Watermelon Ice Pops or Paletas

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Some people have issues with  the textures of certain foods (sensory issues). Making that food into a frozen treat is a great way to bypass the “funny texture” beast.

 

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For example, take these watermelon pops or (paletas in Spanish). Sometimes fresh watermelon may be slightly mealy or grainy. In a pop, it is silky smooth.

Ingredients:

  • Seedless watermelon cut into chunks, fill blender to 3 cup mark.
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • a few Tablespoons of sugar*

*the sugar gives the pops a smoother texture, but may be omitted.

Remove any large seeds from the watermelon, if present.

Puree all the ingredients in the blender and pour into the ice pop molds. Freeze for about four hours, or until solid, before serving.

You might have to adjust the amounts depending on the size of your ice pop mold. Leftover puree can also go in an ice cube tray for freezing.

Looking for more ice pop recipes? Visit our paleta Pinterest board for ideas for icy goodness!

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