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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