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
- With a knife open the vanilla pod and scrap all the seed.
- Add them to the yogurt.
- Add 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup and milk.
- Mix very well until getting a smooth consistency, not too runny but not too thick.
- Fill the paleta moulds with the yogurt mix.
- Place the pieces of quince into the wooden stick, before putting the stick into the ice lolly mixture.
- Introduce the stick into the mix. Make sure that there is no bubbles.
- Place in the freezer for at least 2 hrs.
- 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!