Hey, Hey! 2017 #PaletaWeek is here!!
Thank God and bless the lovely Lola from Lola’s Cocina; she has impeccable timing, because it is HOT and all I want to eat are creamy, dreamy, frozen treats and she’s organized an entire WEEK of them!! Make sure you follow the #PaletaWeek hashtag on social for all the updates.
My contribution is about the easiest paleta you can make (aside from maybe pouring juice in a popsicle mold). It requires no special equipment—you could totally make these in paper cups if you want— and takes about 10 minutes to put together from start to pouring them in the molds.
But oh my are they delicious! Creamy coconut milk and fresh-squeezed lime juice are a dream combination. I sweetened them with agave syrup to save a little on the calories but the secret ingredient is the tiny shreds of lime zest which pool a bit at the bottom of the mold making those first few bites just sing with tart flavor.
I got a new popsicle mold this year and I’m loving it, I feel muy profesional because now my paletas look just like the ones from our local paleta shop. But I’m known to make popsicles in just about anything, juice glasses, paper cups, you name it. What I’m trying to say is there should be absolutely nothing stopping you from making yourself some homemade paletas this summer.
- 1 (13.5 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
- 6 tablespoons agave syrup
- ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1½ teaspoons finely shredded lime zest
- pinch of salt
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks and place in freezer for 4-8 hours depending on how cold your freezer is.
- To remove: run each mold under hot water for 10-20 seconds or until the paleta easily removes from the mold. Return to the freezer until ready to eat.
Head over to Lola’s Cocina for a list of all the Paleta Week Recipes and check out these favorites too!
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