I've been scouring the web for tasty summer treats lately. In South Texas, one of our favorite things to eat in the summer is fruit cups with lime and chili. You can get these cups at the local La Paleteras where it sounds like the workers are chiming in a chorus, "Salt, Lime, Chili? Salt, Lime, Chili?" If you've never had chili on fruit, please do not be put off by it. I know it sounds odd, but the combination of sweet fruits, lime juice, and chili is fantastic. Our local grocer sells a brand of fruit seasoning (chili flavored powder with lime and other spices) and so we make our own fruit cups often. We like grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon, apples, and pineapple, but you can add any kind of fruits you like. In looking for summer treats, I found an ice pop recipe that sounds like it combines all the flavors of a fruit cup in one neat pop. I've got to try this out soon, but I wanted to share it in the mean time, mostly so that I'd have it in a place to reference soon. I hope you'll try it, too!
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, undrained
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
Place pineapple in food processor. Cover and process until pureed. Combine pureed pineapple, sweetened condensed milk, pineapple juice, lime juice and chile powder in large bowl; mix well.
Spoon into 8 (4 oz.) plastic ice pop molds or 10 (3-ounce) wax-coated paper cups. If using paper cups, insert wooden craft stick into the center of each cup. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.