A kind of ice pop or popsicle available in Mexico and increasingly in the cities of North America during summer.

A paleta (literally, "a trowel") consists of a frozen, spade-shaped bar of water or milk, fruit, sugar or honey, and sometimes other flavorings, with a wooden or plastic stick as a handle. The ingredients are puréed in a blender and then frozen.

Popular paleta flavors include:

and are ordered or referred to as "una paleta de your favorite flavor".

Special thanks to Sylvar and the batido writeup for reminding me how much I love paletas!

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