Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice, and Aguas Frescas

Gerson, Fany

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
"The first collection of Mexican ice pop (paleta), shaved ice (raspado), and natural beverage (agua fresca) recipes for the United States from the country's most authoritative voice on Mexican sweets, in a user-friendly, engaging package"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: Berkeley, [Calif.] :, Ten Speed Press,, [2011], ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1607740354
Branch Call Number: 641.86 Ge
Characteristics: ix, 117 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Hanlon, Paul
Anderson, Ed


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Jun 23, 2014
  • bartburke rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was love at first bite when I tried paletas for the first time in Mexico. When I returned home, I took out two books: Peoples Pops and Paletas, from the library. Paletas was the one I thought was superior. It had enticing photos, ease of recipes, and more authenticity IMO. As one reviewer said, a person can use the recipes to the letter or simply use them for a base for experimentation.
One personal note is that you can put the paleta mixture of your choice into fancy desert bowls and serve them for your summer dinner party. You will be a star!

Mar 24, 2014
  • ValleyViewLibrarians rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

With its gorgeous color photographs and casual presentation, this book should be a summertime staple. The author gives a brief introduction to the world of Mexican frozen treats and agua frescas and offers a range of recipes that range from basic to adventurous. With plenty of vegan options and tips on substitutions, the recipes here can be followed to the letter or used as a starting place for exploration. As far as cookbooks go, this is about as easy and fun as it gets and is perfect for families looking for kitchen activities to share.

Aug 09, 2011
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this gem of a book! Delicious recipes to make your own popcicles at home. My favorite is the horchata and avaocado pops. Highly recommend!


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