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Cucumber-Chili Mexican Paletas

Cucumber-Chili Mexican Paletas

These paletas are the perfect combination of spicy, sweet and cool. Top it all off with a pinch of chili powder and you’ve got the coolest new way to chill out this summer.MORE+LESS-


cups peeled, seeded and diced cucumber, plus 1/2 unpeeled cucumber chopped into 1/2-inch chunks


fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced


teaspoon chili powder


cup lemon or lime juice

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    In a blender, combine 3 cups cucumber, jalapeño, chili powder, sugar and lemon juice and blend until smooth.

  • 2

    Pour mixture over a fine-mesh sieve into a spouted measuring cup; discard extra pulp.

  • 3

    Pour reserved mixture evenly into 9 (3-ounce) cups. Top each cup with 4-5 pieces of unpeeled chopped cucumber and stir.

  • 4

    Place popsicle sticks in the center of each cup. Place cups in freezer for 4 hours until firm.

Expert Tips

  • If you’re a fan of spiciness, throw in the whole jalapeño rather than half.
  • If you’re having difficulty with the popsicle sticks standing upright as the popsicles freeze, you can use aluminum foil to help hold the sticks in place. Once you have filled up all the paper cups, group them together on a baking sheet or tray, and lay a piece of aluminum foil over them. Poking through the foil, place a popsicle stick in each up. The foil will help hold the popsicle sticks in place as they freeze.

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