Watermelon-Mint Paletas


These Mexican frozen pops are just what you need on a hot summer day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 45 mins
10 ice pops


  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • 4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Mix water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Blend sugar syrup, watermelon, mint, lime juice, lime zest, and salt in a blender until liquefied, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into 10 ice pop molds.

  3. Freeze paletas for 2 hours and insert wooden sticks or handles into the molds; return to freezer and freeze until solid, 12 to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.