[ Recipe: Mango-Basil Paletas ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
mango-basil paletas

Paletas are the Latin American answer to frozen fruit pops and are commonly sold by street vendors or made available in eateries and kiosks called paleterías.

4 large mangos, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Juice of 2 limes
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup white sugar

Combine mango chunks, basil, lime juice, cayenne pepper and salt in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer fruit mixture into a large bowl and stir in until completely dissolved. Pour mixture into freezer pop molds and freeze until firm.

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