretty treat for those hot days we are still getting! I’m sure it’s just as delicious as it looks!
Thanks Eden!! Hope you get to make the pops!!
Gorgeous summery pops! I love those colors! 🙂
Thanks so much, Laura!!
Wow !! It looks so fruity. I will definitely prepare Melon popsicles recipe today.
YAY! Thanks os much! I hope you enjoy them!
I’m always looking for creative ways to use melons. Stone fruits and berries get all of the attention but it’s awesome to see that watermelon and cantaloupe can come to the party, too! 🙂
Also, did you happen to announce a winner for your Almond Breeze sponsored post?
Thank you so much, Melanie!!
Nope, I am actually working on that tonight. Winners will get an email. Thanks again!
Oh man! These popsicles sound so refreshing right about now.
YES! So refreshing lol! Thanks Nicole!
Loving this two-toned thing, SO PRETTY! Also, where did you get those popsicle sticks? They are so adorable and now I need some haha
Thank you! I got them on Etsy, here is the link….
Whoa! I am DEFINITELY trying these! And loving the sound of that hot chocolate even thought its like 100 degrees here in Virginia!
These are perfect for the summer heat!! Thanks Amanda!
So fun! I love idea of a Dixie cup as a mold bc pop molds can def definitely be a pain!
Thanks Allyson! I hope you enjoy!!
Using cups as molds is a great idea! And the pops look wonderful, definitely something I’d want right now as we’re dealing with the heat.
And maybe not Christmas just yet, but I’m totally excited for fall and can’t wait for September to come around. 🙂
Yes so perfect for the heat!! Thank you Alice! (:
Well this just looks like the best invention ever. And those popsicle sticks are so adorable! Can’t wait to try.
Thanks Julia!! Hope you love them!
These are adorable!!!! Tequila is definitely summer’s perfect mate ;D
Haha! YES!! I think you’ll love these then!
We’re currently being hit by a heat wave here in Portugal, so I guess you can imagine how I felt as I saw these images pop up… refreshed and eager to try one myslef!!!
Sounds like you need one of these!! Hope you can try them soon!