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Mango Paletas

4 from 2 votes

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, originating from Mexico.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Served AsDesserts, Snacks
Servings 4


  • 2 large mangoes/2 cups mango pulp
  • ¼ cup sugar syrup or to taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 to 2 tbsp lime/lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped mangoes
  • 1/8 cup pomegranate pearls


  • 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.
  • 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 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; gently release the popsicles.

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Vanitha Bhat
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