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Skinny Vodka Popsicles Are Back At Costco Just In Time For Summer

Adults need some frozen fun, too.

One of the best parts about summer as a kid is running to the ice cream truck for a frozen treat to help cool you down. But just like trick-or-treating at Halloween, there are some things we probably shouldn’t do as adults — ice cream truck included.

This doesn’t mean that your summer won’t be fun, though, because one of the best parts of being an adult is that we can add booze to our frozen treats. From boozy milkshakes to popsicles and more, mixing your favorite spirit into a dessert is even better than listening for that familiar ice cream truck jingle.

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And now, Costco is making it even easier to get boozy treats this summer with the return of Slim Chillers Skinny Freezers vodka ice pops. Just like the popsicles you likely enjoyed as a kid, these vodka ice pops come in a plastic sleeve and in a variety of colors, but are obviously better because, well, vodka!

And while you probably didn’t worry about calories as a kid, the Skinny Freezers pops are only 100 calories each, so you can enjoy them and keep working on that summer bod.

You’ll find them in four flavors: cosmopolitan, watermelon lemonade, appletini and lemon drop.

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Just take a look at how delicious they look in this picture from Slim Chillers’ Instagram:

While Costco does not list them on their website, Slim Chillers says they are now available at the warehouse club. If you don’t have a Costco near you, you can search for a store that sells them on Slim Chillers’ website.

You can also try whipping up some boozy popsicles yourself.

This recipe for Jack and Coke popsicles from Boulder Locavore is sure to help you beat the summer heat, and they super easy to make.

All you need are some popsicle molds, Jack Daniels whiskey and Coke. Simply pour 1/2 ounce of Jack Daniels into each popsicle mold. Then add two ounces of the flattened Coke into the mold and stir. Finally, cover and insert wooden sticks (or the stick on your popsicle molds).

If your molds do not have a cover, try adding a top layer of foil to keep the sticks in place. Freeze for a few hours or overnight. The popsicles may stick a bit, so just run some hot water on the outside of the mold to get the pop right out.

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You could also use rum if you like that better, and swap in Pepsi if you’re not a Coke fan.

Want some colorful pops to brighten up your summer BBQ? Boulder Locavore also suggests whipping up these for Blue Lagoon Cocktail popsicles. With their blue and red coloring, they would be perfect to serve on the 4th of July — and you can even make a mocktail option if you want to make them kid-friendly.

If you prefer a creamier boozy popsicle, you will love these spiced rum horchata pops. They’re dairy-free and seasoned with cinnamon and vanilla.

Get the recipe from The Speckled Palate.

The Speckled Palate

What about something a little lighter? Nothing could possibly be more fun and festive than champagne popsicles.

This recipe from Cooking With Janica uses champagne, St. Germain elderflower liqueur and edible flowers to make frozen treats that are as beautiful as they are tasty.

Cooking With Janica

Not big on popsicles? There are plenty of other sweet treats you can infuse with booze.

Case in point: How about vodka and gummy bears? Here’s a fun recipe from A Spicy Perspective.

A Spicy Perspective

What is your favorite boozy treat?

Additional reporting by Simplemost staff.