I have always been a sucker for paletas – especially on hot summer days. Why? They are refreshing, healthy and with just one bite, I am transported back to Mexico! This recipe features papaya, Ataúlfo mangos (a.k.a. champagne, honey, or Manila mangos) and a few raspberries, which add a tangy twist. Fruity and tropical in flavor, these paletas can be enjoyed all summer long!
Recipe by Lola
4 ripe Manila mangos peeled and pitted
1/4 medium papaya peeled, deseeded, and roughly chopped
2 limes freshly juiced (I prefer Mexican or key limes)
1/3 cup agave syrup or organic sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh raspberries
- Blend mangos, papaya, lime juice, agave syrup, and water until lightly pureed. Mixture should be slightly chunky.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds.
- Add a few raspberries into each mold, pushing them down with a popsicle stick to ensure that they are distributed evenly. Add a single raspberry to the end of each popsicle stick before placing it into the mixture.
- Freeze overnight and enjoy.
Lola Wiarco Dweck
Lola is a Mexican-American recipe developer, writer, and cooking instructor who loves sharing her culture with the world. Growing up in California and spending summers in Mexico, Lola celebrates her family’s Mexican recipes and vibrant culture through Lola’s Cocina.