Easy Tamarind Popsicles

Paletas de Tamarindo are lovely refreshing summertime treats. Tamarind fruit is the star ingredient in this fun, cold, icy dessert that we bring you in two traditional presentations. Tamarind popsicles are vegan, gluten-free, require no cooking, and so easy kids can help.

– 3 cups tamarind fruit, (peel beforehand), or seeded tamarind paste – 1¼ cups sugar (white, granulated), (or to taste)


Step 1:

Soak the tamarind in 8 cups of water [1.5 liters] overnight in a large pot or bowl.

Step 2:

Strain the tamarind with a fine mesh strainer submerged in the liquid, and crush the fruit with a spatula or fork to remove as much of the pulp as possible. Discard the solids.

Step 3:

Add extra water if you find it too strong or acidic. Add sugar to taste. Pour the juice into the popsicle molds, add the sticks (or pour into clean jars), and leave in the freezer for 3 hours, or until they are frozen solid.

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