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Recipe for Cantaloupe and Cucumber Paletas (Popsicles)

Icy, Spicy Cantaloupe and Cucumber Paletas

With the end of Summer fast approaching, I made a Popsicle inspired by Mexican paletas, a mostly pureed frozen fruit dessert that's either ice- or cream-based. After chopping up a cantaloupe last week, I wanted to combine it with a crisp cucumber and spicy jalapeño to create a refreshing yet snappy paleta.Zealous with my jalapeño, I chopped up an entire thing, seeds and all, and threw it in the blender. The result was too spicy for my taste, so I balanced the heat by adding a touch of sugar. Depending on your personal taste, I would recommend removing the seeds and the white flesh, the spiciest part of a jalapeño, before blending. These peppery paletas are perfect for a scorching hot day, so to learn how to make them,

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Spicy Cantaloupe and Cucumber Paletas

Spicy Cantaloupe and Cucumber Paletas

Cantaloupe Popsicles

Ingredients

1/2 medium cantaloupe, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and cleaned, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sugar (optional)
1 lime sliced (optional)

Directions

  1. Puree cantaloupe, cucumber, and jalapeño in a blender. Add sugar to the liquid if it is too spicy or not sweet enough.

  2. Fill up Popsicle molds. Place in freezer and wait patiently for 6 hours to freeze. Serve with a slice of lime.

Makes 6 Popsicles


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TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
:drool:
goldflies goldflies 7 years
oh my gosh, so inventive, YumSugar! i love sweet and spicy together -- yum!
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
mmm....I think I'll make these for my husband he loves the chile con pepino paletas (chile with cucumber) that they sell in the store/truck so I think he would like these.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
well that's not necessarily a combination that i'd go for - i like the sound of it. i think that it's an interesting take on a refreshing treat. i'm a BIG fan of cucumber and melons together - but the spice - hmm...
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
well that's not necessarily a combination that i'd go for - i like the sound of it. i think that it's an interesting take on a refreshing treat. i'm a BIG fan of cucumber and melons together - but the spice - hmm...
lains lains 7 years
I so want to make these, I love interesting flavors.
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