This week mi amiga Lola (from Lola's Cocina) is celebrating #PaletaWeek and has invited some of her favorite bloggers (myself included) and Instagrammers to join her in this sweet celebration. Always one looking for any reason to celebrate, I gladly accepted her invitation. Be sure to check out Lola's list of all the mouthwatering paleta recipes being shared this week.
Paletas de Pay de Limón are probably the paletas I make most often in my cocina. For one, biting into one is like eating key lime pie on a stick, cookie crust included. And two, there is absolutely no cooking involved. Made with just 3 ingredients--sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and yogurt--these Key Lime Pie Paletas are so easy to whip up, even the little ones can help. (Four ingredients if you add the cookies!)
We recently moved to my father-in-law's house and I have not been able to find my paleta molds anywhere, but that didn't stop us from being able to enjoy these creamy delights because we used good old-fashioned Dixie cups. (You could even use plain small plastic cups.) When I was little, my mom used to make mini-paletas in ice cube trays and used toothpicks instead of popsicle sticks. So there's absolutely no reason you can't enjoy an icy, cold paleta this summer.
What's your favorite paleta flavor?
Paletas de Pay de Limón
(Key Lime Pie Paletas)
- 3 cups plain yogurt
- 1 (10 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 packet Maria's cookies, divided (optional)
Break half the Maria's cookies into bite-size pieces; set aside. Grind the remaining cookies in a food processor into fine crumbs.
In a medium bowl whisk together sweetened condensed milk and lime juice until well combined. Stir in yogurt and half the bite-size pieces of Maria's cookies. Fill Dixie cups or popsicle molds to 2/3 full. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of ground cookie crumbs on top of key lime pie mix. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze paletas for at least 3 hours or overnight.
To serve dip paletas in Maria's cookie crumbs. Enjoy!