In my quest to mix my Mexican heritage to my American culture, I had to make paletas that are festive and delicious for the 4th of July holiday. Something I could whip out mid day and dazzle the kids with. I used two of my favorite berries and a nice dose of chia seed lemonade. I know my son is already a fan of paletas so hopefully he will love the idea of this celebration on a stick. They kind of remind me of rocket ships headed for the sky! Enjoy!
Red White & Blue Paletas 1 of 6
Festive and full of fruit!
Strawberries Ready To Blend 2 of 6
I like to slice the strawberries prior to putting them in the blender.... It makes it easier for the blender to puree.
Pour Into The Mold 3 of 6
Pour your first layer in. It should only go 1/3 of the container high. Then follow with the next layer up to 2/3 high, and last layer to the top. Freezing in between each layer.
Let’s Unmold 4 of 6
Fill a bowl with warm/hot water.
Dip 5 of 6
Dip paleta mold into the water for 15 to 20 seconds.
Celebrate 6 of 6
Once you remove from the mold place on a cookie sheet and let them continue to freeze for a minimum of 2 hours or up to a month before serving. Enjoy!
Ingredients for Paletas:
- 1 – cup fresh strawberries
- 1 – cup sugar
- 2 – cups water
- 4 – lemons (juiced)
- 1 – tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 – cup fresh blueberries
- Popsicle / Paletas mold
- In the blender add strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the first layer into popsicle molds filling them only 1/3 of the way up.
- Freeze first layer for 2 hours.
- While first layer is freezing, mix lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved. Then add in 1 cup water and chia seeds. set to the side until ready for next layer.
- Once first layer is set / frozen pour the lemonade mixture into the molds to fill up to 2/3 of the container. Place back in the freezer for 1 1/2 hours.
- In the blender add blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the molds to top off the paletas.
- Before placing into the freezer insert sticks into paletas and then place into the freezer over night.
- To unmold place paleta molds into a bath of warm water for 15 seconds then pull upward to unmold.
- Place unmolded paletas on a cookie sheet and let them continue to freeze for a minimum of 2 hours then put them in a ziplock till ready to serve. They will keep for up to a month.
For more recipes from Nicole Presley click over to her blog: Presley’s Pantry
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