Mango Paletas! Mexican Popsicles Recipe

mango paletas recipe

Vianney Rodriguez, Sweet Life.By Vianney Rodriguez

Warmer temperatures scream for Paletas! A Mexican sweet widely popular for fighting off the summer heat. Paletas are either cream or water based.

Popular flavors include coco, tamarind, mango, watermelon and arroz con leche.

Craving heat? Sprinkle chile over your mango paletas for a added spicy kick!

Paletas de Mango by Sweet Life

Serves 10

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed.
Pour into a paleta mold, insert wooden sticks and freeze for about 4 hours.

Run your mold under warm water to loosen the paleta. Enjoy

Options ~ feel free to use any fruit you have on hand. shop seasonally for best results without having to add sugar to sweeten.

Vianney Rodriguez blogs about her love of Mexico at Sweet Life. She is a proud mother, grateful daughter and thrives in her Latina heritage. Vianney is currently working to complete her degree in Mexican American History, while sharing her tasty plates online.


Bonus Paleta Recipe!

Pineapple-Chile Paletas, courtesy of Norma and Irma Paz of Las Paletas, Nashville.
This recipe was featured in Bobby Flay’s book, Throwdown. (The sisters beat Bobby.)

Makes 10 paletas

Puree the pineapple, but not too smoothly. Stir in the lime juice, salt and sugar by hand until dissolved.
Add chile powder.

Fill 3-ounce molds and freeze the paletas for least 24 hours and up to 2 days.

Dip the molds in lukewarm water to loosen paletas.

If you need an paleta mold, you can find one on Amazon.

Y Tu?

What is your favorite gourmet paleta ice pop flavor?

Share, por favor!

By Contributor on May 22, 2011 · Posted in food, headline

33 Comments | Post Comment

Sweet Life featured on Tiki Tiki | Sweet Life says:

[...] happy to be featured on Tiki Tiki sharing one of my favorite fruit [...]

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Tracy says:

I just bought the molds to make paletas yesterday – how timely! I’m trying to figure out how to make pistachio-flavored. Tips are welcome!

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

yummychunklet says:

How bright and delicious! I can’t wait to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing the recipes!
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Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Nelly Rodriguez says:

Yum these look like the perfect summer treat and a great way to still get vitamins from your fruits in a fun way!
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Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Julie Diaz Asper says:

I love mango! I have a friend who adds rum for a grown-up twist, lol. They are not for the kids but a great adult treat.

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Belinda @zomppa says:

How did you know I’m a sucker for paletas AND mangoes??

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Nicole says:

Super excited about this recipe. I love the chile sprinkles on top! You just made my mouth water. :)

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says:

Oh holy yum! Bonnie is such a genius. I’ve got to try this. :)
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Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Carrie says:

I am ordering molds right now!

Thank you, Bonnie! You are indeed, genius!

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Linda says:

Looks delicious! Perfect idea to keep handy in the freezer for some hot summer days!

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Marcella says:

great summer project to do with kids. excited to try out recipe

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

BeckyA says:

That looks yum! My neighbor use to make them in little dixie cups and sell them to the neighbor kids for a quarter! My fav was the pina!

Need to get some molds to do this with the kids (or dixie cups! lol)

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

sensiblecooking says:

Oh Bonnie you really know how to work fruits into simply wonderful seasonal treats. I am making some palates as soon as the temperature takes off here.

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Nina says:

Gonna buy mold and start getting ready for the summer heat. Going to try to recipe first since I love mango.

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Drick says:

love the chili on the mango sicles and the heat with the pineapple must be out of sight – way to go Bonnie… and good to see ya on here
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Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Magic of Spice says:

Perfect and refreshing warm weather treat! I will have to check out those molds :)

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Maris (In Good Taste) says:

These look so refreshing and I will say healthy. mango is a fruit! Perfect for a hot summer day!
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Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Sandy W says:

I love paletas!! A childhood favorite, thank you for this great, sugar free recipe and showcasing one of my favorite bloggers!


Posted on May 23rd, 2011

rebecca says:

perfect for summer love mangoes and adore Bonnies blog

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Tara Castillo says:

Can’t wait to try out the Mango Paletas. My son and I love mango! I might try the adult version (with rum) as well….
Thanks for the recipe!
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Posted on May 23rd, 2011

izzadora says:

bonnie’s recipes have never let me down in the past so looking forward to trying out these cool treats

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

Great post! Those pops look so amazing and I love the added salt!

Posted on May 24th, 2011

Monica says:

Wow! These look delicious!!!!!! Thanks for sharing…
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Posted on May 24th, 2011

ben says:

love your blog and paletas look great!

Posted on May 24th, 2011

Alicia says:

Love the color and the spicy kick! great recipe. glad to see Sweet Life featured, one of my favorite blogs!


Posted on May 24th, 2011

jessica says:

This looks great! I love the flavors with the sweet ice! Perfect for summer!

Posted on May 25th, 2011

Mango Paletas | Sweet Life says:

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Posted on May 25th, 2011

Parsley Sage says:

Fantastic paletas! I LOVE the addition of chili to spice the mango up. So cool :)

Posted on May 26th, 2011

Joanne says:

How refreshing are these! I’m kind of obsessed with trader joe’s chili dried mango slices…so I think I also kind of need these in my life!
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Posted on May 26th, 2011

bonnie says:

Thank you all for the lovely comments. I hope you all try this wonderfully easy recipe! Have a great week and Thanks to Tiki Tiki!

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Posted on May 26th, 2011

Tropical Homemade Paletas and Ice Cream Recipes says:

[...] have been making paletas and ice creams regularly ever since we published a mango paleta recipe on the Tiki Tiki. I was [...]

Posted on July 8th, 2011

jesse says:

I just had a mango-milk paleta (first paleta in years) and thought “this can’t be so hard.” Indeed it isn’t. Plus, i thought it could have been kicked up a notch flavorwise. Good tip on the chili powder and lime juice. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Posted on September 1st, 2011

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Posted on September 17th, 2011