Watermelon-Mint Paletas


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Mix water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

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Blend sugar syrup, watermelon, mint, lime juice, lime zest, and salt in a blender until liquefied, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into 10 ice pop molds.

Freeze paletas for 2 hours and insert wooden sticks or handles into the molds; return to freezer and freeze until solid, 12 to 24 hours.