I bought these awesome popsicle molds last year, in an attempt to make mojito popsicles for our baby shower – which ended up being a complete fail. I couldn’t get the alcohol ratio right, so my popsicles were more like slushies! Do you know how to do this? If so, leave some tips or links in the comments! I would love to learn how to make spiked pops!
We have been putting these popsicle molds to good use this summer! We have been making all kinds of paletas. A paleta is pretty much a Mexican popsicle, which is made with fresh fruit or real fruit juice. Summer fruits are my favorite for making these healthy treats!
Indyanna had her first paleta today! I wish I had a picture to share with you. Girlfriend went to town! Her and I were sharing one, but I could barely get in a bite. This was her second taste of sweets. The first being a few bites of her Paleo birthday cake, and oh my, does she like her treats!
I used very little honey to sweeten these, as the cantaloupe was already really sweet. These are so refreshing and would make a perfect healthy dessert for a 4th of July party!
Cantaloupe Mint Paletas
Equipment: Popsicle molds (I used these ones)
2 cups cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
Pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
- Place the cantaloupe, lime juice, honey and sea salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add mint and pulse for a few more seconds, until it is combined into the cantaloupe mixture.
- Pour cantaloupe mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours to overnight.
Do you make homemade popsicles? What’s your favorite combo?
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