For: Eye Swoon.
What: Key Lime Paletas featured story.
Location: Brooklyn, NY.
When: Summer 2015.
Served: Creamy Key lime pops.
This week Instagram gives praise to summers favorite frozen treat, the ICE POP! What better way to turn our internal temperature down than with the tangy flavor of refreshing lime coupled with this childhood classic – the graham cracker. Evan Kalman from It’s Just Chicken has taken my personal favorite warm weather dessert, Key Lime Pie, and transformed it into heaven on a stick. Swoon this Key Lime Paleta all summer long!
- 6 oz (3/4 cup) Key lime juice – from approximately 20 Key limes or 6 regular limes
- 1 tablespoon Key lime zest
- 14 oz can (1 3/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz (1 cup) plain Greek yogurt
- Pinch of salt
- 2 or 3 cups crushed graham crackers
Zest limes until you have about 1 tablespoon and add it to a medium-sized bowl. In a small measuring cup, juice enough limes until you have 3/4 cup of fresh lime juice. Add it to the bowl with the zest. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, Greek yogurt, and a pinch of salt. Whisk again to combine.
Divide the mixture among the ice-pop molds filling almost to the top and insert a stick into each. Transfer to the freezer and freeze until solid, about 5 hours.
While the paletas are freezing, prepare the crushed graham crackers by pulsing in the bowl of a food processor until they look like coarse sand. Set aside in an air-tight container until the paletas are ready.
To serve, pour the crushed graham crackers onto a plate. Dip each ice-pop mold in warm water for about 10 seconds to unmold. Press each side into the crushed graham crackers making sure to coat completely.