It’s only getting hotter in Texas. The best, logical solution to this is taking a bite of frozen, fruity goodness that comes in the form of paletas and ice pops.
Modern ice pops are like cooler, hipper versions of your favorite childhood treat, but with pure ingredients and exciting flavor combinations. New shops are popping up around North Texas alongside longtime favorites, and all offer everything from fruity, refreshing delights to milky, more decadent flavors.
Paleteria San Marcos
Paleteria San Marcos has been making authentic, frozen Mexican desserts for more than two decades, says co-owner Belén Ortiz. Paletas are considered an everyday treat in most Latin American countries as well as here in Texas, she says.
Fresh fruit makes these treats all the sweeter. San Marcos sells Mexican-style paletas in flavors such as mango with chile, tamarind, and papaya with avocado, which are the shop’s most popular choices during the summer. There’s also the option of grabbing a bolis, which Ortiz says is basically a paleta without the stick and the mess. Ortiz says the rompope flavor, which tastes like eggnog, is popular.