DIY Low-Cal Vodka Popsicles For When You Can’t Make A Costco Run

In case you missed it, Costco is selling an adult ice pop. The boozy popsicles are called Skinny Freezers, and they're made by Slim Chillers. They come in four different flavors: Lemon Drop, Appletini, Watermelon Martini, and Cosmopolitan. And the best part is, they're only 100 calories each! Even better, they pack a wallop, at around 8% alcohol by volume per ice pop. These are the adult popsicles you've been waiting for!

But the problem is they're only available at Costco, and they're not available at ALL Costcos (rude). So if you want to save yourself a trip to the mega-box store, or if you want to try your hand at making your own grown-up ice pops, we've got a couple of recipes that will rival the Skinny Freezers.

The first recipe is for a summery, boozy watermelon mint popsicle courtesy of Pure Wow. All you'll need is 4 cups of cubed watermelon, the juice of a couple of limes, a small bunch of fresh mint, two teaspoons of rose water, two tablespoons of sugar, and three ounces of vodka (or a little more if you really want them to pack a punch). Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, then pour them into ice pop molds (these ones from Amazon work really well). Allow them to freeze overnight, then enjoy poolside.

Or, you can make an easy Otter Pop for adults that will rock your world. This recipe from Brit + Co calls for 16 ounces of a low-calorie mixer (they say Sparkling ICE works the best), plus four ounces of vodka. Mix the ingredients together, then carefully pour into disposable or reusable ice pop molds, like these ones from Amazon. Let freeze overnight, then revisit your childhood the next day with a delicious but decidedly grown-up version of an ice pop.

The great thing about these recipes is that you can customize them to your liking! Use whatever flavor mixer you like, or a variety. These are perfect for parties on the patio or summer soirees. Cool down with a nice adult ice pop, without having to leave your house or spend an extra $200 at Costco (because you know you can't get out of there without spending that much!).

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