The Perfect Paleta Trifecta: Strawberries, Mangos & Bananas
Strawberries, mangos, and bananas oh my! Yes, this is the ingredient trifecta for the homemade paletas I’m showcasing to kick off #PaletaWeek and the first day of summer.
I first tasted a strawberry-banana sorbet at Little Man Ice Cream in Denver about five years ago. Initially I was skeptical about the flavor combination, but after giving it a try I admit that now it’s my go-to on my many visits to Little Man with the kids these days.
Inspired by this sorbet, I added mango to the mix and turned it into a paleta. Needless to say, it’s the perfect summer trio and sugar-free treat – one that both Amado and Valentina have been enjoying on these warm days in Colorado. For more paleta inspiration, be sure to check out the full lineup of recipes and participants at lolascocina.com/paleta-week and follow the #PaletaWeek hashtag all week!
1 pound strawberries, stems removed
2 ripe banana, peeled
2 champagne mangos, peeled and pit removed
Blend strawberries, banana, and mangos until completely smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Insert wooden sticks before freezing for at least four hours, preferably overnight.
7 thoughts on “The Perfect Paleta Trifecta: Strawberries, Mangos & Bananas”
Lola, my son Tomas was asking for banana paletas yesterday and I told him the fruit will turn dark. Now I see your post and I’m going to make your exact recipe this weekend! What a wonderful way to start the summer season!
Hope he likes these!
love how fruity and easy these sound! these paletas are also the prettiest shade of pink (:
Thank you – they’re delicious AND nutritious!
So excited to try this! I know this is odd but I’m allergic to bananas. Do you recommend any other substitutes??
Hi, Corina – I’d add an extra mango in place of the banana or if you want the creaminess that a banana provides, you can try about 3/4 cup of a good quality vanilla yogurt. This will change the recipe and make it more of a milky paleta, but it will still be good!
I also have this recipe, for mango and vanilla swirl paletas, which is just as easy and super good: