Do you ever wish that your frozen treats could be spicy and chilly? Look no further! These cucumber chili paletas, Mexican ice pops made from water, fruit, and sugar, are a mix of contrasting flavors — sweet, sour, refreshing, and spicy. To prepare these cucumber chili ice pops, you only need five ingredients and they can be prepared in less than half an hour.

Cucumber Chili Paletas [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and deseeded
  • Juice of 3 limes
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Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, place the sugar, water, and chili powder. Cook until the sugar has completely dissolved and a syrup has formed. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the cucumbers and remove the seeds. Cut into slices.
  3. Blend the syrup with the cucumbers and the lime juice. You must obtain a homogeneous mixture. Strain the cucumber mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into ice pop moulds. Freeze overnight.
  5. At the time of serving, sprinkle the popsicles with more chili powder.
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    Nutritional Information

    Total Calories: 541 | Total Carbs: 143 g | Total Fat: 1 g | Total Protein: 5 g | Total Sodium: 97 g | Total Sugar: 113 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.