Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
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From the pure, radiant flavors of classic Blackberry and Spicy Pineapple to unexpectedly enchanting combinations such as Sour Cream, Cherry and Tequila, or Strawberry-Horchata, "Paletas" is an engaging and delicious guide to Mexico's traditional and some not-so-traditional frozen treats.
Collected and developed by celebrated pastry chef Fany Gerson, this sweet little cookbook showcases her favorite recipes for "paletas," those flavor-packed ice pops made from an enormous variety of fruits, nuts, flowers, and even spices; plus shaved ice (raspados) and aguas frescas the delightful Mexican drinks featuring whole fruit and exotic ingredients like tamarind and hibiscus flowers.
Whether you re drawn to a simple burst of fresh fruit as in the Coconut, Watermelon, or Cantaloupe pops or prefer adventurous flavors like Mezcal-Orange, Mexican Chocolate, Hibiscus-Raspberry, or Lime Pie, "Paletas" is an inviting, refreshing guide guaranteed to help you beat the heat.
Ryan Farr is a chef, entrepreneur, butcher, butchery teacher, and the founder of 4505 Meats. He lives in San Francisco.