Fruit Ice Pops
Paletas de Frutas
Makes 20 pops
Recipe from Season 6 of Mexico—One Plate at a Time
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint leaves
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups sparkling water
Two 10-ounce bags frozen fruit pieces (choose raspberries, blueberries or diced mango or melon—or practically any fruit that suits your fancy)
Measure the sugar into a food processor.Add the mint and pulse until
the mint is finely chopped. Scrape the sugar into a large bowl and add the lime juice and sparkling water, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Divide the frozen fruit pieces among 20 ice pop molds, then fill with the lime
mixture, leaving about 1/4-inch head space for expansion. Secure the lids, insert the sticks through the holes, making sure that they’re straight and that 1 1/2 to 2 inches remains exposed (for easy grasping). Slide the molds into the freezer.
When the ice pops are firmly set—this will take a couple of hours in most
freezers—they’re ready to serve. Remove the lids from the molds, then either squeeze the sides of each mold to free the pop or run the mold under warm water to release the pops.