The sun is shining, school is out, and we’re all ready for a summer of beaching and barbecues. But no summer shindig is complete without a generous amount of alcohol. So, why not switch out your Fudgsicles for something a little stronger. Try these margarita popsicles for a summer dessert trifecta: sweet, refreshing, and oh so boozy.

Margarita Ice Pops

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:6 hours
  • Total Time:6 hours 10 minutes
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 4 sliced limes
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 12 Dixie cups
  • 12 popsicle sticks
Photo by Kristen Carlstrom
  • Step 1

    In a pitcher, combine lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, water, tequila and orange juice.

    Photo by Kristen Carlstrom
  • Step 2

    Fill Dixie cups nearly all of the way with the mixture, leaving about ½ inch space.

    Photo by Kristen Carlstrom
  • Step 3

    Slice limes into ¼ inch slices.

  • Step 4

    Push popsicle sticks through limes so lime is on the middle of the stick.

  • Step 5

    Place sticks in mixture. Make sure limes sit directly on top of the liquid.

    Photo by Kristen Carlstrom
  • Step 6

    Freeze for at least six hours, or overnight.

  • Step 7

    Peel Dixie cups off frozen popsicles.

  • Step 8

    Sprinkle tops with kosher salt and get boozy.