Spicy Pineapple Ice Pops
July 25, 2019
"The spiciness in these ice pops comes from a chile-infused syrup and chunks of fresh pineapple tossed with ground chilies, so they have different layers of flavor and spiciness. Mixing fruit and chilies are often found together in Mexico and it's quite common; chilies sprinkled over fresh fruits, lollipops, shaved ice, ice cream, ice-pops, etc."
- Serving Size: 1 (86.4 g)
- Calories 64.8
- Total Fat - 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 0 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 148.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 17.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
- Sugars - 14.6 g
- Protein - 0.4 g
- Calcium - 10.3 mg
- Iron - 0.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 11.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Add the serrano, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
Finely dice 1 1/2 cups of the pineapple and coarsely chop the rest. Mix the finely diced pineapple with the chile and salt and set aside.
Place the coarsely chopped pineapple in a blender or food processor, pour in the water-sugar syrup, lime juice, and blend until smooth.
Divide the blended mixture among the mold, leaving enough room for the diced pineapple. If using conventional molds, don't snap on the lids yet.
Freeze until the mixture has a slushy consistency, about 30 minutes. (This will prevent the diced pineapple from sinking to the bottom when added.)
Drop the diced pineapple into the ice pops, dividing it evenly among the molds. If it floats, push it down with a small spoon or an ice pop stick.
If using conventional molds; snap on the lid and freeze until solid, about 5 hours. if using glasses or unconventional molds (whose size is sufficient to make molds), freeze until the pops are beginning to set (45 minutes to 1 hour), then insert the sticks and freeze until solid, 3 - 4 hours.
If using an instant ice pop maker, mix the diced pineapple in with the blended mixture, then pour into the molds and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.