Pepinadas: The ideal refreshing snack for hot weather

Pepinadas" are a tempting and fresh Mexican snack made essentially from cucumber. These ice pop-like delicacies are prepared in disposable cups and are enhanced with a touch of lemon and the spicy sparkle of Tajín. A culinary experience that captures the essence of Mexican summer!

Pepinadas are a type of frozen shoulder served with chamoy and tajin. Combined with the refreshing taste of cucumber these chamoy pickles are perfect for sunny days.

A tray of popsicles with limes and cucumbers, automatic eraser.

Ingredients for Perfect Pickles

  • Fresh cucumbers: The crunchy and refreshing base of our recipe.
  • Fresh lemons: For a citric and acid touch.
  • Cane sugar
  • To serve, chamoy, chili powder (like Tajín) and salt: Add that characteristic spicy touch.
  • Salt: Highlights the flavors and balances the mixture.
  • Gummies or sour candies (optional): They add additional texture and flavor.

How to make pickles at home

Start by washing and, if you prefer, peeling your freshcucumbers. Cut two into cubes and place in plastic cups.

Blend the remaining cucumbers with the lemon juice, sugar and water. Taste while still in the blender. Add a tablespoon of sugar if you want it sweeter or 2 tablespoons of lemon if you want your pickle more acidic.

Pour into the glasses with cucumber and put in the freezer for an hour, take out and carefully put the wooden stick. Place in the freezer for three more hours or until completely frozen.

When they are ready, remove from the freezer and wait about three minutes for the gherkin to release from the glass, add two tablespoons of chamoy and carefully put the gherkin back in. Finish with Tajín powder and more chamoy.

What is chamoy?

Chamoy is a delicacy that has captured palates both inside and outside Mexico, its country of origin. This condiment, which fuses sweet, salty, spicy and sour, has been an integral part of Mexican cuisine for decades.

The Chinese introduced salted plum preserves to Mexico, and over time, this concept evolved into the chamoy we know today.

Traditional chamoy is made from dried and salted plums or apricots (sometimes mangoes), chiles, vinegar, salt and sugar. These ingredients are combined and blended into a smooth sauce or paste. The result is an explosion of flavor that balances sweetness with spiciness, complemented by acidic and salty notes.

Variants of Pepinadas

  • Consider adding other tropical fruits such as mango, watermelon or jicama.
  • Finish with tamarind candies
  • Add Japanese peanuts for a crunchy contrast.
  • If you like it very spicy, finish with ground chili.
Popsicle, snack.

Pickles with chamoy represent the perfect fusion between refreshing and spicy. If you are looking for a Mexican snack that impresses and refreshes, this is your ideal snack.

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A tray of popsicles with limes and cucumbers, automatic eraser.

Pepinadas” are a tempting and fresh Mexican snack made essentially from cucumber. These ice pop-like delicacies are prepared in disposable cups and are enhanced with a touch of lemon and the spicy sparkle of Tajín. A culinary experience that captures the essence of Mexican summer!
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Equipment

  • 9 oz. plastic cups
  • wooden sticks
  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 6 small cucumbers or 3 large cucumbers peeled
  • 3 lemons juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • To serve
  • Chamoy
  • Tajín
  • Lemon and salt

Instructions
 

  • Start by washing and, if you prefer, peeling your fresh cucumbers.
  • Cut two small or one large cucumber into cubes and place in the plastic cups.
  • Blend the remaining cucumbers with the lemon juice, sugar and water.
  • Taste while still in the blender.
  • Add a tablespoon of sugar if you want it sweeter or 2 tablespoons of lemon if you want your pickle more acidic.
  • Pour into the glasses with cucumber and put in the freezer for an hour, take out and carefully put the wooden stick.
  • Place in the freezer for three more hours or until completely frozen.
  • When they are ready, remove from the freezer and wait about three minutes for the gherkin to release from the glass, add two tablespoons of chamoy and carefully put the gherkin back in.
  • Finish with Tajín powder and more chamoy.

Notes

Store in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.

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Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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