Watermelon with Chile Paletas

These exquisite paletas are the perfect treat for hot summer days, with the sweetness of watermelon and tangy chile powder.

  • Servings 20
  • 10
  • Easy

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4​ ​cup​ ​Water
  • 1⁄4​ ​cup​ ​Sugar
  • 3​ ​cups ​Watermelon, peeled​ ​and​ ​diced​
  • Juice of 1⁄2​ ​Key​ ​Lime
  • 1⁄2​ ​tsp. Chile Powder (Tajín brand recommended)
  • Pinch​ ​of​ ​Sal

Directions

  1. In​ ​a​ ​sauce​ ​pan,​ ​combine​ ​the​ ​water​ ​and​ ​sugar.​ ​​​Allow​ ​to​ ​cook​ ​over​ ​medium​ ​heat​ ​until sugar​ ​has​ ​fully​ ​dissolved.​ ​​​Remove​ ​from​ ​fire​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​to​ ​cool​ ​to​ ​room​ ​temperature.
  2. Pour​ ​the​ ​syrup​ ​into​ ​a​ ​food​ ​processor​ ​or​ ​blender​ ​with​ ​watermelon,​ ​lime​ ​juice,​ ​chile powder ​and salt.​ ​​​Blend​ ​until​ ​smooth​ ​and​ ​frothy.
  3. Pour​ ​mixture​ ​in​ ​your​ ​paleta​ ​molds​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​to​ ​freeze​ ​overnight.

Pro Tips for the perfect paletas!

After​ ​you’ve​ ​removed​ ​the​ ​paleta​ ​from​ ​its​ ​mold,​ ​coat​ ​the​ ​tip​ ​of​ ​the​ ​paleta​ ​with​ ​extra​ ​chile powder and​ ​enjoy!

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