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Mexican flag paletas or kiwi, lime, and strawberry popsicles

These refreshing Mexican flag paletas or layered popsicles are made with fruity layers of kiwi, lime, and strawberry. These fruity layered popsicles are easy to make and perfect for these hot summer days.

Mexican flag paletas or popsicles

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They are also a great treat to enjoy while watching soccer matches, especially if you are supporting Mexico. The flavors of each layer can also be customized and adjusted based on your personal preferences and the fruits/ingredients you have available.

Kiwi lime and strawberry popsicles or paletas

Ideas for each layer:
Green layer: Kiwi, honeydew melon, green prickly pear, green grapes, avocado, cucumber
White layer: Lime, white honeydew melon, guanabana or soursop fruit, chirimoya, coconut, or non fruit options like creamy cinnamon or vanilla milk, or yogurt with honey
Red layer: strawberries, watermelon, raspberry, cherries

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Mexico flag paletas or kiwi, lime, and strawberry popsicles

Given that limes are quite expensive now, an alternative could be to make my quick blender limonada or limeade recipe that yields ~2 liters of limeade with only 2 limes – the only thing is that it will have a slightly bitter flavor due blending the entire lime. Or you can also use store bought limeade.

Paletas or popsicles with the Mexican flag colors Fruity paletas made with kiwi, lime, and strawberry
I used kiwi for the green layer of the popsicles, however you could also use green honeydew melon, green prickly pears, green grapes, or even try less common flavors like avocado or cucumber. I used lime for the white layer, it becomes white-ish when it’s frozen. My kids love lime (or lemon) paletas or popsicles, and they like it quite concentrated (ie very sour), so I used a decent amount of limes for the lime layer.

Fruity ice pops or Mexican paletas

Other fruit ideas for the white layer include white honeydew melon, guanabana or soursop, cherimoya, coconut. You can also make the white layer using flavors like cinnamon milk, creamy vanilla, or even yogurt. For the red layer, I used strawberry puree, other options are watermelon, raspberries or cherries. If you’re running short on time, you can take the shortcut route with any of the layers and use store-bought fruit juices instead of the fresh fruit purees – however, given all the delicious summer fruit available it’s worth it to go the fresh from scratch route.

Kiwi, lime and strawberry popsicles
These Mexican flag paletas or popsicles can be made using any regular popsicles molds you have, or you can also use small paper or plastic cups. I used 5 oz paper (dixie style) cups, it’s very easy to remove the popsicles since you just have to peel off the paper.

Mexico flag paletas or kiwi, lime, and strawberry popsicles

Mexican flag paletas or kiwi, lime, and strawberry popsicles

Recipe for fruity green, white, and red Mexican flag paletas or popsicles made with layers of kiwi, lime, and strawberry.
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Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
Keyword: Flag popsicles, Kiwi, Layered popsicles, Lime, Paletas, Popsicles, Strawberry
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Freezing time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 10 paletas or popsicles


For the green paleta or kiwi popsicle layer:

  • 6 kiwis peeled and cut in halves or quarters
  • 1 additional kiwi peeled and cut into thin slices to decorate the bottom of the popsicle molds
  • ~½ cup sugar or honey adjust to taste
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of 1 lime

For the white paleta or lime popsicle layer:

  • 8-10 limes about 1 cup of lime juice
  • 2 cup of water
  • ½ cup sugar adjust to taste

For the red paleta or strawberry popsicle layer:

  • 1 lb of strawberries cut into halves or quarters
  • ¼ to ½ cup sugar adjust to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup water

Other items you will need:

  • ~10 popsicle molds or 5 oz paper or plastic cups
  • Popsicle sticks


  • You will need to prepare each color or flavor separately and wait until each one is almost frozen before adding the next layer. I recommend blending each fruit mix or juice right before you freeze that layer to make sure the flavor is a fresh as possible. I also use a thin baking sheet (that will fit in my freeze) to place the molds or cups on, it makes it easier to move them in and out of the freezer when adding each additional layer.

For the green paleta or kiwi popsicle layer:

  • Blend the kiwi pieces (except the thin slices) with the sugar or honey, lime juice and water. Blend until smooth, taste and adjust the sweetness based on your preference.
  • Put a thin slice of kiwi on the bottom of each mold or cup (if using the round molds or on the sides if using the long rectangle molds), and pour the kiwi puree into each mold until it’s about 1/3 full. If you do not mind that the popsicle sticks have a slight tilt then you can add them at this time. Otherwise, put the molds in the freezer and once the kiwi layer begins to solidify, you can place the popsicle sticks in the center of each cup or mold.

For the white paleta or lime popsicle layer:

  • As soon as the first layer is almost frozen, prepare the second (lime) layer.
  • Combine the lime juice, water and sugar in a blender and mix well. Another option is to make a simple syrup with the sugar and the water ahead of time, let it cool down and add the freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Add the lime juice layer to the popsicle molds until the mold is 2/3 full. Return the popsicles molds to the freezer until this layer is almost frozen.

For the red paleta or strawberry popsicle layer:

  • Blend the strawberries with the sugar, lime juice, and water until you have a smooth puree.
  • Pour the puree into the molds and fill them until almost full. Return the popsicles to the freezer and let them freeze completely, about 4 hours (more or less depending on your freezer). To remove the popsicles from the molds, run the mold part under water for a few seconds and gently twist the popsicle stick while pulling the popsicle out of the mold. If using paper cups, simply peel the cups off.
Mexico flag paletas

Step by step preparation photos for kiwi, lime, and strawberry popsicles

Kiwis for popsicles or paletas
Limes for the white layer of the paletas or popsicles
Strawberries for the red layer of the popsicles or paletas
Blend the kiwis with sugar or honey, lime juice, and water
Blend the strawberries with sugar or honey, lime juice, and water
Strawberry puree for paletas or popsicles
You can use regular popsicles mold or paper cups for the paletas
Paletas or popsicles with the colors of the Mexican flag
Green white and red paletas or popsicles

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