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Helados Mexico® Fruit Ice Cream Bars offer you and your family an easy way to enjoy the refreshing flavors and velvety textures of authentic paletas, traditional frozen treats from Mexico that have been enjoyed for generations.
What Are Paletas?
In Latin American culture, ice pops are very distinctive. Known as paletas, "little stick" in Spanish, these frozen creations are only slightly sweet and made from a variety of fresh ingredients which often include fruits like mangoes or cucumbers, edible flowers such as hibiscus, and spices like cinnamon or chili pepper. Sometimes Mexican-style paletas are also dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with chopped nuts.
How Are They Made?
Paletas are usually made by hand from natural ingredients, first puréeing their base ingredients and often keeping the fruit chunks that remain. Next the blend is flavored with spices or sugar before the pops are frozen in molds with wooden sticks. Helados Mexico ice creams are made with fresh fruits and real flavorings that are harvested at peak ripeness and rushed to the manufacturing facility daily. Their fruit is always prepared by hand, carefully cleaned and lovingly sliced, squeezed or chopped to preserve the natural goodness and freshest flavor, believing that there is no substitute for hand preparation. Helados Mexico ice cream is only made with real milks and creams that are never air-whipped for mass production, because only gentle blending can deliver the traditional velvety texture and unmatched taste of Helados Mexico Fruit Ice Cream Bars.
What Kind of Paletas are These?
The world of paletas is divided in two. Paletas de aguas are the water-and-juice-based ice pops that offer a light, fresh flavor. Then there are paletas such as Helados Mexico Fruit Ice Cream Bars, called paletas de crema or paletas de leche, the milk-based or cream-based pops. These offer a smooth, creamy flavor and a velvety sweetness that will keep you coming back for more of your favorite fruit and cream blends.