recipe

A cousin of ice pops, paletas are Mexican-style frozen treats that start with fresh fruit juice as their base.

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes, plus 6 hours freezing time
yield
  • Makes 6 paletas

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Prepare Ingredients

3½ cups
strawberries, hulled
½ cup
heavy cream
¼ cup
honey
1 teaspoon
lemon juice, squeezed from ½ lemon
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Gather Cooking Equipment

Food processor
Rubber spatula
Large liquid measuring cup
6
ice pop molds, about 3 ounces each
6
ice pop sticks
1
 
3½ cups
strawberries, hulled
½ cup
heavy cream
¼ cup
honey
1 teaspoon
lemon juice, squeezed from ½ lemon
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Place half of strawberries, cream, honey, lemon juice, and salt in food processor. Lock lid in place and process mixture for 20 seconds. Stop food processor, remove lid, and scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Lock lid back into place and process until smooth, about 10 seconds.

 
2
 

Add remaining strawberries to food processor and lock lid in place. Pulse until strawberries are coarsely chopped, about 5 pulses. Carefully remove processor blade (ask an adult for help).

 
3
 

Pour strawberry mixture into large liquid measuring cup, using rubber spatula to help scrape out mixture. Divide strawberry mixture evenly among ice pop molds.

The spout on the liquid measuring cup helps with pouring the strawberry mixture into the ice pop molds.

 
4
 

Insert 1 stick in center of each mold and seal with cover. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or up to 5 days.

If you don’t have ice pop molds, you can use paper cups and craft sticks in a pinch.

 
5
 

Hold mold under warm running water for 30 seconds to thaw slightly. Slide paleta out of mold and serve.

Running the molds under warm water helps loosen the paletas so they come out of the molds easily.