One of my go-to drinks for summer is the mojito and these mojito popsicles are a crisp treat on a hot summer day. You can’t go wrong with mint, lime, sugar and rum!
The inspiration for this recipe was after one of my favorite cruises. I loved their frozen mojitos so much, I made them at home.
But, who wants to lug out the blender every time? That’s where mojito popsicles came in. I often bring Mojito pops and Drunkaroo Dip to every summer gathering I attend.
Ingredients for mojito popsicles
Icy mojito pops are much like the drink, with almost the same ingredients. You’ll need the following ingredients for the yummiest boozy popsicles:
- lime juice
- fresh mint leaves
- white rum
How to make mojito popsicles
- First, grab a blender to mix your ingredients. Then, remove mint leaves from stems and add all ingredients to the blender.
2. Pulse until blended, then add in white rum. Adjust alcohol to taste, if preferred.
3. If you accidentally add too much rum, pour into a bowl and reserve for next batch.
Tip for adding slush to popsicle molds
After blending, the best way to add the frozen slush is to use a small funnel.
Best alcohol to use for mojito popsicles
The mojito (drink) is made with white rum, as it makes for a crisp, lightness over dark rum.
Can I make sugar free mojito popsicles?
Yes, simply switch the granulated sugar for your sweetener of choice! I recommend a 1:1 switch from sugar to erythritol (Swerve).
Can I make mojito popsicles with other ingredients?
Pineapple pieces are a great addition to these pops.
If you do not have sugar, you may use simple syrup (just be sure to taste test to your desired sweetness).
How long do I need to freeze them?
Freezing for at least 6 hours is recommended, preferably overnight.
How to prevent freezer burn
Make sure your popsicles are covered. I like to use a pre-made silicone popsicle mold with a top. These pops will keep in the freezer for up to a month.
Best way to store large quantities
Having a large party? You can remove these from their molds and place them in freezer bags for storage until reaching your desired quantity.
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 cups ice water
- ½ cup lime juice
- 5 mint leaves
- ½ cup rum
- In a blender, add all ingredients and blend at high speed until slushy consistency.
- Using a funnel, pour into popsicle tray and freeze for at least 3 hours. Serve freezing cold.
Tips for Making Mojito Popsicles:
- use fresh, clean mint leaves
- you may substitute sweetener or simple syrup for sugar
- add pineapple chunks or lime slices for extra flair
The perfect summer treat! Minty and refreshing.