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Aguas Frescas & Paletas: Refreshing Mexican Drinks and Frozen Treats, Traditional and Reimagined (Hardcover)
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It wouldn’t be summer in Mexico without aguas frescas and paletas—fresh-made Mexican drinks and popsicles in a variety of fruity and flowery flavors. Now you can bring the refreshing, authentic tastes of Mexico to your own backyard!
Ericka Sanchez of the popular culinary website Nibbles & Feasts delivers 40 easy recipes for anyone who loves traditional Mexican fare. Ranging from familiar flavors like horchata and lime to more unique combinations like Hibiscus & Spiced Orange, Mint Blackberry, and Avocado Coconut, the recipes in Aguas Frescas & Paletas uses less sugar than traditional Mexican treats and simple ingredients that can all be found at your local supermarket. All drinks are alcohol-free and perfect to share with your family! !Buen provecho!
About the Author
Ericka Sanchez is a recipe developer, food stylist, and the creator of the award-winning culinary website nibblesandfeasts.com. Ericka's cooking style is inspired by her life as a bicultural Latina living in California and her cherished memories in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother in Mexico. Ericka was born in Torreón Coahuila, Mexico, and immigrated with her family to El Paso, Texas, at eight years old.
"Ericka Sanchez’s love and reverie for her time spent in Mexico stirring up mixtures for aguas frescas and paletas in her grandmother’s kitchen as a child is infused in every recipe in Aguas Frescas Paletas. She beautifully interprets the classics that were a fixture in my family’s home growing up in Mexico and gives us delicious twists from her extensive knowledge of the ingredients of Mexico and California. Ericka shows yet another way Mexicans enrich the American table with this book."
—Pati Jinich, Chef, cookbook author and host of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table
"I love fruits in all their forms, and I love Agua Frescas Paletas. Besides including delicious traditional recipes, Ericka Sanchez created some exciting modern twists like a Green Prickly Pear and Spinach Cooler and Avocado Coconut Pops. Add to that the colorful and vivid imagery, and you are left con la boca hecha agua."
—Delia Annette León, author and culinary talent manager
"Agua Frescas Paletas instantly took me back to my childhood. The emotional and sensory connection of holding a paleta or sipping on an agua fresca is undeniable. I love Ericka Sanchez's fresh take on it, so fun and grown up. This book will definitely appeal to your playful inner child."
—Ingrid Hoffmann, celebrity chef and author