Shop owner Betty Alatorre de Hong displays a fresh blueberry-lemonade paleta, or fruit pop, at Paletas Betty in downtown Chandler, Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Best of Chandler 2014 Dessert Shop: Paletas Betty
96 W. Boston St.
(480) 779-8080 or PaletasBetty.com
Paletas Betty specializes in handmade paletas, a traditional Mexican popsicle made of fresh fruit and cream. The business also offers a specialty drink called Agua Vita made of white tea blended with fresh fruit.
3111 W. Chandler Blvd.
(480) 792-1300 or TheCheesecakeFactory.com
THIRD PLACE — TIE
Cold Stone Creamery
3163 W. Chandler Blvd.
(480) 722-7767 or ColdStoneCreamery.com
3155 W. Ray Road
(480) 268-7249 or Culvers.com
Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 9:08 am
Updated: 5:07 pm, Tue Sep 16, 2014.
Chandler’s very own Paletas Betty found itself in the national spotlight recently when the dessert shop was featured in the Cooking With Paula Dean magazine as one of America’s top 10 best shops for ice pops.
Betty’s Mexican ice and cream pops (known as paletas) are made from scratch using fresh fruit and freshly-ground spices. They come in seasonally selected flavors like zarzamora (blackberry lavender) and mango con chile (sweet mango with spicy chile powder). Betty also serves drinks combining white tea and fresh fruit blends, and paletas made just for dogs.
There’s also a Tempe location. Get information at (480) 779-8080 or PaletasBetty.com.
Monday, May 5, 2014 9:08 am.
Updated: 5:07 pm.