Paleta Popsicles

Replenish afternoon energy levels with something fresh, natural and delicious… and so easy to make. Pick the family’s favorite fruits and transform them into something no member of the household will refuse: Paleta Popsicles. Save a few in the freezer for dessert. Parent pro tip: at cocktail hour, pour yourself a very light vodka and soda, and pop a paleta into it. Stir slowly and sip. You’ll think you’ve landed at a luxury resort for a quick pre-dinner craft cocktail.

Paleta Popsicles Recipe

Makes 10 popsicles


6 cups pineapple, kiwi, mango, strawberries, or seasonal fruits, fresh or frozen
¼ cup sugar or honey
¼ cup fresh lime juice
Water, if needed
Tajin, optional


  1. Choose the fruit you want to use, then divide it in halves. Finely chop half and set it aside.
  2. Put the remaining fruit in a blender, along with the sugar and lime juice. Blender until smooth, adding a splash of water as needed to get things moving.
  3. Stir chopped fruit into blended mixture. Pour into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand.
  4. Firmly tap the mold on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Insert sticks and freeze until hard (at least 4 hours).
  5. To serve, run the mold under warm water for a few seconds, then remove paletas. Mom and Dad, and kids with an adventuresome palate might like a sprinkle of tajin for a little extra kick.

Recipe by Alekka Sweeney / Story by Keith Recker / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce

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