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How to Eat A Paleta

If you’ve ever been to a paleteria (or visited the freezer aisle in a grocery store), you’ve probably encountered one of these.

These are paletas.

What is a paleta?

Although to some they may seem to be just regular ice pops, a paleta is a frozen Mexican treat made with natural fruits, such as mango, strawberry, coconut, and more.

Other countries in Central and South America may refer to them as helados as well.

In addition to fruits, paletas can also have dairy-free options and introduce ingredients such as nuts, candies, cookies, cereal, and others to create a unique experience.

What kind of paleta flavors are there?

There are many paleta flavors to choose from, such as:

  • Fresas con Crema (Strawberries and Cream)

  • Coco (Coconut)

  • Limon (Lime)

  • Galletas con Crema (Cookies ‘N Cream)

  • Mango and Cream

  • Chicle (Bubble Gum)

  • Fresa (Strawberry)

  • MangoHelada (Mango Chamoy)

  • Pina (Pineapple)

  • Rompope (Rum Raisin)

  • Limón con Chamoy (Lime with Chamoy)

  • Mamey

  • Nuez (Walnut)

  • Café (Coffee)

  • Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

  • Pistacho Almendra (Pistachio Almond)

  • Choco-fresa (Choco-berry)

  • + many more!

How do you eat a paleta?

One of the biggest questions when it comes to the authentic #paleteriaexperience is how to eat a paleta.

Step 1. Explore a new flavor

Flavor exploration is one of the pillars to the authentic paleteria experience. It brings a feeling of nostalgia and a new and fun way to excite your taste buds with undiscovered flavors. Who knows – you might even find your next favorite flavor by trying a new one out.

Step 2. Unwrap your paleta

Although most are accustomed to walking into a paleteria (or ice cream scoop shops), La Michoacana dedicates itself to bring the paleteria experience to your freezer at home or on the go. When you unwrap one of our paletas, you see vibrant colors and even real fruit chunks.

Step 3. Enjoy

Popsicles, ice cream cones, and even paletas all have one thing in common – you can either bite or lick to enjoy. However, with paletas, the biggest differentiator is sharing the experience with those that matter the most. That is what the #paleteriaexperience is all about.

Where can I find paletas near me?

Use our paleta locator below to find paletas La Michoacana at a tiendita near you.


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