Campari and Grapefruit Popsicles

After trying these Campari and grapefruit popsicles–made with just water, sugar, grapefruit juice, and Campari–you may need to buy a second popsicle mold. One to keep at the ready for mommy’s special treats.

This Campari and grapefruit popsicles are a sweetly tart summer cocktail on a stick that are so seductive, you may find you need to purchase a second popsicle mold—one for mommy’s special popsicles so they can always be at the ready.Renee Schettler Rossi

Campari and Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Campari Popsicles
After trying these Campari and grapefruit popsicles–made with just water, sugar, grapefruit juice, and Campari–you may need to buy a second popsicle mold. One to keep at the ready for mommy’s special treats.
Cesar and Nadia Roden

Prep 15 mins
Cook 23 hrs 45 mins
Total 1 d
Dessert
American
8 to 10 servings
5 from 1 vote
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Equipment

  • Popsicle molds; wooden popsicle sticks

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, from about 4 grapefruits
  • 1/3 cup Campari

Directions
 

  • Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the grapefruit juice and Campari.
  • Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch space at the top of each mold. Insert the popsicle sticks into the molds and freeze until the popsicles are solid, at least 2 hours.
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Recipe Testers’ Reviews

This Campari and grapefruit popsicle is not your childhood popsicle—and that’s a good thing! Here’s a not-too-sweet ice pop for the over-21 crowd. The Campari works magic with the grapefruit, somehow making it taste even more grapefruit-y, not to mention enhancing the color. The bitterness of the Campari complements the fruit and tames the sweetness of the popsicle but doesn’t overwhelm it in the least. Even a Campari-hater would like these popsicles. My popsicles molds are tiny so I put the remaining Campari mixture in an ice cube tray for mini-pops.

Originally published June 13, 2018

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