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!
check out what these fab food bloggers created with melons…
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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
miss mochi 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!
Kathy Steger says
Just discovered your site and absolutely love it
That looks deliciously cool!
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!
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~
We used to shake a little salt on watermelon before eating it as kids. Love the cilantro and shake of salt in these Paletas.
Cupcake and Talk says
I love, love paletas! They are so yummy and made with fresh fruit. Thank you for the recipe.
What a fun idea adding cilantro!
Lori Lynn says
The addition of cilantro and salt is brilliant.
Glad you had a good time in my state!
Belinda @zomppa says
The humidity is key! These popsicles are brilliant!!
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…
I am totally going to try the cilantro! I never would have thought to put that in a frozen treat, that’s brilliant.
Heather @girlichef says
Awesome! You KNOW I love these…and they’re just so beautiful (bring ’em by!!). =)