Paletas de Sandia o Patilla (Watermelon Popsicles)

by Erica Dinho on September 10, 2012

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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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa September 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM

This is so simple and absolutely perfect! I eat so much watermelon in the summer….


2 Jeannie September 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

These popsicles look so pretty! Such a refreshing dessert to enjoy! Yum!


3 Juliana September 10, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Looks good this watermelon treat, especially with condensed milk…yum!
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Erica :)


4 Joanne September 11, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Watermelon is already so refreshing but you’ve made it even more so with these paletas! Delicious!


5 Jill September 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I made these yesterday, and they are wonderful.thanks.


6 Erica September 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Thank you,guys!


7 jennifer October 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I love that food it is so yummy yum


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