19 Cool Mexican Treats Perfect For Summer

Paletas, Raspados, and Aguas Frescas are your friends.

1. Raspados

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They are made with natural fruit, juice, and ice cream. For a recipe of this amazing treat, click here.

2. Aguas Frescas

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They are made with fresh fruit and are very easy to make. See here for full recipes.

3. Fresas Con Crema

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This is best served frozen, so the strawberries melt with the cream. Learn how to make this dessert here.

4. Chamoyadas

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This is a raspado with salty candy, powdered chile, and chamoy. For those who like to mix spicy and sweet, click here for the recipe.

5. Flan


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The best kind is the homemade kind. For a recipe, click here.

6. Fried Ice Cream


This delicious treat can change your life. Try it at home with this recipe.

7. Ceviche

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Ceviche is perfect for family get togethers. Click here to see a recipe.

8. Handmade Ice Cream

Street vendors serve this in all types of flavors, including Tequila, Limon with Chile, and Mango with Chamoy.

Mmmm …

9. Mango Flowers

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You can slice these up yourself or buy them from a street vendor.

10. Paletas


To make your own at home, click here.

You can have them in all types of flavors, including kiwi, strawberries, mango, watermelon, and many other delicious fruits.

11. Pico de Gallo Fruit Salad

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This treat will give you a good kick in the mouth with the chili and lime. Click here to make this simple salad at home.

12. Coconut

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Drink the water and then cut up the pieces to munch on with powdered chile and lime. There are many street vendors who serve this treat, but you can also find it at paleterias.

13. Licuados

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These are healthy and yummy smoothies that will keep you cool in the summer. To make licuados at home, follow this recipe.

14. Micheladas

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This drink will wake you up when you need it most. Micheladas include beer, lime, powdered chile, and other fixings. Make your own micheladas at home with this recipe.

15. Churros with Ice Cream

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Churros reach maximum awesomeness when paired with ice cream. For a recipe, click here.

16. Street-style Corn on the Cob

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You can have it served with lime, cheese, and hot sauce on it from the elotero. To make this version of elote at home, use this recipe.

17. Mexican Soda

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You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Tamarind or Toronja (grapefruit) soda. Find it at your local grocery store or Mexican restaurant.

18. Coctel de Camaron

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This is a refreshing dish you can find at Mexican seafood restaurants. It is avocado heaven. Make it at home with this recipe.

19. Tres Leches Cake


Tres Leches is a delicious sponge cake soaked with three layers of milk. Usually served at birthday parties. Try to make your own at home with this recipe.

Become a regular in the heladeria in your town because they will have all these delicious treats and more.

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NOTE: This is also what heaven looks like.

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