The slightly bitter flavor of Campari is a great counterpoint to the sweet innocence of cantaloupe. This is an adult ice pop, but if you can find a dock to dangle your feet over while you eat this, we recommend it: you’ll feel like a kid again, albeit a very wise one.
Pro Tips: How To Make Boozy Ice Pops
- 1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
- 3/4 cup simple syrup
- 1/4 cup Campari
- Cut the cantaloupe into large chunks and purée in a food processor. You should have about 21/4 cups (18 fl oz.) of purée.
- Transfer the puréed cantaloupe to a bowl or measuring pitcher with a pouring spout. Add the simple syrup until the cantaloupe tastes quite sweet.
- Now dribble in the Campari until you can detect its flavor. Campari is less alcoholic than most spirits, so this mixture can handle more of it, but it has such a strong presence that you want to be careful not to overdo it.
- Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving a little bit of room at the top for the mixture to expand. Insert sticks and freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. Unmold and transfer to plastic bags for storage or serve at once.
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