Papaya Mint Popsicles

I always looked forward to the occasional mornings when my mother would make papaya with fresh mint and lime as a breakfast treat. These sophisticated, refreshing popsicles are a frozen tribute to those special mornings.


Hawaiian papaya 1
Orange juice 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Fresh lime juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (About 2 Limes)
Agave nectar 5 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
Chopped fresh mint leaves 2 Tablespoon


Per serving: 90 calories, 0 grams fat

Use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin from the papaya. Cut the fruit in half, then spoon out and discard the seeds. Roughly chop the flesh.

Blend the papaya with the orange juice, lime juice, and agave nectar for several minutes, until the mixture is smooth. Add the mint and pulse several times to combine, leaving visible pieces.

Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, snap on the tops, and freeze for at least 6 hours.

To serve: Pull the popsicle from the mold with the handle attached. If the popsicle is stubborn, briefly submerge the mold in warm water, then try again.


Make Ahead! The popsicles can remain in their molds in the freezer for up to 1 week.

This recipe was excepted from Sweet and Skinny: 100 Recipes for Enjoying Life's Sweeter Side Without Tipping the Scales. To learn more about the book visit To purchase the book visit Amazon.Com.

Recipe Summary

Servings: 6