12 Mexican Summer Treats Everyone Needs
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12 Mexican Summer Treats Everyone Needs

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12 Mexican Summer Treats Everyone Needs
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Summer is here finally here; all the excitement begins as you start heading back home and begin planning what you will be doing for the whole summer. You say your goodbyes to your friends, to your school, and to the food you no longer will be eating. Going back home means home cooked meals, eating at your favorite places, and for us Mexican it means eating all those delicious treats that come around in the summer. Here's a list of my favorite treats to eat or drink in the summer.


1. Tacos

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Tacos are the best thing that Mexicans could invent and I will never stop eating them. Add a Mexican coke on the side and I will eat ten of these on a good day.

2. Raspados or Raspas

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Raspados are basically Mexican snow cones with natural fruit flavored syrup. Usually we add powdered chile on top to give it more flavor. A few of these in the summer and you are set to beat the heat.

3. Paletas

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Paletas are usually made from natural fruit flavors or you can have milk flavored paletas. Hands down these are the best you will ever have.

4. Nieves

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Just like most Mexican treats, nieves are the Mexican version of ice cream but are sort of like sherbets. Most are water based with natural fruit flavors that make your water mouth by just looking at it.

5. Mango con chile

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Some people call these mango flowers, I call them heaven on earth.

6. Mangonadas

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A mangonada is a combination of nieve, chamoy, chunks of mango, and a tamarind straw. 10/10 would recommend this!

7. Aguas Frescas

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If you don't want to drink regular water, get yourself an agua fresca. They have all kinds of natural flavors like horchata, tamarindo, melon, sandia, limón, and many more.

8. Fruta con chile

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We love to put chili powder on almost anything and our favorite thing is putting it on our fruit. Add some limón and salt to it then it makes the best snack.

9. Sodas Mexicanas

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In my opinion, Mexican coke is so much better than regular coke. My other favorites are Manzanita, Jarritos, Sidral, and Sangría Señorial

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10. Elotes Mexicanos

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Let's be real, the only man I will be chasing after is the elotero.

11. Fajitas

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Grilling fajitas with your family at your nearest park, playing soccer against your cousins and leaving until you can't see the soccer ball is an ideal Sunday night activity in the summer.

12. Seafood

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Although not Mexican, we do manage to add our own flavors and pieces of our culture to everything we eat. Seafood is the best meal to eat when you want to feel fresh.


Summer time is my favorite of all because of the food, trips to the pool or beach, and roller coasters. But mainly the food.

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