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Creamy Strawberry Paletas are always a good choice when presented with a variety of delicious Mexican popsicles.
In Spanish, these are called “Paletas de Fresas con Crema.”
This recipe is very similar to Fresas con Crema but in frozen form.
What is a Mexican paleta?
Mexican paletas are frozen treats made of fresh fruit and sugar.
They are either water or cream-based. The ingredients are poured into ice pop molds and then frozen.
Here are all the ingredients you need to make the ice pops.
Only 3 ingredients, my friends. Easy, peasy.
Swap out options: Instead of milk, you can use crema mexicana, half and half, heavy cream, whipping cream, even yogurt.
How is a paleta different from a popsicle?
- Popsicles are usually made in bulk with artificial sweetener and sent to a grocery store.
- Paletas, on the other hand, are made with real fruit and natural ingredients.
- Start by washing the strawberries.
- Remove the green stems.
Choose the ripest strawberries at the market. It’s ok if they are a day old, or about to get old. That means, the end result will have a stronger, SWEETER strawberry taste.
There are many fruit disinfectants on the market. Please note that they can change the flavor of the fruit.
Best to wash with clean water.
- Dice up the strawberries into tiny pieces.
- Set aside until ready to use.
Chop into small, tiny little strawberry pieces to fill the entire pop mold.
Particularly important to dice as small if you are using a funnel.
- In a separate bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with the milk.
- Pour over the strawberries and mix to combine.
Incredibly easy, right? That’s why this Mexican popsicle recipe is a favorite.
You can also add a splash of vanilla.
Are paletas healthy?
Paletas are a much healthier option than conventional, mass-produced popsicles.
Since paletas are made with real fruit and sugar, they are better for you than popsicles made with artificial sweeteners.
- Spoon into the popsicle container the strawberry mixture until almost full.
- You can also use a tunnel if your popsicle has one.
- Add the stick.
- Freeze for 4-8 hours.
Use a funnel. It makes for easy cleanup.
You can buy this popsicle mold online.
Also, every freezer is different. For the most part, plan at least 4 hours for the popsicles to freeze completely.
More Easy Mexican Desserts:
To unmold: Run over the water faucet. Gently pull the mold to release.
These Creamy Strawberry Paletas (or Paletas de Fresas con Crema) are incredibly yummy! They make the perfect frozen treat when you need to cool down on a hot day.
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Creamy Strawberry Paletas
- 1 lb strawberries
- 7 oz sweetened condensed milk (half a 14 oz can)
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Rinse the strawberries.
- Remove the stems and dice into very small pieces.
- Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk the sweetened condensed milk and milk together.
- Pour the milk mixture over the strawberries.
- Add the strawberry mixture to each popsicle mold.
- Fill each mold, leaving enough room for the stick.
- Place the stick in the mold.
- Freeze for 4-8 hours, depending on your fridge.