Paletas de Mango (Mango Popsicles)

by Erica Dinho on June 14, 2010

Mango Popsicles

We were always thrilled when my mom would make us paletas on hot summer days when we were kids.

In Colombia, we make paletas or popsicles using all of the wonderful tropical fruits the country has to offer. My mom’s specialties were coconut, passion fruit, strawberry, blackberry, papaya and pineapple. All of those are fabulous, but last week, I made my favorite flavor, “Paletas de Mango”. They were so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I can’t think of a sweeter, creamier, cooler way to enjoy a hot summer day. Can you?

Buen provecho!

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(About 6 paletas)

  • Mango Pulp
  • 14 oz mango pulp
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Paletas de Mango


  1. Place all the ingredient in a blender. Blend until well combined.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups. If using cups, you’ll need to insert wooden popsicle sticks. Freeze for about 4 hours, or until firm.
  3. Mango Popsicle

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie's Recipes June 14, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Today is very very warm here…these would be just right for now!


2 Rachana June 14, 2010 at 10:14 AM

A summer delight! Lovely Clicks!


3 Kim June 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM

I’m so happy you posted a popsicle recipe, Erica! I read your comment about how you used cornstarch in your paletas and I was really interested to see how you did that. These mango popsicles look terrific. Mango is definitely one of my very favorite popsicle flavors.


4 Baking is my Zen June 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM

This brings back childhood memories. My mom used to make these.



5 Luigi June 14, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Well these do look nice, shame we don’t have the weather here in the UK (even in summer) to enjoy them. :)


6 Laura June 14, 2010 at 11:48 AM

We have lots of fruit pulp in our freezer. Any other flavors that this recipes works for? Any adjustments need to made for other flavors?


7 Erica June 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Laura- You can use any flavor and use the same amount of pulp.


8 Sandra G. June 14, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Love It, It reminds me of Growing up In Santo Domingo and all the delicious cool tropical treats that we enjoyed there!


9 Sarah Naveen June 14, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Awesome clicks…looks mouthwatering


10 Belinda @zomppa June 14, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Love love paletas. The local Locopops is a big hit and now Whole Foods is carrying local paletas!


11 sanyukta gour(bayes) June 14, 2010 at 3:38 PM

darling perfect for LA’s summer…send me some…lovely lovely pics…


12 Faith June 14, 2010 at 4:59 PM

This is the perfect treat! A great way to cool off on a hot summer’s day! :)


13 Simply Life June 14, 2010 at 5:06 PM

oh yum! these are perfect for the summer and my favorite flavor!


14 Juliana June 14, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Wow, so refreshing these mango pops are…perfect for a hot Summer day :-)


15 Ivy June 14, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Yum, these look delicious. It was so hot today I would love to have one of these.


16 Erica June 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Thank you everyone!!! :)


17 rebecca subbiah June 14, 2010 at 5:53 PM

oh wow fruity and creamy delicious


18 Oysterculture June 14, 2010 at 7:40 PM

If it weren’t a little nippy and overcast here in SF, I’d say this sounds perfect. But if we have any more heat waves I’m making this pronto!


19 Jeannie June 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Wow, I have that every day it’s so hot here! A flavour a day:D That is so cool!


20 5 Star Foodie June 14, 2010 at 11:55 PM

These popsicles sound great with mango flavor! Perfect for the hot summer days!


21 Liz June 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

These popsicles literally made my mouth water. Literally! They look delicious, and I cannot wait to try make them for my family! Thank you for posting!


22 grace June 15, 2010 at 4:46 AM

i’d love any of those flavors, but i’ll bet the mango makes the prettiest popsicles. pale orange is such a lovely hue. :)


23 Joanne June 15, 2010 at 7:37 AM

I LOVE homemade popsicles and mango is definitely a great flavor. I love how creamy your version is!


24 tasteofbeirut June 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM

I love this mango paleta; the recipe sounds creamy, fruity and sweet; heavenly on hot summer day!


25 Melanie June 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

I love these paletas–yum and cooling and refreshing and made from fruit!!!


26 norma June 15, 2010 at 11:05 AM

You bring me back to my childhood. No ice cream carts or trucks….they were always home made…thanks for the memories


27 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen June 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM

I love homemade popsicles! I love that you added cream and milk – I always love my fruit popsicles to be creamy!


28 D. @ Outside Oslo June 16, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Those sound delicious–mangos are one of the most delicious parts of summer, and the taste just bursts with drops of sunshine. Can’t wait for the weather in Seattle to warm up!


29 Erica June 16, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Thank you guys :) I appreciate it!


30 Lorena June 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Heavy Cream in Spanish is…..


31 Erica June 20, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Lorena- Crema de Leche.


32 Francijoe July 17, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Can you tell me how many mango’s I would use for this?


33 Erica July 18, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Francijoe- I used 14 oz of mango pulp, but you can use 2 ripe mangoes.


34 Sandra G July 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Erica I made this paletas last night, I just ate one Right now, and they where absolutely delicious, can’t wait to make it with other flavors! thank you for this recipe!


35 Lee Ann November 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Does anyone have a recipe for a corn paleta
Lee Ann


36 Carrie July 27, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Can you provide nutritional stats? I’d love to know the fat, carb, fiber and protein amounts per popsicle.


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