August 27, 2011

Paletas Betty

Last week Scott and I went checked out the newly opened, second location of Paletas Betty in downtown Tempe. This little shop serves handmade mexican style cream and ice pops made from fresh ingredients. Over the summer I had heard a lot about this popsicle joint (I think I heard that on a movie once and just had to use it), so I thought it would be best to try it out on one of the hottest days of the year (well it was 116, and it surely felt like it at least).

Scott got the Nuez, which is made with roasted pecans and a cream base. He really liked all of the nuts in it, and thought it was delicious.

Although they have a handful of flavors at any given time, my choices were pretty limited (two that is) because dairy and I don't mix well together. I ended up getting the Arando, a fresh blueberry and lemonade mix.

My popsicle sort of had a weird, icicle texture to it (like it had been re-frozen after being melted once). The flavor though was very good, and I thought the signature Betty bite out of the top side of the popsicle was darling.

The shop is pretty tiny, but simple and clean. I'm not sure when Scott and I will be going there again, but I'm opened to trying it twice.

Have any locals tried out Paletas Betty? Any non-locals have any sweet popsicle shops in your hometown?
-Chelsea XO


  1. lol i say "popsicle joint" all the time. i got it from my reformed hippie dad. you make your city look like a wonderland free of horrible chain restaurants and capitalism. i need to visit some day!


  2. I've been to the other one, when they were newly opened. My choices were limited and I didn't leave very impressed. The Nuez sounds delicious though, I may have to stop again.


  3. I've never been to one before! Scott's looks really good and so does yours! I don't have any Popsicle places around town but plenty of ice cream joints! ;D

  4. I've never been to the original store in Downtown Chandler, but I first tried one the paletas when they were vended from a booth at the Mekong Plaza Tet Festival last February. I was impressed and now that the more convenient (for me) Mill Avenue store has opened I've rapidly become a regular. I cannot say enough about the creativity and freshness that go into those paletas -- especially in contrast to the artificial ingredients in some of the froyo and ice cream found nearby. I need to try a few more flavors first, but I expect to post a favorable review on my PHX Rail Food blog next week.

  5. Yum! I love paletas! I'm so happy to live in an area where we have lots of access to frozen Mexican treats. (Do you guys have any raspado places there??)

    And the weather has been so disgusting. It was 116 the other day, too.

  6. I seriously need to find a good popsicle shop in my town!

  7. Such a lovely place!!
    thanks for sharing!

  8. if you're a fan of key lime, you MUST try the key lime popsicle. supposedly it's not always on the menu but they have them in the back. it was hands down my favorite.