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Mexican Tequila Ice Pops

Mexican Tequila Ice Pops

What are Tequila Ice Pops?

Tequila Ice Pops are a delicious and refreshing ice lolly for adults! You can use any fruit puree you want but pineapple, mango and strawberry (classic Margarita flavours) work exceedingly well.

Pineapple chunks in front of the blender with lime slices and Tajin chilli lime spice in the sides

What fruit did you use?

Initially I used pineapple chunks which I blitzed in my blender. The result was a frothy, light liquid that mixed really well with the lime juice and tequila! Just add ice and you would have had a fantastic Margarita to pour into a glass.  However I sprinkled some Tajin (a chilli, lime and salt mix I discovered in Mexico which is now available in the UK!)

What other fruits can you make Tequila Ice Pops with?

Basically any fruit you can blitz into a liquid would work well. The classics are pineapple, mango and strawberry however kiwi, peach, grapes or blueberries .

Bowl of yellow pineapple purée with lime halves on a citrus squeezer


Tequila Ice Pops

Lovely, refreshing adult ice pops/popsicles

Author: Heidi Roberts
  • 200 ml pineapple puree any fruit will work
  • 30 ml tequila
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • Sprinkles of Tajin (Mexican chilli, lime and salt mix)
  • 10 ml honey (optional)
  1. In a blender blitz the fruit until it purees.

  2. Measure 200 ml into a container.

  3. Add the tequila, lime and if using honey.

  4. Sprinkle the Tajin chilli salt into the base of the ice pop moulds then fill halfway with the fruit liquid.

  5. Sprinkle the Tajin again and then fill the moulds to the top.

  6. Finally sprinkle some Tajin again and put the lids on the ice pop moulds.

  7. Carefully place into the freezer and freeze overnight.

  8. Take out of the freezer a few minutes before releasing from the moulds.

  9. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Before I put any liquid into the ice pop moulds I sprinkled some of the chilli, lime salt and halfway full I added some more.  In Mexico they sprinkle this spice salt onto pineapple chunks and mango slices in the street.

A collage of pics of the ice pop moulds and stages of sprinkling in the spice salt

Place the full ice pop moulds into the freezer and leave overnight at least.  Take out of the freezer a few minutes before trying to take the ice pops out of the mould. Enjoy!

Hand holding an ice pop which is yellow and a stripe of chilli salt


When you add alcohol to a dessert to be frozen it will be difficult to get a really hard freeze so these ice pops were a bit slushie.  This could have been due to the fact that I used pineapple which is also difficult to freeze.  I think using mango or strawberry would achieve a harder freeze!

If you would like the recipe for Mexican Chocolate Cake and other Mexican recipes click the links below.

Mexican Inspired Chocolate Cake

Tequila Frosting/Icing


This recipe is my own. As usual all photos are also my own. No photographs may be used in any manner without my written permission.

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