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Date Paletas Recipe


  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional mix-ins: chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts), chocolate chips, or shredded coconut


  1. Prepare the Dates:

    • Chop the pitted dates into smaller pieces. This will make them easier to blend and distribute throughout the paletas.
  2. Make the Date Paste:

    • In a small saucepan, combine the chopped dates and water. Place the saucepan over medium heat.
    • Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the dates have softened and the mixture becomes somewhat syrupy.
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  3. Blend the Date Mixture:

    • Transfer the cooked date mixture to a blender or food processor.
    • Add the coconut milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the blender.
    • Blend until you have a smooth and creamy mixture. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more water or coconut milk to achieve your desired consistency.
  4. Add Mix-Ins (Optional):

    • If you'd like, you can add some extra texture and flavor to your paletas by stirring in chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or shredded coconut. Add as much or as little as you prefer.
  5. Fill Paleta Molds:

    • Pour the blended date mixture into paleta molds, leaving a little bit of space at the top to allow for expansion as the paletas freeze.
    • If using traditional paleta molds, insert the sticks into the molds. If you're using an alternative like small paper cups, you might need to wait until the mixture is slightly frozen before inserting the sticks to help them stand upright.
  6. Freeze:

    • Place the filled paleta molds in the freezer and let them freeze for about 4-6 hours, or until they are completely firm.
  7. Enjoy:

    • Once the paletas are fully frozen, carefully remove them from the molds by running the molds under warm water for a few seconds. This will help loosen the paletas.
    • Enjoy your delicious and naturally sweetened date paletas!

These date paletas are a healthier alternative to traditional popsicles, and the natural sweetness of the dates pairs wonderfully with the creamy coconut milk. Feel free to get creative with your mix-ins or flavors by adding ingredients like cocoa powder for a chocolate twist or fresh fruit for extra freshness.