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Kiwi, lime and strawberry popsicles
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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.
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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.