The lollies, in gin and tonic, prosecco and peach bellini, have become more popular as the British weather hots up, but each has an alcohol content of around 4.5%.
With the same content as your average pint, police officers are warning drivers that they need to make sure they stick to the legal limits – like they would with alcoholic drinks.
The lollies are a new trend for the summer and officers who see the devastating effects of drink driving are concerned that in ice form, drivers could be lulled into a false sense of security.
The reminder comes as part of a national summer drink and drug drive campaign.
Sunderland danger driver jailed after leaving pedestrian 'with blood gushing from head' and hospitalised with collapsed lung
"He was unique and one of a kind" - Family pays tribute to 'much-loved' cyclist who died in suspected hit and run collision in Sunderland
Striking new mural by Frank Styles unveiled on landmark Sunderland building Swan Lodge
Sunderland families have their say on council's call for removal of 'unauthorised tributes' from loved ones' graves in city cemeteries
Violent Washington robber broke ex-partner's jaw and raided South Shields newsagents armed with knife
Acting Inspector Harry Simpson from the Cleveland and Durham Operations Unit said: “These lollies are becoming really popular and it’s easy to forget that they contain alcohol and aren’t just flavouring.
"On a hot summer’s day it is easy to lose count of how many you have, and then get behind the wheel of a car.
“If you wouldn’t consider drinking a gin and tonic or cocktail when driving, then you shouldn’t consider having one of these lollies.
"We always recommend that drivers refrain from any alcohol as the effects differ depending on age, weight and metabolism and to check packaging to understand if there is any alcohol in what they are eating or drinking.”