This Is The Secret Ingredient In Giada De Laurentiis' Watermelon Popsicles

When it comes to the perfect summer fruit to cool down with and stay hydrated, watermelon is at the top of our list. This fruit is full of health benefits, and there are so many amazing ways to use up a watermelon. One delightful treat is watermelon popsicles, and as usual, Giada De Laurentiis has a tip for us to take an ice pop to the next level.

Watermelon popsicles sound straightforward enough, but De Laurentiis' extra ingredient makes these treats extra fun. On her blog Giadzy, De Laurentiis lists watermelon vodka as one of her ingredients in her Boozy Watermelon Popsicles. Yum! She recommends using Smirnoff's watermelon vodka, but if you have another favorite vodka blend, you can use that instead. 

On the Giadzy Instagram page, there's a video that guides you through how to make these watermelon popsicles. It's quick and easy; all you'll need to do is blend a few ingredients, pour the liquid into a popsicle mold, then pop them in the freezer.

Other boozy popsicle recipes

There is a wide variety of frozen cocktails you can make this summer, but if De Laurentiis' watermelon popsicles look especially tasty to you, then you might be inspired by more recipes for boozy popsicles.

Delish compiled a list of more than 20 boozy popsicles, and their suggestions start off simple — for example, making classic cocktails like a gin and tonic or bloody mary into a frozen treat. But for anyone feeling a little more adventurous, Delish also has a recipe for Blueberry Cabernet Cheesecake Popsicles. If you want to make use of what's in your garden, Country Living's list of boozy ice pops includes recipes with mint, basil, and even edible flowers. Plus, they also have ideas for creamy popsicles with spiked horchata and an alcoholic affogato popsicle. 

Don't want to make your own alcohol-infused popsicles? You can often find pre-made boozy popsicles in stores. Truly is launching a line of boozy lemonade ice pops, and Costco's frozen cocktail ice pops are filled with fruity delight.