Paletas Vs. Raspas: The Borderland’s Favorite Treats to Cool Off
It's getting hotter and hotter in El Paso and it's still not even summer!
As the temperatures rise outside, we here in El Paso have ways of keeping cool. Whether it be staying inside where it's nicely air conditioned or treating ourselves with a nice frozen treat. However, I think we all know that here in El Paso, we don't do basic snacks- and that includes our frozen treats!
Here in the Borderland we all have the ice cream trucks who don't just offer your basic ice cream and popsicles in the shape of Spongebob Squarepants. Our ice cream trucks offer only the best like:
Paletas these days are more than just your average lime and cherry- these days, paletas are made with Gansitos and cheesecake!
Okay, this is just a snow cone, but somehow it doesn't feel like a regular snow cone here in El Paso- especially when you add cream on top! Also, if you're not getting a tiger's blood raspa with cream, what are you doing with your life?
Who can resist a mangonada on a hot day? A little chamoy, some Tajin and you are good to go!
These go by different names, some call them ice pops or otter pops, I think a lot of us know them by bolis. Whether they're creamy or icy- they sure do a great job of cooling us down!
As temperatures rise, remember to stay safe and hydrated while you're out there, and treat yourself to a cool treat!
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