The Best Popsicles: Mexican Paletas with Fany Gerson

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The Best Popsicles: Mexican Paletas with Fany Gerson

No melted popsicles on guest chef Fany Gerson's watch! Come experiment with exciting flavors and cool down with a summer treat.

By Milk Street Live Online Cooking School

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Date and time

Thursday, June 15 · 3 - 4:15pm PDT



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About this event

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

What’s on the Menu:

  • Lime Pie Popsicles (Paletas de pay de limón)
  • Avocado Popsicles (Paletas de aguacate)
  • Hibiscus Raspberry Popsicles (Paletas de jamaica con frambuesa)
  • Strawberry Horchata Shaved Ice (Raspado de horchata con fresas)

Hibiscus and raspberry. Avocado and a pinch of lime. Strawberries, sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. What’s the dessert that can be all these flavors and more? The answer is popsicles—or, in the world of guest chef Fany Gerson, paletas. Unlike store bought popsicles, which are packed full of sweeteners and mystery ingredients, Mexican-style paletas are made of whole ingredients whose bold flavors are guaranteed to satisfy your summertime sweet tooth. There’s no better guide to paletas than Fany, who is the author of “Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas.” She’ll cover the basics, like her favorite ice pop molds and simple solutions for successful serving. You’ll also learn when and why to make a simple syrup to sweeten your ice pops and when you can just blend, pour & freeze. With the logistics down pat, we move on to the fun stuff: the art and science of great flavor combinations. You’ll learn why tart-sweet strawberries pair so perfectly with milky, creamy horchata. You’ll appreciate buttery cookies in contrast to bold, punchy lime. And you’ll get confident making your own flavor combination choices for endless popsicle experimentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to make beautiful, delicious and shockingly easy popsicles in your very own freezer.

About Fany: One of the country’s most authoritative voice on Mexican sweets, Fany Gerson has been featured in the New York Times, Food and Wine, Fine Cooking, Saveur Magazine, Fine Cooking, Fast Company and New York magazines, among others. She launched the acclaimed La Newyorkina, an artisanal Mexican frozen treats and sweets business, in 2010. She was also the Chef and co-founder of Dough, an artisanal gourmet doughnut shop in New York, and Fan-Fan Doughnut Shop, which opened in 2020.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Fany has worked in a range of fine-dining kitchens around the world, including 3 Michelin-starred Akelare in Spain and Eleven Madison Park in New York. She has written three books: My Sweet Mexico, which was nominated for a James beard award in 2010 for best baking and pastry cookbook; Paletas; and Mexican Ice Cream.

Fany was a mentor in the WE NYC Women’s leadership program in 2016 and recognized as a Latin woman leader in 2017 by El Diario. She graced the cover of Issue 18 of Cherry bombe Magazine Issue and her ice cream creations were the cover of Food & Wine’s June 2022 issue.

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Bonus: All attendees of this class will receive a one-time 15% off coupon to the Milk Street Store after class.

This event has limited spots, and you must register in advance via Eventbrite. One sign-up covers one device. Closed Captioning is available for this event.

Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation email that contains the Zoom meeting log-in information. One week prior to class (or within 48 hours of registering, if you sign up less than a week in advance), you will receive an email with the ingredients, equipment and prep you'll need to cook along with us, if you choose.

After class, you will receive a recording of the event, as well as a folder of recipes and resources that we discuss during the event. Class recordings are available to all registered attendees for two weeks following each event.

Payments for Milk Street live stream classes are non-refundable. If you find yourself unable to attend, you may transfer the ticket to someone else, but we are unable to refund fees and all payments are final. Classes are subject to cancellation at any time. In the case of cancellation by the event organizer, all paid tickets will be fully refunded.

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