Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Ice Creams of Mexico

When I lived steps from Hel-Mel in East Hollywood I frequented Scoops at least twice a week (I am that person who's written 4 five-star yelp reviews and used the same recycled cup for almost a year). Living in Portland for the last 8 months in which 6 of those have been cold and rainy, my frozen dairy mojo had nearly disappeared. The urge came back under 80 degree temperatures in Mexico. The ice cream in Mexico is sticky - almost like slightly melted cheese. The flavors incorporate seasonal fruit and other local ingredients like corn and coffee. Inspired by The Coffees of Greece, here are some of the ice creams of Mexico: 

Almond Coffee and Pistachio, Tlaquepaque

Guava Paleta, Tlaquepaque

Rum Raisin, Coyoacan

Twisted Fruit Combination, Coyoacan

Cookies and Cream with Strawberry Yogurt and plain ol Chocolate, Tequilla

14 comments:

Ivy said...

Did you eat all these ice creams? Lucky you Anna. All the flavours sound so exotic but I am sure they were delicious.

cajunlicious said...

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- Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

Lenia said...

Anna,you are such a bad girl:)))You made my mouth water with all these great ice cream pictures!I need a mexican ice cream NOW!!!

Esi said...

Like slightly melted cheese??? Hm, the flavors sound good though.

bellini said...

Anyone of these ice creams would be welcome in a cone, a dish or the whole container:D

Helen said...

Did I read your post correctly? Tequila flavoured ice cream? ...hmmm. I love ice cream but I love gelato even more. Have you ever been to Dodonis in Greece? There's a whole chain of these ice cream stores and they rock! Last time I was in Glyfada I had a scoop of coconut ice cream from Dodonis and it was so good. Speaking of foreign ice cream have you ever tried Indian ice cream called royal kulfi? Or Persian rose water ice cream dusted with cinnamon and dried rose petals. I want some now!!

Anna A. said...

Ivy - I didn't eat them all by myself, but tried them all. Luckily my traveling compadres are into sharing.

Jessica - Thanks for stopping by - love your blog!

Lenia - Will trade for Greek ice cream :-)

Esi - I don't know how else to describe it!

Bellini - I second that.

Helen - The Tequilla ice creams were bought in the city of Tequilla (it's really hot there!). I have been to Dodini in Greece - good stuff! Now that I think of it, are there even any other ice cream chains in Greece? Never tried royal kulfi ... I WANT!

Helen said...

Anna, I don't recall seeing any other ice cream chains in Greece except Baskin Robbins. I haven't been there in a few years (2008) though so who knows, maybe there newer ones now.

tasteofbeirut said...

These ice-creams look just too good to pass up; I would not resist the almond coffee one especially!

Marie said...

Ooh, there is just something very alluring about the rum raisin!

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Muy exotic Anna...love the flavour combo's. Good to see you got to indulge in ice cream again.

Anna A. said...

Helen - hey I was there in 2010 and don't recall any new chains although it was Feb and twasn't the season for frozen dairy delights.

tasteofbeirut - that's my fav too. :-)

Marie - i am a sucker for any booze injected ice cream ;-)

Peter - thanks, although this was during lent and i wasn't obeying code whilst in Mexico... how could i?

Kung Food Panda said...

Those all look really good right about now. I don't care if it's hot or cold, I can eat ice cream in any weather. Give me that guava bar please!

Gastronomer said...

Loved the ice cream porn! Even if the texture was like melted cheese ;-)