Discovering Mexico with Kids: Paletas

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If there’s something that yells “Mexico” it’s the famous paletas! The paletas represents Mexico’s cultural tradition of frozen treats.  Also known as popsicles they are a popular  in many countries. The traditional Mexican paletas are made with real fruit juice, and sometimes chunks of fruit in it.

Although we’ve never been to Mexico, little one and I ventured to learn more about Mexico by making our very own paletas.   A while back, we had a lesson on Mexico. This included using Little Passports Mexico kit, and little one’s ended up making a beautiful art work depicting life in Mexico.

Now on to the paletas! Please note that I “eyeballed” these recipes, and tasted the mixtures as I made the paletas. You can find tons of recipes on the web when you google “paleta recipes.”

A grape and cherry paleta:  In equal parts we blended grapes and paletas together with  vanilla yogurt. 

Coconut paleta:   Mixed one can coconut milk, and one can coconut cream, and I sprinkled cinnamon on the bottom of the mold. 

Orange creamsicle paleta:  Orange juice, with chunk of oranges; and vanilla yogurt.  
Of course, if you don’t want to go through too much trouble you can purchase the paletas at a Mexican store. You can find various flavors like arroz con leche! We may have to buy that one on our next visit sounds like a yummy combination.  

What’s your favorite paleta flavor??

This post is part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs Global Learning for Kids Series. This month featuring Mexico.  Do you have a post on Mexico? Be sure to link-up below! 

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