Mango Popsicles aka Mango Paletas

mango paletas with tajin
mango paletas with tajin

Here is a dead-simple recipe for mango popsicles, with just three ingredients: mango, water, and lime juice! If you’re feeling sassy and like the contrast of salty and sweet and mango with more lime. I thought these were really yummy with a dash of Tajin on top. In peak summer, it is just delicious on a hot day. They infuse Mexican flavors in a frozen treat!

Mango Popsicles aka Mango Paletas

the inspiration behind these babies

In Mexico / in any city with a population of Latinx people, you’ll see street vendors selling fresh fruit, and more often than not, the fresh fruit is served with some salty seasonings on top. I *love* the combination of mango and Tajin — Tajin is a seasoning that is spicy and limey and salty. This mango popsicle plays off of the flavors of fresh mango with Tajin sold from street vendors.

I saw one of my Instagram friends post a picture of mango paletas and it inspired me to think about if they would be good with Tajin on top. It’s a dead simple recipe – just three ingredients!

how to make mango popsicles

All you do is peel and chop the mango, blend in a high-speed blender with water and lime juice, and freeze in a popsicle mold.

Freeze for at least 6 hours (overnight is easier) and then enjoy!

mango popsicles

Mango Popsicles (Mango Paletas)

Mimi Newman
3 ingredient mango popsicles
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Popsicle
Cuisine American, Frozen, Mexican, Popsicles
Servings 8 popsicles
Calories 57 kcal


  • 2 cups of chopped mango – from 2-3 mangoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • juice of 1 lime


  • peel and chop the mangos
  • blitz in a blender with water and lime juice
  • freeze overnight in a popsicle mold
  • ta da


when ready, sprinkle a dash of Tajin on top!


Serving: 1paletaCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 15mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1416IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 7mg
Keyword american, Frozen, Mexican, Popsicles
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