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.
- 4 cups melon diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
Place melon and salt in blender with just a splash of the 1/2 cup water to get it started.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a paleta mold, insert wooden sticks and freeze for about 4 hours.
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!
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