Discovering Mexico with Kids: Paletas
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??
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