Mango Paletas/Frozen Mexican Mango Popsicles with Chili and Lemon

Back after a long vacation break with another mango treat and more interesting and fun recipes!! I have still a lot of travelling to do, but I could not stay away from my passion for too long.  So, I will be posting my culinary creations off and on for the next few weeks.

Mango paletas are unique Mexican frozen fresh fruit ice pop treats with a blend of mango and sugar syrup with lemon juice and chili powder. Studded with tropical chunks of mango and ruby red pearls of pomegranate in every bite with a kick of heat, I cannot think of anything healthier, sweeter, cooler, creamier (and spicier!) to enjoy on these hot summer days.

I am sure everyone keeps looking around for icy cool treats to cool off with the sun breathing its hot heat on us. Along with a variety of ice creams like strawberry ice cream, mocha almond fudge ice cream etc, fresh fruits and juices, ice pops or popsicles are the quickest way to cool off. If they have fresh and healthy fruits in them, every bite becomes a guilty free treat!

Every summer, with the onslaught of mango season, we have always enjoyed raw mangoes chunks dipped in a mixture of chili powder and salt. Mango Paletas are the fruity version but in a frozen avatar!

Mango popsicles are the quintessential simple ice pops everyone makes. Mexican paletas raises the spice level of a traditional ice pop a few notches. Although I was wary of adding chili powder to ice pops, one bite of these frozen fruity pops and I was tickled by its taste!

A little cayenne or chili powder in these frozen mango treats, not only cools you off, but once you have relished a bite, the spiciness of the chili powder hits you in a surprising but pleasant way. Addition of chunks of frozen mango gives a fruity texture along with ruby red pearls of pomegranate! Addition of mangoes and pomegranate is totally optional. You can add other fruits too or choose to not add any cut fruits.

Addition of lime juice balances the flavor perfectly to make a sweet, sour and spicy frozen dessert! If you do not have readily made sugar syrup, just add plain sugar according to your taste (depending upon the sweetness of the mango too).

I am sure, once you take a bite of these unique Mexican treats, you will be tempted to add chili powder to every ice pop you make! These make about 4 popsicles, but it depends upon the size of your molds.

So, what are you waiting for? Make these creamy, healthy and spicy frozen mango paletas before the mangoes are all gone!

Mango Paletas/Mango Popsicles with chili and lemon
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Mango paletas are frozen mango popsicles or ice pops with fresh mango pulp, lemon juice and chunks of mango with a little bit of chili powder for the surprising kick of heat.
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174 calories
44 g
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211 g
15 g
37 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
211g
Yields
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 37g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
111%
Calcium
6%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 large mangoes/2 cups mango pulp
  2. ¼ cup sugar syrup (or to taste)
  3. ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  4. 1 to 2 tablespoons lime/lemon juice
  5. ¼ cup chopped mangoes
  6. 1/8 cup pomegranate pearls
Instructions
  1. To make the sugar syrup
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves. Mix well and remove from heat. Let cool. Simple sugar syrup is ready to be used in any sorbet, drinks or even in desserts.
To make the mango paletas
  1. If using whole, fresh mangoes, peel and cut mangoes into rough chunks. Blend with sugar syrup, lemon juice and chili powder to a fine puree, scraping sides in between.
  2. Adjust the amount of sugar syrup and chili powder according to your taste.
  3. Gently mix in chopped mangoes and pomegranate pearls.
  4. Pour this mango mixture into ice pop or popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold and freeze until they are solid, about 3 to 4 hours or more.
  5. Just before serving, run the ice pop molds under running water and gently release the popsicles.
  6. Enjoy!!!
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How to make Spicy Mango Paletas:

To make the sugar syrup:

  • Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves. Mix well and remove from heat. Let cool. Simple sugar syrup is ready to be used in any sorbet, drinks or even in desserts.

To make the mango paletas:

  • If using whole, fresh mangoes, peel and cut mangoes into rough chunks. Blend with sugar syrup, lemon juice and chili powder to a fine puree, scraping sides of the jar in between.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar syrup and chili powder according to your taste.
  • Gently mix in chopped mangoes and pomegranate pearls.

  • Pour this mango mixture into ice pop or popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold and freeze until they are solid, about 3 to 4 hours or more.

  • Just before serving, run the ice pop molds under running water and gently release the popsicles.

  • Enjoy!!!

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