We love putting these popsicle molds to good use in the summer! We make 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!
This particular combo with cantaloupe, lime, and fresh mint could not be more refreshing. Plus, the paletas are loaded with vitamins and not overly sweet. I used very little honey to sweeten these, as the cantaloupe was already really sweet.
These are so refreshing and make for a perfect healthy dessert or afternoon treat. Take them to your next summer get-together, too!
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 salt 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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Meg @ Peaches and Cake 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?
Cantaloupe-Mint Sorbet sounds amazing! Do you have the recipe up on your blog?
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!
Thanks so much for the info, Vicki!
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.
That sounds amazing! Let us know how they turn out!
Eileen @ Phoenix Helix 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!
Awesome! Thank you for including my recipe and those Kombucha Berry Pops sound delicious!