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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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

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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!
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21 Responses to Paletas de Melon

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  2. 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!

  3. Just discovered your site and absolutely love it

  4. That looks deliciously cool!
    Paz recently posted..Taste of Yellow for BarbaraMy Profile

  5. 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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    • 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~

      ~Vianney

  6. We used to shake a little salt on watermelon before eating it as kids. Love the cilantro and shake of salt in these Paletas.
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  7. I love, love paletas! They are so yummy and made with fresh fruit. Thank you for the recipe.

  8. What a fun idea adding cilantro!
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  9. The addition of cilantro and salt is brilliant.
    Glad you had a good time in my state!
    LL
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  10. The humidity is key! These popsicles are brilliant!!
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  12. beautiful – what a treat for these hot days we are having… I know the feeling, went to the mountains last month and that is what they told us, record breaking heat wave . go figure..
    heading out for TENN tomorrow, maybe it has cooled down some…glad you had a nice visit…
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  13. I am totally going to try the cilantro! I never would have thought to put that in a frozen treat, that’s brilliant.

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  19. Awesome! You KNOW I love these…and they’re just so beautiful (bring ‘em by!!). =)
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Roasted Poblano Salpicón w/ Smoked SalmonMy Profile

  20. Wonderfully refreshing!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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