Mango-Chili Paletas


These unique homemade popsicles perfectly balance sweet and heat. Stock mango slices in your freezer so you're never too far away from a frozen popsicle treat.

Mango-Chili Paletas
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Freeze Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
3 1/3 cups


  • 4 cup refrigerated mango slices, chopped, or frozen chopped mango, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • Juice from 1 lime (3 tablespoons)

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • ⅓ - ½ cup sugar*


  1. In a food processor combine 3 cups of the mango, lime peel and juice, chili powder, and sugar (if using frozen mango, use 1/2 cup sugar). Cover and process until smooth. Stir in the remaining mango.

  2. Divide the mango mixture evenly among sixteen 2-ounce freezer-pop molds.* Cover and seal. Freeze for at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours or until completely firm. To serve, remove each from mold.


If you prefer, use 3-ounce paper drink cups rather than freezer-pop molds. Divide the mango mixture evenly among sixteen 3-ounce paper drink cups. Cover each cup with a square of foil. Slit each piece of foil in the center; insert a flat wooden craft stick through slit and into mango mixture. Freeze for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours or until firm. To serve, peel off each paper cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
14g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 105mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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