When summer temperatures start to rise to a scorching high, I desperately seek an ice-cold sweet reprieve. On a recent trip to New York I found just that – the perfect cold summer refreshment from La Newyorkina Mexican Ice & Sweets. La Newyorkina is a paletas cart owned and operated by Fanny Gerson, offering Mexican inspired artisan popsicles (paletas: a quintessential Mexican frozen treat).
The mango-chile paleta bursts with bright, juicy mango chunks. Spicy chili flakes speckle the frozen delight offering bursts of heat to counteract the sweet juicy mango flavors.
I still dream about the pina colada paleta. It was milky and rich with thick strands of chewy coconut laced throughout. It was sweet and refreshing with a very present boozy bite. There were a variety of other boozy inspired paletas available, which I do not believe are available on normal occasion from the cart, this particular visit happen to be a private caterd event (lucky me!).
The paletas are inspired and well executed. I wish I was able to enjoy the avocado or the horchata that are also featured on the menu, but now I have something to look forward to on my next NY visit.
Cool and refreshing, I wish LA has it’s own version of La Newyorkina to help us Angelinos beat that summer heat!
* If you are lucky enough to live in NYC you can find La Newyorkina at the Hester Street Fair or book them for a private event*