Paletas from Realeaza Michoacana
|Paleta explosion! Colorful options aplenty. More than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.|
This week: served up by Realeza Michoacana.
|Gettin' down with a mango chile paleta.|
(sink your teeth into all the icy details after the jump)
|Flickr- the infamous gdub|
|Stacks of pretty paletas, all in a row.|
|Realeza Michoacana-- where paleta wishes are granted.|
As you grow to love these fruity treats (and you will love them), branch out to some of the more exotic flavors like guava, tamarind, and horchata. There's also a "cocktail" paleta if you're feeling the need for a mid-day frozen margarita. At Realeza Michoacana our favorite paleta is the mango chile, with chunks of fresh mango mixed into a salty, lime-infused, chile mango pop. It may sound like an odd combination, but the salty, spicy kick of chile and lime complements just about any sweet and fruity treat. It's oddly addictive.
Bring a bit of México to your kitchen: While they probably won't taste the same if you make them at home (there's just something about enjoying a pop outdoors on a hot summer day that makes it special), the internet abounds with recipes for paletas. So the next time you have fruit that's a little over-ripe and starting to turn, don't toss it. Turn it into perfectly pretty paletas instead!
Know of any Mexican gems in the Valley? Reveal your family secrets in the comment section.