Three little ingredients mixed in the blender and put into the freezer and you have paletas. Since there are only a few ingredients, that you control, it's much better than the stuff you buy at the store or even Baskin-Robbins. So what's a paleta?
Paletas are a Latin American ice pop usually milk or water based. In Stockton, we have a huge Latino community, so paletas are very common. At soccer games, the vendors come around and you can get, I swear, every flavor under the sun. Pineapple, strawberry, coconut, watermelon, walnut, tamarind, jamaica, cucumber, mango, guava... if it can be frozen, it will probably be made into a paleta. I like these better than regular ice cream. The flavor is true and simple with pieces of frozen fruit throughout the pop.
Banana & Dulce de Leche Paletas:
1 cup whole milk (I have never tried soy, low fat, or skim milk but I imagine it would work but I'm sure the flavor would be a little watery. If you do try it with soy or any other milk, let me know how it turns out. I'm curious to know what happens.)
3 ripe bananas
1/4 - 1/2 cup dulce de leche
Put these ingredients in to a blender and pulse until a smooth, almost milk shake consistency. Pour into popsiscle molds and freeze.
That's it. No ovens to turn on. A little something to beat the heat. Because it's too hot to even think, let alone cook.