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5 fruit pops you can make at home

By: Enrique Gili on June 13, 2013, 11:21 a.m.
Mango chili ice pop

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Mango Chili Fruit Pop

First the "Ah!" then the "Oh my!?" A staple of Mexican cuisine, the sweetness of fruit meets the heat of chilies.
Mango Chili Fruit Pops

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 4 hours

Yield: 8-10 pops


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 4 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
Cooking directions
  1. Dust diced mango with chili pepper powder and salt.
  2. Combine frozen mango, water, sugar and lime in a blender. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into molds about 2/3 full. Add diced mango to each mold. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and place mold in freezer for 1 about hour. When the pops are slushy, slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  3. Remove from freezer. Run molds under warm water for a few seconds. Thaw 2-3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to remove pops from mold and serve.