Blueberry-Mint Paletas

We are getting ready to do an unexpected road trip so we are trying to use up all of our fresh produce as quickly as possible–not a hardship by any means, but we have a lot of it on hand in high summer.  This is a very healthy and incredibly simple little ice pop that makes good use of seasonal fruit and herbs.  The recipe uses whole fruit and just a touch of honey, so you can enjoy a tasty frozen snack and feel like you just did something really healthy (and you did!).

Paletas are the Latin American version of ice pops, and they are sometimes savory, sometimes sweet, and occasionally a bit of both.  The fruit versions typically include some whole fruit, rather than just the sweetened juice.   Just a few basic ingredients, a blender, and some ice pop molds, and you are all set.

Blueberry-Mint Paletas

6 ounces fresh blueberries, rinsed
12-15 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup water

Blend all ingredients until smooth and then pour into ice pop molds and freeze overnight.  This will make 4-6 ice pops, depending on the size of your molds (mine are pretty small, so it made six).  Any leftover blueberry mixture is wonderful mixed with club soda and ice.  Really refreshing.

If you don’t have ice pop molds you can use small paper cups and popsicle sticks poked through some plastic wrap.  Or, for a real adult treat, freeze the mixture in ice cube trays and put the cubes in glasses filled with club soda and a splash of rum.  I could go on all day, but I have produce to eat…

Thanks for reading,

-Angela

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14 Responses to Blueberry-Mint Paletas

  1. Samantha July 10, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    Blueberry and mint sounds like a great mix. I need to pick up some molds so I can make these ASAP!

  2. Karen Harris July 10, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    I just bought these pop molds but mine have brown bases. I just made mixed berry yoghurt pops. I'm going to have to give yours a try. They look fantastic.

  3. Angela FRS July 10, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    I LOVE these molds–my old set made it pretty impossible to unmold the pops, and these just peel right off. Highly recommended.

  4. Amie Sue July 10, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Can you share where one can order these molds?

  5. Angela FRS July 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Of course–I ordered them from Amazon.com and the name of the company is Orka. Amazon has a pretty wide range of ice pop molds in stock, with lots of fun designs.

  6. Beth @ Hungry Happenings July 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    The recipe sounds delish and I too love the mold you used. The swirling design is just so pretty.

  7. Amie Sue July 11, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    Thank you Angela 🙂

  8. Shawn July 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    I'm making these as soon as I get the molds! They're so lovely and I want them to be just like yours 🙂

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} July 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Such pretty pops!

  10. Kathy - Panini Happy July 12, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    Love these molds – I'm going to order some! 🙂

  11. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen July 14, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Love that flavor combo and the molds are super cool!

  12. Erin @ Peasant's Feast July 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    My kids now want these. They are all about the pops right now, and, well, that swirly thing is pretty cool, too!

  13. Angela FRS July 15, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Erin, the swirly thing is way cool 🙂

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