Paletas: Mexican popsicles with bold flavors

Paletas: Mexican popsicles with bold flavors

Paletas (pronounced pa-LE-tas) or “paletas Mexicanas” are traditional Mexican popsicles, which come in many types of flavors and combinations. They are a popular snack sold by street vendors, Mexican stores and paletarias. Who invented paletas? There is...
Tajin: the essential Mexican seasoning

Tajin: the essential Mexican seasoning

Tajin (pronounced ta-HEEN), is a brand of Mexican seasoning. In its original form, it is a dry seasoning primarily made of chili peppers, salt and lime. It provides so much flavor that many assume it has MSG, but it does not. The complete ingredients as listed on the...
Mangonada: a refreshing Mexican slushie with a kick

Mangonada: a refreshing Mexican slushie with a kick

A mangonada (a.k.a. chamango, chamoyada and mangoneada) is a blended frozen Mexican drink primarily made of mangoes and chamoy. Its bold sunset colors of orange and deep reds are a visual representation of its bold mix of sweet, sour and spicy flavors. Because of its...
Michelada: the thirst-quenching Mexican hangover drink

Michelada: the thirst-quenching Mexican hangover drink

A Michelada is a spicy and savory Mexican beer-based cocktail traditionally mixed with lime juice, chili powder and salt. It also often includes tomato juice and various spices and sauces. It’s served in a Tajin-rimmed or salt-rimmed glass garnished with a slice...
Elotes: next-level Mexican corn

Elotes: next-level Mexican corn

Where Can I Get it?  |  How Can I Make It? What is an elote?  An elote (pronounced eh-LOH-teh) is a popular Mexican street food made of grilled corn on the cob peeled from the husk and covered in savory condiments that traditionally include: crema...

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