Chile Mango Paletas


PREP TIME: 20 mins


  • 2 cups mango juice or nectar*

  • 2 large mangoes (peeled, seeded, and cut into small 1/4 x 1/4-inch cubes)

  • 1/4 cup agave

  • 3 tsp fresh lime juice

  • 2 tsp ancho chile powder

*Blend well and on high, 3 each peeled, seeded and chunked fresh mango; add ¼ cup water while pureeing. Strain puree though very fine meshed strainer to make homemade nectar, removing all the particulates.


Makes 14 servings


  1. Heat mango nectar, agave, lime juice, and 1⁄2 cup water in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until almost a simmer. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.

  2. Stir chile powder and cubed mango and divide among 14 ea. 30-oz. ice-pop molds. Pour chilled mango mixture into molds. Insert a stick into each mold and freeze until pops are solid, about 3 hours.

  3. If necessary, release ice pops from molds by running the bottom of the molds briefly under cold water.


Recipe courtesy of Chef Dave Woolley