When it gets hot outside people are looking for ways to cool off. For many, an ice-cold popsicle or ice cream bar can be a refreshing way to help beat the heat. Unfortunately, many of the popsicles and ice cream bars that are available commercially may have undesirable ingredients: refined sugar, artificial flavors, excess fat.
In Mexico, people can grab a paleta when they need to cool down, and it’s a much healthier option. Freshly made, these frozen pops have simple, whole ingredients and fresh fruits. They also come in a variety of interesting flavors you aren’t likely to find at your local convenience store.
For most people it’s just not convenient to go all the way to Mexico just to get a refreshing treat that is healthier than the ones they can get locally. The good news is they don’t have to go to Mexico, paletas are available locally too.
The popularity of Mexican styles paletas has never been more popular than it is today. As mentioned before, not only are they a cool tasty treat, but people are learning that paletas are made with fresh ingredients which makes them a healthier choice.
Unlike the popsicle that people are used to in the United States, the paleta gets its flavor from the fresh fruits that are often used to make them. If you want a strawberry flavored paleta, you get fresh strawberries. There’s no need to add artificial flavoring to something that uses the real thing as part of the ingredients.
Natural, fresh ingredients are the what gives the paletas their unique flavors, especially real fruit juice and chunks of fruit you can actually see and taste, like pineapple, mango, and banana. It’s no wonder paletas have been described as “summer on a stick.”
For a cool healthy treat on a hot day, try a paleta.