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Paletas de Mango (or Mexican Mango Paletas) make the best summer treats.
In Mexico, you’ll see shops that sell agua frescas and Mexican popsicles.
Deciding what to get is always a challenge. They all look so good and so inviting.
Some of my favorites include Paletas de Fresas con Crema and this recipe that I’m sharing with you today.
You only need 3 ingredients to make this super easy Mexican dessert.
The lime gives a touch of citrus flavor, but it is optional. If you’re not a fan of lime, you can also use WATER.
Paletas vs. Popsicles
Paletas are different from the popsicles you find at the grocery store. The main difference is that Mexican paletas are made with real fruit and sugar.
Popsicles from the grocery store and typically made with artificial sweeteners.
- Place the fruit, lime juice, and sugar inside a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
How much sugar to add depends on how ripe the fruit is. Add one tablespoon of sugar at a time.
Once it’s done blending, taste it. Is it sweet enough? If not, add more sugar until you reached desired sweetness.
- Fill the popsicle molds.
- Add the stick.
- Freeze for up to 4 hours.
Every fridge is different. Plan for at least 4 hours for the paletas to freeze completely.
The molds used here come with a funnel for easy cleanup. The stand helps them stay upright while they freeze. Buy them online.
When you’re ready to unmold, run the popsicle under the faucet water for 1 minute.
Be careful NOT to run it over the stick end. It should come out easily.
Can you make popsicles without molds?
Yes! Instead use plastic cups, ice cube trays, or yogurt containers. Simply fill, add a stick, and freeze.
More Summer Mexican Desserts:
Paletas de Mango are yummy Mexican treats. Try drizzling with chamoy or sprinkle with Tajin for a spicy touch.
They are perfect for warm summer days and easy to enjoy by kids and adults alike.
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Paletas de Mango
- 3 cups mango (chopped)
- 1 juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp sugar (or as needed)
- Place the mango, lime juice, and sugar in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste for sugar.
- Add more if needed.
- Pour the mango mixture into the popsicle molds.
- Add the stick and place in the freezer.
- Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Run water over the popsicle to unmold.
- Pull gently to release the mold.