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Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas by Fany Gerson

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  • Watermelon ice pops (Paletas de sandía)

    • sarahcooks on August 02, 2011

      I really like these. I really like watermelon, so no surprise there. I didn't have lime juice on hand, so I skipped it. They're sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. And I prefer the texture of these to the strawberry ones as they have less fruit solids in them. The solids do float to the top, but it's not very noticeable.

    • cespitler on November 03, 2012

      These taste like summer! They come together quickly and aren't overly sweet.

  • Hibiscus-raspberry ice pops (Paletas de jamaica con frambuesa)

    • L.Nightshade on August 06, 2011

      I threw in a few blueberries along with the raspberries called for in this recipe. I also use less sugar than called for. There is sugar already in the recipe for the agua de jamaica, and sugar added to the berries, then sugar added to the entire mix. Makes my teeth hurt to think about it! I probably added less than half the sugar called for at each step, and they were still plenty sweet.

  • Spiced tomato-tequila ice pops (Paletas de sangrita)

    • cespitler on November 03, 2012

      A fun, adult-oriented ice pop. I made these to use up the end of a jar of yellow tomatoes that I canned last season and the color turned out beautiful! The hot sauce was a little too much for me so I'll 1/2 the amount next time. I had a little trouble getting the pops to freeze solid enough to hold a nice shape when I pulled them out of the molds. I attribute this to the alcohol so I might decrease the tequila just a bit next time, too. The flavor of the tequila wasn't too much, but the texture for freezing was off.

  • Yogurt ice pops with berries (Paletas de yogurt con moras)

    • cespitler on November 03, 2012

      Yum! These paletas are delicious. The recipe was easy and things came together as written. I love the tartness of the greek yogurt and I especially love that the flavor of the honey shines through. I just started keeping bees so I'll look forward to the fall when I can feature honey from my own hive! I substituted red currants for the berries, which I liked. My molds are a bit smaller, which made it hard to marble, so I might stick with layering. I put the extra in little tea cups, and I'm sure no one will mind.

  • Roasted banana ice pops (Paletas de plátano rostizado)

    • sarahcooks on August 02, 2011

      These are my favorite from the book so far. My husband and I both love them. I love how creamy they are, and the banana flavor is present but not overwhelming, and the cinnamon is nice and strong.

  • Lime pie ice pops (Paletas de pay de limón)

    • Aquila on July 14, 2011

      I skipped the part where you roll the pop in cookie crumbs. They tasted just like a lime pie.

    • Jane on July 26, 2011

      I didn't allow enough time for these to get really frozen solid so they were impossible to get out of the molds. They were in the freezer for 6 hours but I think overnight may be better. So I chopped them up into cubes and rolled them in the graham cracker crumbs. They tasted really good and no-one seemed to mind that they weren't on sticks.

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Reviews about this book

  • St. Petersburg Times

    ...is a colorful introduction to the world of ice-cold Mexican refreshments.

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  • Seattle Weekly

    Gerson continually reminds readers to get creative, use the freshest ingredients possible...

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  • thekitchen.com

    I dare you to read five pages without either getting pulled into a description of a fruity, creamy, flavor-filled paleta or, alternatively, just wanting to lick the page. I certainly couldn't.

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  • ISBN 10 1607740354
  • ISBN 13 9781607740353
  • Published Aug 01 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 128
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

From the pure, radiant flavors of classic Blackberry and Spicy Pineapple to unexpectedly enchanting combinations such as Sour Cream, Cherry and Tequila, or Strawberry-Horchata, Paletas is an engaging and delicious guide to Mexico’s traditional—and some not-so-traditional—frozen treats.
 
Collected and developed by celebrated pastry chef Fany Gerson, this sweet little cookbook showcases her favorite recipes for paletas, those flavor-packed ice pops made from an enormous variety of fruits, nuts, flowers, and even spices; plus shaved ice (raspados) and aguas frescas—the delightful Mexican drinks featuring whole fruit and exotic ingredients like tamarind and hibiscus flowers.
 
Whether you’re drawn to a simple burst of fresh fruit—as in the Coconut, Watermelon, or Cantaloupe pops—or prefer adventurous flavors like Mezcal-Orange, Mexican Chocolate, Hibiscus-Raspberry, or Lime Pie, Paletas is an inviting, refreshing guide guaranteed to help you beat the heat.


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