If you enjoy what we call popsicles here in the states, you’re in for a treat (ha pun intended). Today, I launch a full week of recipes for my beloved paletas (a.k.a. popsicles, ice pops, ice blocks, freezer block, ice lolly, lolly ice, etc.). The first one I share today is probably my favorite out of the bunch soon to be shared, Pineapple Mango Cayenne. Let’s end summer with a bang… or a full week of Nutrition Stripped Paletas!
What are paletas? Paleta originated from Latin American and they’re typically made with fresh fruits or cream bases. Fresh fruit used in paletas are endless, the cream-based paleta’s includes milk or in my versions they’ll include coconut milk and possibly avocado [sneak peak]. The possibilities are endless when making paletas!
Sweet. Hot. Tangy. Three flavor combinations that create a party in your mouth, am I right? Today’s paleta is one of my favorites Pineapple Mango Cayenne. It’s a tropical feel with these sweet fruits and also a little heat from the cayenne. Don’t be afraid of the cayenne, even if you’re not a fan of this spice, you can limit the amount to your desired tastes but I promise it’s worth a try as it creates a great balance of hot and cold in one bite.
Cayenne is one of my favorite spices where I find myself constantly adding to dishes for a boost of spice. Not only is it great to add heat, warmth, and spice to foods, but it has quite amazing health benefits including metabolism boosting effects, anti-inflammatory, aiding in healing/preventing stomach ulcers, cardiovascular, clears congestion, and immunity benefits due to high concentrations of vitamin A (beta-carotene)! Not to mention the pineapple and mango both have high amounts of vitamin C combined with more health benefits from pineapple.
- 2 cups pineapple, fresh or thawed from frozen
- 1 cup mango, fresh or thawed from frozen
- 1 cup water (add more to fill up the molds if needed)
- 2 tsp. cayenne pepper (increase for increased heat)
- juice of 1 lemon
- pinch of sea salt
- Blend all ingredients into a Vitamix or high speed blender.
- Pour into the popsicle mold.
- Freeze overnight.
Feel free to use my Vitamix coupon code for a discount, 06-008786 or simply click the Vitamix icon on the right! This is the mold I’m using in all the paleta recipes. You can also check some of these out here, and this one is really cool too!
What do you call or refer to “popsicles” as? Share below friends! Also stay tuned for everyday this week will be a new Paleta recipe!
Have a sweet day,