This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

After packing all our belongings in less than two weeks we drove across the country and finally reached South Carolina. Well, I didn’t, my husband did! I’m spending some time at my parents’ house in Mexico, where the munchkin and I are being spoiled silly, while the hubby is finding a place to live. (Thanks babe!) I have written several posts about my hometown of Acuña, taken lots of pictures, and shared recipes, so this time I don’t have much to show you. It really is a small town.

This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

There is one thing in particular that I greatly enjoy when I come here in the summer, the abundance of mango. The variety most commonly available here is the ataulfo. It is an oblong shaped, yellow-skinned, mango that is known for its sweet and buttery flesh. Its skin is slightly thicker than other varieties, but its seed is thinner than most.

This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

You can find them at your local Mexican grocery store, Costco, or Sam’s Club. They are in season from March to July. Ataulfo mangoes turn from green to yellow as they mature. When you buy a mango make sure it is not bruised or over-ripe. If you can only find green mangoes, just let them mature at room temperature. An ataulfo mango is ready to eat when the skin is golden-yellow and the flesh is soft to the touch. Once they are ripe, store in the refrigerator for up to five days.

This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

In Mexico, ataulfo mangoes are served on street carts with lime and powdered chile, in salads, salsas, and savory seafood dishes. There are also mango popsicles, mango candy, dried mango slices covered in chile, mango cakes, and pastries.

This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

The Recipe: Mango Chile Paletas

I have created two popsicle recipes for you. The first one is sugar-free, super easy, and kid approved. The trick is to use really ripe mangoes. The second popsicle uses simple syrup as a sweetener, and has key lime juice and chile powder to make it fit for grownups. Enjoy!

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Mango Chile Paletas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 popsicles
Author Dora Stone

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Mango peeled, diced
  • 1/4 cup Simple syrup*
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp. Key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. Tajin chile powder

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours before unmolding.

Chef's Notes

To make simple syrup bring ¼ cup of sugar, and a ¼ of a cup of water to a simmer, until all the sugar dissolves. Let cool completely.
Tajin chile powder can be found at most Mexican grocery stores and some Wal-Mart´s.

 

Sugar-Free Mango Popsicles

 Yield: 4 popsicles

Time: 15min + 5 hrs.

 Ingredients:

Mango, peeled, diced1 ¼ cups
Water1/3 cup

Preparation:

  1. Combine ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours before unmolding.

Chef´s  Notes:

Use really ripe mangoes for extra sweetness.

This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

 

This recipe for mango chile paletas or paletas de mango con chile, combines mango, lime juice and chile powder for a sweet and spicy treat.

30 replies
  1. Ronit Penso
    Ronit Penso says:

    I love homemade Popsicle and actually just made ones with pineapple, which I plan to post in the next few weeks. “Great minds think alike”! :-)

    Reply
  2. Jessie
    Jessie says:

    He is so adorable. My nephews who lives in Chicago now is coming to Korea next month.I’m going to make it for them following your recipe.♥

    Reply
  3. Cimeron
    Cimeron says:

    What an interesting and unique combo! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

    Reply
  4. catewestbrook
    catewestbrook says:

    I love this. Mangos are one of my favorite fruits, but I was never really sure how to use them other than cut them up. Great idea, and I really like sweets with a little kick!

    Reply
  5. annerichardson
    annerichardson says:

    that is so funny! i couldn’t find a mango WITHOUT the red chile/salt on it anywhere in mexico. i think i’d prefer my mango pops sin sal picante.

    Reply
  6. Moira
    Moira says:

    Thank you for liking my Allergen-free Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. And thanks for sharing your recipe for popsicles with a kick! It will be great way for me and my husband to get our “sweet” fix without added sugar.

    Reply

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