Cinco de Mayo Recipe

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



  1. In a blender, combine cucumber, jalapeño, chili powder, sugar and lemon juice and whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture over a fine-mesh sieve into a spouted measuring cup; discard extra pulp.
  3. Pour reserved mixture evenly into 9 (3-ounce) cups. Top each cup with 4-5 pieces of unpeeled chopped cucumber and stir.
  4. Break popsicle sticks in half and place in the center of each cup. Place cups in freezer for 4 hours until firm.

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