Paletas de Melon


Paletas de Melon

I’m home.  I arrived this morning and I already miss my little brother in sunny California.  I had the best time.

Thing is… the California weather was much like Texas, minus the humidity.  It was HOT!! The lady I chatted with at the local honey stand said this is the hottest it’s ever been in California, figures.  I show up to get a break from the Texas weather and it follows me.

Lucky us we had paletas. Paletas de melon to ease the heat.

There is a chance for rain today with cooler temps. Too bad I’ll be catching up on much needed sleep after our 24 hour drive home.   Enjoy!




I added cilantro and bit of salt to my paletas to capture the flavors of one my favorite summer salads. Feel free to omit the cilantro if it’s not your thing.



Paletas de Melon

Yield: makes 10


  • 4 cups melon, diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Place melon and salt in blender with just a splash of the 1/2 cup water to get it started.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a paleta mold, insert wooden sticks and freeze for about 4 hours.
  4. Run your mold under warm water to loosen the paleta.


Try soaking your wooden stick in warm water 20 minutes before using. This helps the stick to stay in place.

I’m sharing this with Girlichef for Summer of the Popsicle


FoodNetwork celebrate the best of the summer with Summer Fest. Today we celebrate Melon!
check out what these fab food bloggers created with melons…

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Cooking Channel: Five Things to Make With Watermelon

Healthy Eats: Melon Refreshers

Ingredients, Inc.: Melon-Arugula Salad

Daily*Dishin: Honeydew Melon Salad With Genoa Salami and Mozzarella Fresca

Made by Michelle: Cantaloupe Popsicles

Chez Us: Cantaloupe Lime Agua Fresca

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Mixed Melon Smoothie

Virtually Homemade: Melon-Mint Popsicles

Thursday Night Dinner: Cantaloupe With Figs, Basil and Kalamata Olives

Zaika Zabardast: Cantaloupe Soup With Cardamom Infused Cherry Syrup

Sweet Life Bake: Paletas de Melon

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FN Dish: There’s More to Melon



  1. says

    Southern California has been taking a beating with the heat lately! Sorry to hear that you came to visit during a heat wave. Of course we are big whiners compared to the humid states!

    These look amazing, and I love the cilantro and salt inspiration!

  2. says

    There is a Mexican place in my neighborhood that sells a ton of different flavors of paletas for $1 each. My favorites are the cantaloupe and watermelon. I didn’t realize it was just fruit, water and salt. No sugar? That’s even better! So how much cilantro do you use? I would definitely try these with cilantro? Welcome home! Glad you had a wonderful trip!
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    • VianneyVianney says

      Hi MJ~ I used a handful, lol!! I love cilantro, so I always find a way to add it to any dish I make! I hope you give them a try~



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