Paletas de Sandia o Patilla (Watermelon Popsicles)

Paletas de Sandia o Patilla (Watermelon Popsicles)

When I think of warm weather in Colombia, I can’t help but think of watermelon and paletas(popsicles). Making paletas at home is not only a lot of fun, but we can make whatever flavor we are craving. I had some watermelon on the counter and I decided to make my kids a frozen treat, and these watermelon popsicles were a hit. Even my husband couldn’t stop eating them, saying they were the best popsicles he ever had!

I am an all-year-round paletas girl, but they seem to taste better during the summer, and with the huge selection of summer fruit, your choices of flavors are many. These simple Paletas de Sandia were one of our favorite paleta flavors this summer.

Buen provecho!



(about 6 popsicles)

  • 10 cups fresh watermelon chunks (seeds removed)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Paletas de Sandia o Patilla (Watermelon Popsicles)


  1. In a blender, combine the watermelon and water. Blend and pulse quickly, until just the watermelon has broken down – this should take about 60 seconds.
  2. Paletas de Sandia o Patilla (Watermelon Popsicles)

  3. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl to remove the seeds.
  4. Return the strained watermelon juice to the blender and add the condensed milk. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the molds.
  5. If using cups, you’ll need to insert wooden popsicle sticks. Freeze for about 4 hours, or until firm.
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