Watermelon Lemongrass Paleta

Total Time:
9 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive Prep:
8 hr 40 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
8 to 10 paletas
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

LEMONGRASS SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/8 cups water
  • 3 lemongrass stalks, cleaned, trimmed, crushed and rough chopped
  • 1 Kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    PALETAS:
    • 2 1/4 cups watermelon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice

    Directions

    Special equipment: 8 to 10 ice pop molds

    For the lemongrass simple syrup: Combine the sugar, water, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.

    Once sugar has dissolved, add the lemon juice. Remove from the heat and let infuse for 10 minutes. Strain and chill over an ice bath; refrigerate until needed. Makes about 1 1/2 cups simple syrup.

    For the paletas: Combine the watermelon juice and lime juice in a bowl. Using a whisk, mix well until the juices are fully incorporated. Slowly add 1/2 to 1 cup of the simple syrup into the watermelon juice mix according to your taste. (Reserve the remaining syrup for another use.) Whisk the simple syrup well until fully incorporated. Pour into ice pop molds of your choice and allow to freeze overnight.

    Notes

    This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. Cooking Channel has not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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