Cucumber-Chile Mexican Paletas (Popsicles)
3 cups peeled, seeded and diced cucumber, plus 1/2 unpeeled cucumber chopped into 1/2-inch chunks
½ fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
¼ teaspoon chili powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon or lime juice
9 (3-ounce) plastic cups and popsicle sticks
- In a blender, combine cucumber, jalapeño, chili powder, sugar and lemon juice and whisk until smooth.
- Pour mixture over a fine-mesh sieve into a spouted measuring cup; discard extra pulp.
- Pour reserved mixture evenly into 9 (3-ounce) cups. Top each cup with 4-5 pieces of unpeeled chopped cucumber and stir.
- Break popsicle sticks in half and place in the center of each cup. Place cups in freezer for 4 hours until firm.