I love a cool popsicle on a hot day. I am an all-year-round popsicle girl, but they seem to taste better during the summer, and with the huge selection of summer fruit, your choices of flavors are virtually endless.
My favorite popsicles the ones that I remember from my childhood in Colombia. In Latin America, almost every kid grows up eating paletas.
Traditionally in Colombia, paletas are sold by vendors called paleteros, who sell the paletas out of a small cart that they push around the city. You can also buy them in neighborhood tiendas (convenience stores). They’re also very versatile; you can make whichever flavors you like.
Today I have ten delicious paleta ideas to share with you to enjoy during the last weeks of summer, from mango, coconut, and passion fruit to cheesecake paletas!
1. Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles: What makes this recipe so decadently rich is the condensed cream and evaporated milk used to make the mixture. The creamy and smooth texture and sweet and tart flavor are amazing.
2. Fruit Popsicles: Homemade fruit popsicles made with fresh papaya, pineapple, banana and orange juice. These popsicles were inspired by an Ecuadorian drinkable fruit salad called Come y Bebe.
3. Sweet Potato Popsicles: These unique Dominican sweet potato popsicles are easy to make, refreshing and nutritious.
4. Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles: These popsicles are absolutely delicious and have a strong dulce de leche flavor without over powering the coconut milk. The combination of dulce de leche and coconut milk is sinfully good!
5. Cheesecake Popsicles: These creamy cheesecake popsicles are a unique treat. They are not what I would normally expect from a popsicle, but they sound and look amazing.
6. Mango Popsicles: Rich, creamy and smooth. These frozen treats are popsicle heaven. The perfect summer dessert for mango lovers like me.
7. Pineapple and Coconut Popsicles: What’s not to like about this recipe? Pineapple and coconut is a dreamy combination.
8. Rose Petal & Almond Ice Pops: Beautiful, unique and fun, these popsicles are made with organic roses, cream, milk, almonds and rose water.
9. Mango and Peach Paletas: Make a simple and sweet summer treat with mangoes and peaches by turning them into popsicles.
10. Sangria, Mojito and Piña Colada Popsicles: Non-alcoholic cocktail popsicles, perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy on warm days.
Erica Dinho was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, and now lives in the northeastern United States with her family. Having a desire to stay connected with her culture and food, in 2009, Erica created My Colombian Recipes, a recipe blog consisting of Colombian recipes and many other great tasting Latin American dishes.