Paletas is a spanish word for frozen treats. They are the same as Popsicles or ice pops. But I think paletas sound cooler! Paletas are everyone’s favorite summer treat right?? Kids especially love them. I love the fact that when I make them at home I know exactly what’s in them and can control the amount of sugar in them.
My family is obsessed with paletas. Some of our favorite flavors are Tamarind, strawberry and arroz con leche. Since mango seems to be the paleta that is most requested in my home today I’m going to share my delicious, healthy, refreshing and inexpensive recipe for mango paletas! I know you will love them.
Mango paletas are definitely my favorite paletas ever! I love mangos and never get tired them. It would be so nice to live in a place where I could eat them year round. I like to add chile en polvo to mine. The paletas in this photo only have 1 tsp of chile. I honestly could have used more chile since I like them a little more spicy. However if you’re sensitive to spice you could always omit the chile. They will still be super delicious!
The chile I use is from the brand Mi Costenita. It’s my favorite and I very much prefer it over Tajin. However many people also use Tajin so either one will work fine. I also added a little bit of sugar to mine. However this is totally up to you. You may not even need the sugar depending on how sweet the mangos are. So give the mango puree a taste first.
Paletas are so easy to make. It’s pretty hard to make a bad one so don’t be afraid to experiment! Sometimes after I make arroz con leche I use the leftovers to make arroz con leche paletas. Mixed fruit and yogurt are another delicious combination for paletas. You see the possibilities are endless so get creative!
Paletas are a wonderful way to use up ripe fruit before it goes bad. I absolutely hate throwing away fruit or any kind of food for that matter. You can purchase the popsicle molds shown in the photos on Amazon. They are called Mamasicles. Making homemade paletas are a breeze with these molds. If you give these paletas a try come back and tell me what you thought of them in the comments below please.
- 3 mangos
- 1 tsp chile powder
- 1 tbs sugar
Cut up the mangos into large chunks.
Peel the skin off the chunks.
place the mango chunks in blender.
Squeeze all three mango seeds one at a time over the blender to get out as much juice as possible from the mango.
Add chile powder and sugar to blender.
Blend until smooth about a minute.
Pour into the popsicle molds and freeze for about 4 hours.
Run the molds under warm water for 30 seconds to release the paletas from the molds before serving.