01 July 2011

paletas

Super sweltering weather last weekend provided the perfect opportunity for making more ice pops, this time Paletas de Aguacate (Avocado Ice Pops),

the creamiest, dreamiest ice pops yet! Ripe avocados are blended with sugar syrup, salt, and lime juice for a burst of Mexican flavor. The recipe is in Paletas, written by Fany Gerson,

author of the amazing My Sweet Mexico (for which she spent an entire year traveling through her native country researching and gathering recipes) and owner of La Newyorkina, a Mexican frozen treats and sweets business in New York City.

According to the recipe introduction, when Fany decided to make avocado paletas for the launch of La Newyorkina, she wasn't sure how they'd be received. But they quickly became a customer favorite, and now I can see (and taste) why. Chido!

15 comments:

  1. Oooh.. that sounds lovely.

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  2. Oh dear. I'll have to take your word on this one. I've only ever had avocado in sushi and can't quite imagine it in an iced treat...but the lime part sounds lovely!

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  3. Yes, I'll have to take your word on this too Kristina! They look wonderful, but I think I'll stick to my raspberry-yogurt-honey lollies.

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  4. Sounds fantastic! I adore avocado, and have become a fan of chocolate pudding made with it. Probably sounds weird, but if the avocado is good and ripe, it lends perfect creaminess but no inappropriate flavor!

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  5. Those sound absolutely gorgeous. And I bet my kids wouldn't eat them so all the more for me, haha!

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  6. My brother was weaned on avocado with sugar (it's a Brazilian thing), so I'd bet these are really good.

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  7. Good grief. Mr Coffee might even eat those.

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  8. YUM! We have been making pops like mad. This is a great tip.
    Anna
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  9. What strange spam above...

    The ice pop looks very pretty, but you're more adventurous than me on the flavour front!

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  10. Honestly, they sound divine. Of course avocado lends itself to sweet tastes and the texture is heavenly. I will check this cookery reference out. Thank you.

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  11. Sounds delicious, avocado is so creamy it must make for a wonderful ice cream.

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  12. I am going to have to look for this recipe book at the library. It sounds intriguing.

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