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Paletas de Yogur con Vainilla y Ate de Membrillo (Quince, Vanilla and Yogurt Ice Lollies)

Paletas de Yogur con Vainilla y Ate de Membrillo (Quince, Vanilla and Yogurt Ice Lollies)

It is the summer season, and this only calls for something nice and cold and these ice lollies are just perfect for those hot days. This flavour brings me back to my childhood in Mexico, when I was at primary school, they used to sell these lovely milk paletas with a piece of quince.

My recipe instead of having milk and sugar, I made them a bit more healthy and I used greek yogurt and honey and I put a piece of organic quince at the bottom, I also added proper Mexican vanilla that my lovely friend Nicole who writes the amazing blog “Flan and Apple Pie” sent me all the way from New York, her husband is Mexican and when he goes to Mexico he always brings her lots of nice Mexican goodies and she kindly shared lots of vanilla pods with me and if you want to get some Mexican vanilla pods from her, go to her Etsy shop “Voladores Vanilla” where she sells them in batches.

So this recipe is dedicated to her, because if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have thought about making these yummy vanilla and yogurt lollies! Thank Nicole xx

It is a very easy recipe, so it won’t take more than 10 min to be made, but you will have to wait for at least 2 hrs for the paletas to be ready.

Makes 6 paletas


  • 500 g greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 5 tbsp milk or more if needed
  • 6 small rectangle pieces of quince
  • 6 wooden ice lollies sticks
  • ice lolly mould


  1. With a knife open the vanilla pod and scrap all the seed.
  2. Add them to the yogurt.
  3. Add 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup and milk.
  4. Mix very well until getting a smooth consistency, not too runny but not too thick.
  5. Fill the paleta moulds with the yogurt mix.
  6. Place the pieces of quince into the wooden stick, before putting the stick into the ice lolly mixture.
  7. Introduce the stick into the mix. Make sure that there is no bubbles.
  8. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hrs.
  9. When they are properly frozen, take them out and run some hot tap water over the mould so the ice lollies come out easily. Enjoy!



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4 thoughts on “Paletas de Yogur con Vainilla y Ate de Membrillo (Quince, Vanilla and Yogurt Ice Lollies)”

    • Hola Graciela, desgraciadamente todavía no me da tiempo de escribirlas en español. Yo vivo en Londres y el blog es para la gente en general, pero si te interesa una receta con gusto te la traduzco! Bonito día x

  • Hola Karla! Apenas he tenido tiempo para ver tus recetas tan bonitas. Muchísimas gracias por mencionarme. Me da mucho gusto que te gustara la vainilla. Me encanta el olor y es algo especial para mí porque viene del pueblo de Roberto. Nunca imaginé casarme con alguien de la tierra de la vainilla, jeje. Tus recetas se ven deliciosas y me gustan porque están escritas para el público general. La gente puede conocer la verdadera comida mexicana. Muy pronto viene la familia de Roberto a Pittsburgh y estoy muy emocionada porque vamos a cocinar todos juntos…su mamá, su abuela, su tía, sus hermanas. Espero aprender unas nuevas técnicas. Muchos saludos!

    • Aw! Me da mucho gusto que te haya gustado este post. Sí! A mi también me encanta la vainilla. Felicidades por tu boda y sí, uno nunca sabe donde encontrarás a esa persona que será especial en tu vida! Ya ves yo, solamente venía por 8 meses a Londres y ya tengo 13 años. Besitos guapa x

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