Photo by Leslie Limón

Paletas de Sandía (Watermelon Frozen Fruit Bars)

Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8-10 servings

Paletas are one of my favorite summer treats. And what better way to cool off in the summer heat than a refreshing watermelon frozen fruit bar?! Making paletas at home is super easy. All you need is some fresh fruit, water, a little sugar, and a splash of lime juice. Because fresh watermelon topped with lime juice and Tajín (a chile-lime flavored seasoning salt) is one of my family’s favorite summertime treats, I like to sprinkle my watermelon paletas with Tajín before serving for a salty and spicy kick.


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  1. Pulse the watermelon, water, sugar, and lime juice in a blender for 3 seconds, just to break up the watermelon. Pour watermelon mixture into frozen fruit bar molds, leaving about ½-inch of space at the top. Top the molds with plastic cover and insert wooden sticks. Chill in the freezer for 4 to 6 hours until frozen solid. To serve, remove the paletas from the mold. Sprinkle with Tajín, if desired. Enjoy!
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