Saturday, July 23, 2011

Refreshing Treats for a Hot Summer Day

It's still mega hot and sticky. This calls for emergency treat relief. I cracked open my copy of Fany Gerson's wonderful cookbook, Paletas. In this compact little volume you will find many glorious ice pop treats that will cool you down.  There are recipes for shave ice and aguas frescas as well.

Today I choose the Quick Coconut Ice Pops, Paletas de Coco Rapidas. Yummy good. The ingredients are simple, coconut milk, condensed milk, half and half (okay, so it isn't low cal), toasted coconut, a little vanilla, and salt. Whirl them around in the blender, pour into little freezer cups - and a few hours later, instant relief.

Here is the ingredient list for Paletas de Yogurt con Moras (Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries). See how simple.
1 lemon
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups plain unsweetened Greek-style yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups fresh blackberries, or the berry of your choice

Get a copy of the book for yourself  here.

1 comment:

Retro Junction said...

This sounds so yummy! I've been eating too much ice cream and need to find something with a little less cream and sugar to cool me off! This might do the trick!