If you haven't heard of paletas, they're Latin American ice pops generally made with fresh fruit or milk-based flavors like rice pudding or coconut. They're becoming more and more popular with entire books devoted to celebrating their different flavors.
Last week when I discovered this recipe for Coconut Paletas featured on the blog Mix and Moxie, I knew they'd be in my near future. They're a cinch to throw together with just a few ingredients in a blender. They're creamy, not at all too sweet, fragrant with just a tinge of vanilla, and have delightful little bits of coconut strewn throughout. Pour them into your favorite popsicle mold and your hot afternoons just aren't so bad anymore. I decided to make mine in a chunky ice cube mold because they're a bit smaller (have two!) and there's something delightful about putting a few of these cubes into a small bowl for a different kind of non-popsicle dessert.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Paletas
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