Paletas : Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Aguas Frescas, and Shaved Ice

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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."

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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 147.32 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 1607740354
  • 9781607740353
  • 46,931

About Fany Gerson

As the country s most authoritative voice on Mexican sweets, FANY GERSON has been featured in the "New York Times," "Gourmet," "Fine Cooking," " Daily Candy," "Village Voice," "NY Daily News," "Time Out" magazine, and "New York" magazine, among other publications. She recently launched the acclaimed La Newyorkina, a Mexican frozen treats and sweets business that began with her love for "paletas." A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Fany has worked in a range of fine-dining kitchens around the world. Visit for more information."

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The most notable contenders to the cupcake throne are macarons, whoopie pies, and, my personal favorite: ice pops. The 27-degree temps right now notwithstanding, I'm ready to crack open Fany Gerson's "Paletas." Gerson's "My Sweet Mexico" was one of my favorite cookbooks of 2010, and "Paletas" looks to be equally wonderful, with recipes for ice pops in flavors ranging from coconut and mango-chile to horchata-strawberry and dulce de leche. Gerson plans to open a shop in New York serving paletas, ice cream, sorbets, and aguas frescas in late spring. Publishers Weekly Spring 2011 Announcements: Top 10 Cookbooks, 1/24/11 Lickably luscious, "Paletas" lets you freeze your own authentic icy Mexican treats, from the spiced (with chiles) to the spiked (with tequila) and everything in between! David Lebovitz, author of "Ready for Dessert," " The Sweet Life in Paris," and "The Perfect Scoop" Fany Gerson has followed up the triumph of "My Sweet Mexico" with "Paletas," an engagingly written look at Mexico s frozen treats and refreshing drinks.No one is better suited to introduce us to this delicious branch of Mexican culinary tradition that so deserves to be better known. Nick Malgieri, author of "BAKE!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking""

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments  vii Introduction  1   PALETAS / ICE POPS 19 Paletas de Fresa / Strawberry Ice Pops 21 Paletas de Zarzamora / Blackberry Ice Pops 22 Paletas de Melón / Cantaloupe Ice Pops 23 Paletas de Sandía / Watermelon Ice Pops 24 Paletas de Toronja / Grapefruit Ice Pops 25 Paletas de Aguacate / Avocado Ice Pops 26 Paletas de Limón / Lime Ice Pops 28 Paletas de Chabacano y Manzanilla / Apricot-Chamomile Ice Pops 29 Paletas de Jamaica con Frambuesa / Hibiscus-Raspberry Ice Pops 31 Paletas de Piña con Chile / Spicy Pineapple Ice Pops 32 Paletas de Donají / Mezcal-Orange Ice Pops 35 Paletas de Sangrita / Spiced Tomato-Tequila Ice Pops 36 Paletas de Crema y Cereza con Tequila / Sour Cream, Cherry, and Tequila Ice Pops 37 Paletas de Yogurt con Moras / Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries 40 Paletas de Plátano Rostizado / Roasted Banana Ice Pops 43 Paletas de Maracuyá / Passion Fruit Cream Pops 45 Paletas de Pay de Limón / Lime Pie Ice Pops 48 Paletas de Coco Rápidas / Quick Coconut Ice Pops 50 Paletas de Coco fresco / Fresh Coconut Ice Pops 53 Paletas de Nuez / Pecan Ice Pops 55 Paletas de Chocolate / Mexican Chocolate Ice Pops 57 Paletas de Rompope / Mexican Eggnog Ice Pops 59 Paletas de Cajeta / Caramel Ice Pops 60 Paletas de Arroz con leche/ Rice Pudding Ice Pops 62   RASPADOS / SHAVED ICES 65 Raspado de Moras / Berry Shaved Ice 67 Raspado Rojo / Red Shaved Ice 68 Raspado de Tamarindo / Tamarind Shaved Ice 70 Raspado de Orejones / Dried Apricot Shaved Ice 72 Raspado de Piña Colada / Piña Colada Shaved Ice 73 Raspado de Horchata con Fresas / Strawberry-Horchata Shaved Ice 74 Raspado de Rompope / Mexican Eggnog Shaved Ice 77 Glorias / Veracruz-Style Shaved Ice 79 Mangonadas / Spicy Mango Ice 80 Granizado de Michelada / Beer with Chile Granita 83 Granizado de Queso con Manzanas y Piloncillo / Queso Fresco Granita with Syrupy Apples 84   AGUAS FRESCAS / REFRESHING DRINKS 87 Agua de Pepino con Limón / Cucumber-Lime Cooler 89 Agua de Limón con Chía / Limeade with Chia Seeds 91 Naranjada / Fizzy Orange Cooler 92 Conga / Mixed Fruit Punch 94 Agua de Piña con Alfalfa y Limón / Pineapple-Alfalfa-Lime Cooler 95 Agua de Guayaba / Guava Cooler 96 Agua de Jamaica / Hibiscus Cooler 97 Lágrimas de la Virgen / Beet Cooler with Fruits 101 Horchata de Pepita de Melón / Cantaloupe Seed Horchata 103 Polvillo / Cacao-Corn Drink 105 Horchata de arroz / Cinnamon-Rice Drink 107 Agua de Tamarindo / Tamarind Cooler 109   Index  111 Measurement Conversion Charts  116

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