Strawberry, Basil and Honey Paletas
This Mexican paletas recipe will keep you refreshed all summer long.
Tips for How to Make Paletas
Use fresh fruit
You want fresh fruit at the peak of its season with just the right ripeness. This sweetens and colors the paleta naturally, but you will still need to add a sweetener if you like your paletas a bit more sweet. Please refrain from using food coloring, though.
Sample all kinds of sweetener
You can use any natural sweetener—granulated sugar, cane sugar, honey, sweetened condensed milk, cream of coconut, maple syrup, piloncillo or agave syrup. Your choice, but remember to taste test your sweet, fruity mixture before freezing.
Make creamy paletas
Use yogurt, cream or milk to make cool and creamy paletas.
Kick up the heat
You can make spicy paletas, too! Here’s what you can add:
- Chamoy: A chile sauce made with salt, sugar and pickled apricots or tamarind.
- Tajín: A powdered seasoning made with various types of powdered chili, lime and salt.