Paletas, Mexican popsicles, are a deliciously refreshing treat on a hot summer day. They are lightly sweetened and made with fresh fruit which makes them a healthier alternative to popsicles with artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners.
Yield: 10 Popsicles
- 1 1/2 cups drinking water
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes (approx.)
- 6 ounces block of tamarind
- 2/3 cup sugar
- Popsicle Mold
- Popsicle Sticks
Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add the tamarind and sugar and as the tamarind softens, mash it with a spoon to mix it into the water. Keep stirring occasionally until sugar has melted into the water. Remove from heat and pour through a seive to remove any fibrous pieces of the tamarind. Pour the hot mixture into large measuring cup, and add ice until you reach 3 cups total. Stir ice until it is melted and the water mixture is cooled. Place lid on, and add sticks. Freeze for one hour or until solid.