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 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.

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. So excited to try this! I know this is odd but I’m allergic to bananas. Do you recommend any other substitutes??