Mango-Chile Ice Pops (Paletas de Mango con Chile)

  • Serves

    makes 8 ICE POPS


Mango-chile is one of hundreds of flavors of paletas you can find in Mexico.


  • 1 cup store-bought mango juice or nectar
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 1 large mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into small cubes


Step 1

Heat mango juice, sugar, lemon juice, and 1⁄2 cup water in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.

Step 2

Stir chile powder and cubed mango into the chilled mixture and pour into eight 3-oz. ice-pop molds. Insert a Popsicle stick into each mold and freeze until pops are solid, about 3 hours more. To release ice pops from molds, run the bottom of the molds briefly under cold water.

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