Cantaloupe Mint Paletas

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Paleo Paletas

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!

paleta 2

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

  1. Place the cantaloupe, lime juice, honey and sea salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add mint and pulse for a few more seconds, until it is combined into the cantaloupe mixture.
  3. 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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Cantaloupe Mint Paletas




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  1. says

    I haven’t made homemade popsicles since I was a kid (juice in a cup with a stick method), but I want to make them again when I have kids one day. I have, however, made a cantaloupe sorbet recipe with similar flavors to this and it’s awesome. Who knew cantaloupe and lime were so good together?

    • admin says

      Cantaloupe-Mint Sorbet sounds amazing! Do you have the recipe up on your blog?

  2. Vicki says

    Your mojito popsicles won’t freeze because the freezing point of alcohol is *much* lower than water. An 80-proof liquor (like rum) freezes at about -30 degrees F. (That’s MINUS thirty degrees Farenheight.) If you mix it with water and sugar that will raise the freezing point a little bit, but not enough to make it freeze hard in your home freezer. The best you’ll get is slush. Sorry – because a mojito popsicle sounds great!

  3. Connie says

    Hello! New follower here. I recently purchased ice pop molds. So far I’ve only made ice pops with a combination of pureed strawberries and peaches, they were delicious. I can’t wait to try more combinations. I think the next batch will be watermelon with a little fresh basil.

  4. says

    I bought my first popsicle molds this year, so have been gathering recipes, and these are on my must-try list. My first experiment was Kombucha Berry Popsicles, which were such a fun and easy treat! I\’ll be trying yours next and added it to the paleo popsicle roundup in my latest blog post. Thanks for your delicious creativity!

    • admin says

      Awesome! Thank you for including my recipe and those Kombucha Berry Pops sound delicious!