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!