These creamy chocolate chips avocado Mexican popsicles (paletas) are the perfect summer treats, especially during the summer heat. They are healthy, creamy, delicious, and it is super easy to make. Not to mention, these Mexican popsicles are dipped in dark chocolate and topped with nuts!
These chocolate chip avocado paletas are made with fresh avocado, oat milk and filled with dark chocolate chips. They have a velvety texture inside with a crunchy outer shell. They are creamy with a tangy flavor. Another great thing about these paletas is they are vegan friendly, dairy-free, and contain no added sugar!
What Is Paleta?
Paleta, known as Mexican ice pop, is a Mexican frozen treat made from fresh, natural fruits or rich, creamy ingredients like heavy cream. So if you are a fruit lover, you would love Paletas!
Unlike American popsicles, which are typically made with artificial flavoring and coloring, Mexican paletas are made from fresh, pureed fruits. Even though paletas are made from real ingredients, but it does not exactly mean paleta is healthy. Paletas still do contain a decent amount of sugar, so you should be mindful when consuming them.
What you will need to make these chocolate chips avocado paletas
High-Speed Blender To Chop the ingredients
You will need a blender to chop all the ingredients to create a creamy texture. To create the ultimate creamy texture mixture, you will need a high-speed blender.
If a high-speed blender is not available, you can use any type of blender, food processor, or even a handheld immersion blender.
The Perfect ripe Avocado
Avocado is creamy and delicious in nature and makes them the perfect ingredient to use for ice pops! Not to mention, avocado is packed with healthy fat!
The key to the creamy paletas is finding the perfectly ripe avocados. To find the perfectly ripe avocado, you have to look for dark skin avocados. And if you give the avocado a gentle pressure and it should give a little. If it feels soft or "mushy," it may be spoiled, and it can't be used because it will taste bitter and unpleasant.
The tart, acidic taste with a slight hint of sweetness lime pairs so well with avocado! To find the perfectly ripe lime, it should have a light scratch, and the skin should be slightly soft but still firm. And the heavier the lime is, the more juice it contains.
If you don't have lime on hand, you can swap for lemon or other citrus fruit types. The acidity of these fruit goes well with the fats in avocado.
Oat Milk is my favorite type of creamy dairy-free milk that has the ultimate creaminess and making it a great addition to your ice pops. Oat milk is typically low in fat, high in fiber and making it a perfect alternative to dairy,
If oat milk is not available, you can use other types of milk or even water. I recommend thicker consistency milk like whole milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk for ultimate creaminess.
If you are on a keto diet, swap this with unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk.
Everything is better with chocolate, and that includes paletas. To add additional sweetness to these paletas, I added dark chocolate chips. These are the dark chocolate chips I like to use because it contains no added sugar, plant-based, and it is USDA organic certified.
To make the chocolate cover, you will also need dipping chocolate for your paletas. You can either melt down some of the chocolate chips or use dipping chocolate sauce.
Because chocolate chips are added to this paleta recipe, no additional sweetener was added to the recipe.
If you are looking for a sweeter paleta, feel free to add sweeteners to the recipe. To add sweetness to the paletas, you can use maple syrup, honey, or date syrup.
You will need an ice cream tray or popsicle molds to make paletas popsicles. If you don't have an ice cream tray available, you can use a small cup with popsicle sticks to make paletas.
You can use any toppings you want to your paletas. From nuts to shredded coconuts, the possibilities are endless. For these paletas, I used chopped almonds.
Need ideas? Check out my favorite toppings from Amazon.
Creamy Chocolate Chips Avocado Paletas Mexican Popsicles
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Passive Time: 4 Hours
Serving Size: 6
2 Whole Fresh Hass avocado
1 Cup Oat Milk
2 Fresh Lime
1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips
A pinch of salt
Chocolate For Dipping
Chopped Almonds for toppings
- In a blender, add avocado, oat milk, lime juice, and a pinch of salt together. Mix until smooth.
- Add in the chocolate chips and blend for a few seconds. The blending time will depend on chopped you want the chocolate chips. The longer you blend, the more chopped it will be. If you want some texture, blend for only a few seconds.
- Add the mixture into the popsicle mold and place it in the freezer. Let it freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight (recommended).
- To give a chocolate coating, dip the frozen paletas into chocolate sauce. Depends on the type of chocolate, the chocolate can freeze fairly quickly on the ice pop. So if you are planning on adding toppings, you will have to do it quickly!
- Once you are done adding the toppings, place them on a wrap or drying rack, and place them in the freezer and let them freeze for about 30 minutes before serving!
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold immediately and then into the freezer before it separates.
- Oat milk will give a boost to the creaminess of your ice pops. But if oat milk is not available, you can swap for other types of milk.
Yield: 6 Serving size: 1 Popsicle
Amount per serving: Calories: 150 calories. Total Fat: 10.2g, Saturated Fat 4.2g. Cholesterol: 0mg. Sodium: 134mg. Total Carbohydrate: 16.6g. Dietary fiber: 4.2g. Total Sugar: 1.7g. Protein: 2.2g.
**The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Calculated with out chocolate dip and toppings.**
How to unmold the popsicles
Before removing the popsicle out of the mold, you need to make sure the paletas are frozen solid. Otherwise, the popsicles can break when you try to pull the popsicle sticks.
The best way to remove the popsicles from the mold is to try the entire tray underwater for about 3-4 minutes. Then gently pull on the popsicle sticks. If it is still hard, run the mold underwater for a long period. When it is ready to come out, it pulls really easily.
How To Dip The Paletas Mexican ice pops
You can either melt down some chocolate chips and then dip your paletas. Or, if you have dipping chocolate at home, dip your paletas into the chocolate sauce. Once your ice pops are dipped, add the toppings immediately before they freeze up.