7 Days of Ice Pops – Day 2 – Paletas de Melon (Cantaloupe Paletas)

Paletas de Melon (Cantaloupe Paletas)

Paletas de Melon (Cantaloupe Paletas)

From Paletas Authentic recipes for Mexican ice pops, shaved ice & aguas frescas
Yield/Serving: 8-10
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

Ingredients
• ½ cup water
• ½ cup sugar
• 4 cups chopped fresh cantaloupe (about 1 small cantaloupe)
• Pinch of salt

Assembly
1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar had dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
2. Pour the syrup into a food processor or blender. Add the melon, lemon juice, and salt and blend until smooth.
3. If using conventional molds, divide the mixture among the mold, snap on the lid, and freeze until solid, about 5 hours. If using glasses or other unconventional mold, freeze until the pops are beginning to set (1 ½ to 2 hours), the insert the sticks and freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. If using an instant ice pop maker, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Tips
• To unmold paletas from most types of molds, dip them in lukewarm water, either in a deep container or in the sink. Place in a resealable bag and store in freezer (for up to 6 weeks).

Please Enjoy

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