Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I'm sorry I missed you all these past few days! The heatwave we've been experiencing here in the city has played havoc on my internet, cable and telephone systems, leaving me without any connection to my computer and all of you for a few days. With our third straight day of 100 degree plus heat, (almost hot enough to fry an egg!) everyone is looking for ways to keep cool.

I've been dreaming about this...
 but will settle for...

Spiked Watermelon Pops


  • 1/2 (3 pounds) large watermelon, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup watermelon flavored 70 proof vodka (recommended: Smirnoff Twist of Watermelon)* see Cook's Note
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Special equipment: 16 (1/4 cup) ice pop molds, 16 wooden pop sticks or wooden coffee stirrers at least 2-inches longer than the molds.


In a blender, combine the watermelon, sugar, and vodka. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Add the mint and pulse once to combine. Pour the mixture into the pop molds. Insert the wooden sticks all the way down the inside the molds. Freeze for at least 10 hours or preferably overnight.

To unfreeze the ice pops, insert the molds in hot water for 5 to 10 seconds. Serve immediately. from Food Network.

Check back tomorrow for another new post!


red ticking said...

fabulous... seattle finally hits 92 tomorrow... i will whip up a batch! xx

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

they look terrific, but I don't think the kids would appreciate me making pops for me and not them! I told the husband it was past time to get out the ice cream maker though. Too hot for me here! I am definitely ready for a break in this weather.