Mango and Tajin Paletas

Mango and Tajin paletas are a perfect combination of Mexico’s classic sweet and spicy flavor mixture. Juicy, fresh mango are pureed, then combined with spicy tajin and frozen into Mexican paletas, or popsicles.

Mango and Tajin paletas are plated on top of ice and stacked.

Copycat Outshine mango frozen fruit bars with Tajin seasoning recipe

Any kid who stops at my house will be sent home with a popsicle in hand, it’s my rule. What kid living in Florida doesn’t enjoy a popsicle…or any kid for that matter?!

I was searching for our favorite popsicles when I stumbled upon the Outshine Mango Frozen Fruit Bars with Tajin Seasoning, and knew this was something that 1) I could make easily and 2) I could make healthier. Have you seen my kids down something they absolutely love? Straight up nematodes.

Paletas are Mexican popsicles, made with simple and easy to find ingredients. They start with fruit purees, then water or milk is added, and any additional add ons, then frozen. They are not made with simple syrup, corn syrup, or artificial coloring like American popsicles are. Sourcing simple ingredients for paletas is done with a sense of pride.

Mango and tajin paletas are plated on ice with wedges of lime.

These are the perfect popsicles to enjoy when you want something cold, sweet, and a little spicy. Their flavor is pure and delicious, and you can rest assure that they are healthy, thanks to their wholesome ingredients! Don’t like spicy? You can opt out of using the Tajin seasoning, or choose to sprinkle it on your popsicle as you are eating it!

Walking along the streets of Cancún, ataulfo mangos are served with Tajin seasoning from little food carts. They are super juicy and ripe, which compliments the salt and spicy seasoning. It’s perfect for those hot Mexican days!

Mango Tajin paleta ingredients are displayed individually.

Mango and Tajin paleta ingredients

  • Fresh mango– Use ripened mango for this recipe to ensure the flavor is on point! If you can’t find mangos that are ripe, use frozen. Ataulfo mangos are used in this recipe because they are native to Mexico and are super sweet!
  • Water
  • Lime juice- A squeeze of lime juice will bring this recipe to life!
  • Sweetener– For a vegan rendition, use monk fruit sweetener, agave, or maple syrup. You can use honey or regular sugar to sweeten this recipe, too.
  • Tajin seasoning- This can be found at any well stocked grocery store or ordered online.
Tajin seasoning is sprinkled on popsicle molds before they are put in the freezer.

Chef’s Tips

  • Pick ripe mangos. Look for ataulfo mangos, which are young, yellow mangos. These are native to Mexico and are super juicy and sweet!
  • Use fun molds. Paletas are usually shaped like a classic popsicle, but we’re living in 2020 so I say you should make these in fun, summery molds!
  • Make them without Tajin for a kid friendly version. If you want to enjoy mango paletas without the spicy flavor, do not add the Tajin. You can add milk or almond milk instead of water to sneak in a little calcium, or add yogurt!
All the mango tajin ingredients are combined in a blender.
Mango is pureed in a blender with lime juice and sweetener.

How to make mango and Tajin popsicles

  1. Puree the mango. Skin and dice the mango, then toss it in the blender. Add the water, lime juice, and sweetener to the blender, then blend until it is pureed. Add a dash of Tajin seasoning to the puree and mix well.
  2. Pour into molds. Add a dash of Tajin seasoning to be bottom of the molds, then pour the pureed mixture in until it reaches the top. Add the popsicle stick and place it in the freezer for 5 hours.
  3. Serve. Eat the paletas once they are frozen. You can sprinkle more Tajin on the paletas if you desire! Mangia!
Mangos are diced and pushed inside out, the easiest way to eat a mango.

How to cut and dice a mango

  1. Cut the sides of the mango, avoiding the center seed (the long, flat surfaces).
  2. Slice the mango side vertically, then horizontally, creating diced pieces.
  3. Push the skin inside out, this will make the diced mango chunks easy to bite or cut off.
  4. Slice the sides off the seed. Peel the skin from the small slices. Enjoy!
Diagram to show how to horizontally and vertically dice a mango.

What to serve with mango and Tajin paletas

  • Straight from the Yucatan Peninsula, this Mexican Chicken and Lime Soup is fresh from Ofelia’s kitchen! A lemon and lime soup base with shredded chicken and fresh fixings makes this soup so wholesome!
  • Take a trip to Mexico with this delicious pineapple peach agua fresca. This lightly sweetened and fruity drink is so refreshing and non alcoholic!
  • Blueberry Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles are the perfect way to bring in the warmer weather. Frozen blueberries are reduced to a syrup, and mixed with oats, yogurt, and protein powder, providing a healthy, satisfying treat to enjoy at any time of the day!
  • Refined Sugar Free Basil Watermelon Lemonade is sweetened with agave syrup and has a perfect balance of sweet and sour. This lemonade is meant to be enjoyed ice cold with great friends on your front porch!
Ava is eating the mango tajin popsicles and pondering.
Mango and Tajin paletas are plated on ice and topped with lemon wedges.

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Mango and Tajin paletas are plated on top of ice and stacked.

Mango and Tajin Paletas

Sea Salt Savorings
Mango and Tajin paletas are a perfect combination of Mexico's classic sweet and spicy flavor mixture. Juicy, fresh mango are pureed, then combined with spicy tajin and frozen into Mexican paletas, or popsicles.
5 from 32 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze time 5 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5
Calories 31 kcal

Equipment

  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh mango skinned, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sweetener (sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 2 tbsp Tajin seasoning divided

Instructions
 

  • Make the purée. Combine the fresh mango, water, lime juice, and sweetener in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in 1 tbsp of Tajin seasoning.
  • Make the paletas. Add a dash of Tajin seasoning into the bottom of the popsicle mold. Pour in the mango purée mixutre into the popsicle mold, then place the popsicle stick in the center. Place in the freezer for 5 hours. Serve. Magnia!

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 536IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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