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colourful mexican paletas on a tray

Easy Mexican Paletas

These colorful fruity popsicles, made with four ingredients are easy to make and refreshing on hot summer days.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 28kcal


  • 4 cups (500g) chopped fruit such as Strawberry, Watermelon, Mango, Cucumber and Kiwi
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup (177ml) water up to 1 cup, depending
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice up to 4 tablespoons, depending to your taste


  • Chop fruit and add to a blender along with the water, sugar and lime juice.
  • Blend until smooth (if you want some chunks in your ice pops, just pulse a couple of times).
  • Pour into silicone popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze overnight.


Tips For Success

  • For the watermelon, you don’t have to add the water. Since watermelon has a high water content, you can use an extra 2 cups of fruit instead.
  • For the cucumber and kiwi, you can go 50/50 or 75/25, depending on which you want to be the dominant flavor.
  • Silicone molds are the best, as the popsicles can be removed easier.

Delicious Variations

In this post you get four variations of Mexican Ice Pops:
  • Strawberry Paletas
  • Watermelon Paletas
  • Kiwi Cucumber Paletas
  • Mango Paletas
  • Vary the fruits and vegetables - others you can use include avocado, peaches, pineapple, guanabana, blackberries, passion fruit, and banana.
  • Make it spicy – You can easily add in a bit of heat via some jalapenos.

Weight Watchers Points

There is 1 Blue Plan SmartPoint in a serving.


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg