Home · Recipes · Cocktails Cantaloupe Rum Pops Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Jul 21, 2015Updated: Mar 16, 2020 View Recipe4 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Fresh cantaloupe is great. Boozy cantaloupe rum pops are better. These frozen treats are perfect for hot summer days! It’s summer. It’s hot. People want popsicles. People want alcohol. Give the people what they want with these boozy pops. After purchasing more cantaloupe than I could possibly snack on, I make a large batch of my usual cantaloupe agua fresca. As I was chopping up the fruit, the dogs were going crazy barking at the door because a package was just delivered. One dog barking is fine. Two dogs barking can get really, really annoying. At that moment, I needed a drink. I looked over at the bottle of rum on our bar cart and then these cantaloupe rum pops were created. How to make boozy ice pops It doesn’t get any easier than these boozy fruit frozen treats. The ingredients are super simple: alcohol of choice, fruit of choice, and a little sugar. All the ingredients get blended together. Use a funnel to transfer liquid mixture to individual ice candy bags. Seal bags shut and place in the freezer until frozen. That’s it! Special Ice Candy Bags: I have been wanting to make boozy pops for the longest time. Using a regular popsicle mold can be tricky depending on the amount and strength of alcohol in the mixture. Super boozy pops won’t freeze as solid and may be very difficult to remove from the mold. Best solution: these plastic ice pop bags photographed above. I purchased those from a recent trip to the Philippines. Luckily, there are many similar alternative on Amazon. These disposable ice popsicle mold bags are great. I have several boozy ice pop variations available on the site. If you love these cantaloupe rum pops, you might also enjoy these: Kiwi Coconut Vodka Pops Watermelon Tequila Pops Pimm’s Popsicles Cantaloupe Rum Pops Fresh cantaloupe is great. Boozy cantaloupe rum pops are better. These frozen treats are perfect for hot summer days! Prep Time: 15 minutes minutesFreeze Time: 6 hours hoursTotal Time: 6 hours hours 15 minutes minutes Servings: 12 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients4 ½ cups sliced cantaloupe5 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juicefinely grated zest of 1 lime¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar¾ cup light rum (silver rum) Instructions Place sliced cantaloupe and lime juice in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and add lime zest, sugar, and light rum. Stir to combine. Let sit until sugar dissolves.Pour into plastic ice pops bags. Seal bag and freeze for at least 6 hours until solid.* NotesIt is best to freeze these in ice pop bags rather than popsicles molds because alcohol does not completely freeze. The amount of alcohol in these ice pops results in a slightly slushy pop. All images and text © The Little Epicurean Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Drinks, SnackCuisine: AmericanKeyword: frozen cantaloupe, cantaloupe rum, boozy pops, frozen dessert Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean. Note: These were inspired by the boozy pops featured in Sweet Paul magazine last summer!