Hot on the trail of my cool and healthy summer treats post, I have a delicious recipe to share: Mojito Rasberry Paletas!
Paletas are fruit pops sold in Mexico… I used to get them as a kid in border towns (grew up in Arizona). Unlike fruit “flavored” popsicles, paletas have big juicy chunks of fruit in them. My favorite as a child was always pineapple or coconut with big chunks of the fruit inside. Yum!
Yesterday I tried my hand at making some and combined the ever delicious taste of a Mojito with Raspberries… except no rum of course.
Basically you just juice 2 big limes, add honey or other natural sweetener to taste, 2 cups fizzy water, and pulse in a blender with a sprig or two of fresh mint. Half of the mixture goes to filling the popsicle molds halfway. After the popsicles freeze for about an hour, add some frozen raspberry chunks on top and fill with the remaining mojito mixture and freeze again. This is a raw vegan summer treat for the kiddos and one that mom LOVES as well. It is sweet with just the right bit of mouth puckering sour and the raspberries are divine. ;)