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Authentic Frozen Mexican Fruit Popsicles

If you are looking for Mexican popsicle recipes, the following recipe makes eighteen frozen Mexican fruit popsicles in three delicious flavors – mango, sour orange, and chili cucumber. These Mexican popsicles are really delicious and they keep for up to a two weeks in the freezer. Nearly all Mexican kids grow up eating paletas in Mexico and fresh seasonal fruit is often used to make them.

You can make Mexican popsicle recipes with water or water mixed with cream or milk for a creamier finish. Cantaloupe, strawberry, lime, watermelon, and chocolate are all popular Mexican popsicle varieties but the possibilities are endless and you can experiment with your own flavors. You should use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup capacity popsicle molds to make these Mexican popsicles. You can get them in hardware stores and cookware stores. You will also need popsicle sticks.

The following Mexican popsicles recipe makes six mango popsicles, which are sweet and delicious, six sour orange popsicles, which are incredible refreshing and six chili cucumber popsicles, which might sound strange to non-Mexicans but this, is one of the best ones. Cucumber and chili go incredibly well together and this is such a refreshing flavor. Leave the seeds in the jalapeno for a spicier result.

Popsicles are not just for kids, and if it has been more years than you can count since you remember having one, why not treat yourself to a gourmet popsicle recipe? A lot of the commercially available ones are nothing more than water, sugar, colorings and chemical flavorings, so you will really be able to appreciate not only how refreshing and tasty these are but also how much healthier they are than the store-bought kind.

These are colorful and appealing and it is likely you will enjoy all 3 flavors but you will probably have a favorite. The mango and lime ones are really thirst-quenching, the sour orange ones are unusual, and the chili cucumber ones are just fantastic and typically Mexican.

Traditional Paletas – Mexican Popsicles
Summary: This recipe shows you how to make 3 types of paletas, or Mexican popsicles. These are refreshing, fruity and authentically Mexican. These are the grownup equivalent of kids' popsicles.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 3 cups peeled, seeded cucumber, in 1 inch chunks
  • 1⅓ cups orange juice
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 2 ½ cups mango flesh, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • ⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup plus ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 jalapeno chili, stem and seeds removed
  1. Combine the mango chunks with 3 tablespoons of the lime juice and ¼ cup of the sugar in a blender to make the mango paletas mixture.
  2. Stir the orange juice with the remaining lime juice and ¼ cup of the sugar together to make the sour orange paletas mixture.
  3. Combine the cucumber with the remaining sugar, the lemon juice, and the chili in a blender to make the chili cucumber paletas mixture.
  4. Strain the cucumber mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.
  5. Pour the mango mixture into the 6 holes of a popsicle mold, the sour orange mixture into another mold and the chili cucumber mixture into a third one, so you end up with 18 popsicles.
  6. Attach the covers and insert sticks, leaving a couple of inches of each stick exposed.
  7. Freeze them upright for between 3 hours and 2 weeks.
  8. To release the paletas, hold the mold under running warm water up to the rim for a few seconds, until they release from the covers.
  9. Serve immediately.

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Fruit popsicles are a great way to cool down in the summer and Mexican popsicle recipes are some of the very best. These popsicles are really easy to make and you can combine any fruit you want with water or water mixed with milk for a creamier flavor. Add some lemon juice, lime juice or chili and you have an authentic Mexican paleta recipe. Perhaps you have tried Mexican strawberry popsicles before or another flavor. The chili cucumber popsicles are something of an acquired taste but they are truly refreshing. Kids and adults love Mexican popsicles and they are so quick and easy to make. They freeze in about three hours.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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