Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mango Strawberry Tequila Paletas (Popsicles)

It's supposed to over 90 degrees today, in Seattle!  
That's kind of big news for us, because as the rest of the nation was suffering in high temperatures, somebody had forgotten to start Summer in the Northwest.  Our Summer's are usually about 4 weeks long (I wish I could add a LOL here...), so really, you'd better make the most of it.

I made these yesterday, so I would be prepared for some heat today.
Good thinking, huh?

This batch makes enough to fill a six unit (mine unit is from Ikea), but I had some leftover mixture which we promptly drank as an adult smoothie in the sun.  This would make a very, very good mixed drink on a hot day too.  I only used 1/4 cup of tequila in the whole batch, which is way less than 1 Tbsp per popsicle, but you could omit it if you want something for the kiddies.  Don't add too much more booze to these, because if there is too much liquor in the there, they may not freeze up!

The latest Sunset  magazine had a great article on paleta's recently, here's some of those recipes  I think I need to try the Cucumber Chili one next.

Makes about 6-10 (depending on the size)
12 oz fresh strawberries
2 cups frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup lemon simple syrup
1/4 cup tequila (or 1/4 cup of juice)

Add all the ingredients and blend thoroughly until super smooth.  Carefully pour into the molds, filling almost to the top. Don't overfill, because liquids expand when they freeze and you don't want a mess!

Freeze for 6 hours, or overnight.  When you are ready to eat, run a little hot water over the outside of your container, it should pull right out.

I've done a paleta recipe in the past, must have been in our 2011 4 week Summer...
Lime in the Coconut Ice Pops

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