Cookbook Review: Aguas Frescas & Paletas

Aguas Frescas  Paletas by Ericka Sanchez

Aguas Frescas Paletas: Refreshing Mexican Drinks and Frozen Treats, Traditional and Reimagined
by Ericka Sanchez
5 out of 5 stars

This cookbook has recipes for delicious fruit beverages and ice pops made in the traditional Mexican style. There are recipes for cinnamon and clove flavors, as well as lighter fruit flavors like orange, melon, and strawberry. And of course, some of the more spicy and chocolate flavors are deliciously Mexican.

These recipes take me back to my childhood in Mexico! Just reading the book makes my mouth water. Every recipe has a large colorful photograph that shows you the delectable result. I’m so impressed with how attractive this book is!

The instructions are clear, and most of the ingredients are easy to find at any grocery store. There are a few ingredients like chamoy sauce, Mexican chocolate (my favorite is Abuelita chocolate), dried hibiscus flowers, tamarind, or prickly pears that you might have to buy at a Hispanic market. But there are dozens of recipes to try that don’t require any fancy ingredients.

The ice pop recipes I really want to try are the Orange and Yogurt Pops, Hibiscus Watermelon Pops, Mexican Chocolate Pops, and the Corn Pops. And I want to try the Strawberry Orange Beet Cooler beverage, Strawberry Almond Horchata, and especially the Mint Blackberry Lemonade. They all look so amazing!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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