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Mexican fruit pops: Paletas by Karen Hursh Graber © 2007

Tempting paletas, or popsicles, in the natural colors of the tropical fruit
© William B. Kaliher, 2014
Tempting paletas, or popsicles, in the natural colors of the tropical fruit
© William B. Kaliher, 2014

Paleterías - ice pop shops - have some of the most attractively displayed items in México: frozen pops, made from crushed fresh fruit. Lined up according to flavor, they present a spectrum of colors, from the creamy white of the guanabana to the bright pink of the watermelon. Use any tropical fruit available, and don't worry about removing seeds. I have used sugar substitute successfully in making fruit pops, making them a refreshing, low calorie summer treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups pureed fruit pulp
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice, or to taste

Mix all ingredients until sugar has dissolved. Taste and add more sugar or lime juice if desired.

Pour mixture into ice pop molds, leaving ¼ " head space. Place lids on molds, insert sticks and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

To unmold, remove lids and squeeze sides of molds gently. Makes 8 pops.


Link to Source Articles

Exotic summer refreshment: a guide to Mexico's tropical fruit

Mexican frozen treats: Helados, nieves and paletas

 

Published or Updated on: June 30, 2007 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2008
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Follow Karen as she travels through the Central Mexican state of Puebla, meeting local cooks, tasting the food, and collecting recipes. With over 75 recipes, plus sections on ingredients and cooking techniques, the book takes the reader on a journey through one of Mexico's oldest and most renowned culinary regions. It can be ordered online.

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