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Paletas

March 2013

Paletas
A paleta is a Latin American ice pop usually made from fresh fruit. The name comes 
from palo, or "stick," referencing the sticks frozen into each popsicle; the stores, carts, 
and kiosks where they are sold are known as paleterías. 

Mango Chile Lime Paleta

7 ounces mango puree 
Finely grated zest from ¼ of a lime 
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 
¼ cup water
Pinch Arbol chile powder 

Combine all ingredients together in a small pitcher and stir well. Carefully pour liquid into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight. Gently remove paletas from molds before serving.
 
Key Lime Paleta

2/3 cup condensed sweetened milk 
¼ cup half & half 
Finely grated zest from 1 whole lime 
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (preferably Key Lime juice if available)
¼ teaspoon salt 

Combine all ingredients together in a small pitcher and stir well. Carefully pour liquid into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight. Gently remove paletas from molds before serving.

Photograph by Greg Powers