These delicious paletas have a secret ingredient you'll never guess!

Don't you absolutely love paletas in the summer? For me, they are tied with memories of summer, deliciously dripping treats enjoyed with a Spanglish soundtrack of familia in the background. They come from ice cream trucks, corner store freezers, bell-ringing paleteros, or made at home by hands you know and love.

Long live paletas!

Today, I was sent this wonderful recipe for berry paletas, but with a secret ingredient to make them a little better for you. Ready? I'm so excited to share it with you.

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The secret ingredient is tofu! Now, I'm not gonna lie, usually I'm pretty wary of tofu. What can I say, I'm a typical genetically modified-opposed Californian? These paletas I'm totally okay with because they use non-GMO verified tofu. So you get worry-free paletas with silky creaminess and an added boost of protein. Nice!

Tofu and Berry Paletas
Created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos

INGREDIENTS

1/2 package (7 oz.) House Foods Tofu Soft
2 cups strawberries or other berries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup super fine sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Add the berries to a bowl and toss with the sugar and the vanilla. Let sit out for 20 minutes so they become juicy.

Add fruit mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add the tofu and blend again until incorporated.

Divide the mixture into 4 popsicle molds. Freeze until firm, for about 4 hours.

Makes 6 popsicles (3 ounces each).

Image via TBT PR

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