Before there was the Dove Bar, the Slurpee or even the Good Humor Man, there was the paleta. As Angelenos we’re lucky because these refreshing Latin American ice pops are a dime a dozen. But if you ask us, the best, most refreshing ones come from the local brand Si Paletas.
We’re loving both the water-based flavors (like fruity cucumber-melon-mint or peach-orange blossom) and the cream-based creations (such as goat's-milk caramel or avocado-chocolate). You can find the company’s colorful carts via Twitter or, better yet, have paletas delivered to serve at your next fête.
Get ice-pop crazy with a party cooler (from $175 for 50 pops) or a full-sized cart ($700 for 200). Ask company owners Jennifer and Dominique what would pair well with your menu, or just go boozy with a selection including sangria, piña colada and Mexican Coke float (tastes outrageous resting in a shot of rum).
And be sure to ask for their new innovation, the lime-and-spice-laced Michelada pop. You drop said lime pop into a mug of beer to form a supercold Mexican Michelada. With these frozen desserts, your whole event gets a lot cooler.
Si Paletas; 323-533-9654 or sipaletas.com