Paleta Week is back! My dear friend Lola from Lola’s Cocina is hosting a virtual paleta party for the second year in a row that includes recipes shared by more than 25 different food bloggers. It runs from June 21-25th. If you haven’t already seen my posts on Instagram, then head over there to follow the Paleta Week hashtag to see all the paletas for yourself, and to participate in the paleta-inspired giveaways she’s hosting.
Next week I’ll update this post with a full list of everyone who contributed. For now, I want to share with you two paletas that I’ve contributed to her virtual paleta parties.
Last year I shared a three-ingredient recipe for cherry lime and coconut milk yogurt paletas.
This year I’m sharing another three-ingredient recipe that is put together in three easy steps.
Berry Mint Tea Paletas with Frozen Fruit and Freshly Brewed Tea.
Directions to make six of these refreshing popsicles are as follows:
- Bring 1 ½ cups filtered water with ¼ cup sugar to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil and all the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat and steep 2 Bigelow mint medley tea bags in the hot water for five minutes.
- Remove the tea bags after five minutes then blend the tea with 2 cups frozen berries until smooth. A hand blender is perfect for this. For the berries, I purchased a frozen berry blend bag that had strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, but didn’t use the blueberries in this recipe.
- Strain the berry and mint tea liquid through a fine mesh strainer before pouring into your molds.
These paletas are the equivalent of an ice-cold glass of tea which makes them perfect for the summer. And with the summer that we’ve been having these past two weeks with high temps, I could eat at least three of these in a day. They are so refreshing.
I hope you give them a try. If you do, come back and let me know what you thought of them.
Have a great week, friends!
Here’s the full list of contributors for Paleta Week 2017:
Arroz con Leche Paletas from Golosos del Mundo
Avocado and Lemon “Green” Paletas (vegan) from Piloncillo y Vainilla
Banana and Pecan Paletas (vegan) from Dora’s Table
Cinnamon Paletas from Muy Bueno Cooking
Coconut and Lime Paletas from Hola Jalapeño
Coconut Avocado Paletas (made with no popsicle mold!) from Hungry Food Love
Coconut, Orange, and Grape + Cherry Paletas from Discovering the World Frances
Coconut Milk and Cereal Paletas by Nibbles and Feasts
Grape and Chia Protein Paletas (vegan and kid-friendly) from Lola’s Cocina
Honeydew Mint Paletas (vegan) from Lola’s Cocina
Horchata Paletas from Muy Bueno Cooking
Horchata Carrot Cake Paletas from Flan and Apple Pie
Key Lime Pie Paletas from Adriana’s Best Recipes
Key Lime Pie Paletas from Easy and Delish
Lemon Balm-Lime Paletas from Hola Jalapeño
Lemon Pie Paletas from La Piña en la Cocina
Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Paletas by Front Porch Pops
Mango Paletas (con chile) from Thrift and Spice
Mango and Basil Paletas (kid-friendly) from Hola Baby Food
Mango and Vanilla Yogurt Paletas (kid-friendly) from Lola’s Cocina
Mango Habanero Paletas from The Spiced Kitchen
Minty Mojito Paletas (kid-friendly) from Hola Baby Food
Nutella Swirl Sweetened Condensed Milk Paletas from Easy and Delish
Pay de Limón Paletas from La Piña en la Cocina
Pineapple Chamoy Paletas from Adriana’s Best Recipes
Pineapple and Blueberry Paletas from Sweet Life Bake
Pineapple and Coconut Paletas from Una Mexicana en USA
Rhubarb Hibiscus Paletas from Thyme & Love
Salpicón (fruit) Paletas from Recetas Latinas Veganas
Strawberry Rhubarb Paletas from Hola Jalapeño
Strawberry Paletas with Tajín from Bricia López
Toritos de Cacahuate Paletas (contains alcohol) from Golosos del Mundo
Yogurt, Raspberry, and Blueberry Paletas from Mi Diario de Cocina
Watermelon Mint and Chile Paletas from Mexican Food Memories
Watermelon Mint Lemon Paletas from Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes