Adrian's Summer Entertaining Series: Paletas

I am so excited to have Adrian here to finish up his Summer Entertaining Series. I know he's become quite the popular guy around here so we are currently in negotiations to see if I can get him to agree to another series sometime in the future!


Hi friends! I'm back and this will be the last post of the Summer Entertaining Series. This time, I'm presenting a dessert recipe. This recipe is really easy and delicious. It will cool you down, especially during this hot summer.

I want to share this recipe for Paletas de hielo de arroz con leche (Rice pudding popsicles). I like to make these paletas because it reminds me of my childhood. Those days when I used to hang out with my friends, playing soccer. After the games, we always went to our neighbor's house because she used to sell these popsicles.

You will need:
- Mini jello molds or popsicle molds. If you don't have any, you can use small disposable cups.
- Wooden sticks (We bought ours in the baking section of Michael's)
- 1 cup of white rice
- 1 liter of milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 can of condensed milk
- A pinch of ground cinnamon

Here's what to do:
1. Prepare your arroz con leche (rice with milk). Put the rice and cinnamon stick in a pot and fill with water, just enough to cover the rice. Cook it on low heat until the water has evaporated.
2. Then add the milk. Keep cooking it until the rice is al dente (soft), If you need to, add a bit more milk. When the rice is completely cooked, add sugar and stir slowly. Let it cook for three to five more minutes.
3. Add the can of condensed milk and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Stir for two minutes, still over low heat.
4. If you plan to use plastic containers, let the rice cool down. But if you are using aluminum molds, you can fill them immediately with the arroz con leche. Let them cool down on the counter for a bit then place them in the freezer.
5. Two hours later, insert the wooden sticks in the middle of the popsicles. Make sure the rice is a little hard so that the stick will stand straight.
6. Let them freeze overnight and your paletas will be ready to enjoy!
7. To remove the paletas from the molds, fill a cup or bowl with cold water and place the mold upright 3/4 of the way into the water for just a few seconds. Twist them a bit in your hand and pull them out.

I hope you have enjoyed all the recipes I have posted here! And probably I will come back in the future. That's not a threat. It's a promise!

In case you missed any of my other recipes in this series, you can find them here:
Tacos
Guacamole
La Paloma
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3 comments:

  1. 2 things: 1 I love this recipe and would find it hard to wait till they were frozen... I'd probably eat it all before I even got to the freezing step. And 2 cute little sausage fingers, Em!!

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  2. These look so cute and yummy!!
    I really love your blog!
    is it okay to add your button to my own?

    Georgia :) x

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  3. This sounds so good!! I want to try this recipe for my next family dinner gathering...I'll let you know how it turns out!

    I love that Adrian guest stars!!

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