AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize, July 16, 2014 – Okay, I admit it. For a guy, I love ice cream. So sue me. I’d rather eat it than sip a fancy merlot, eat hoity-toity food or swill back a couple of cold ones.
At times, I try and sneak some out of the freezer before dinner, a habit of which my wife is quite adept at discovering. The telltale signs of drops on my t-shirt or the bit I didn’t quite clean at the corners of my mouth are dead giveaways.
Like a skilled prosecutor, I usually break under the cross-examination.
Still, my theory is that I am not alone and that there are millions of you out there who have the same obsession. Along with magazines like Cigar Aficionado, why isn’t there an Ice Cream Aficionado? Well, I for one am going to do my part in revealing my all time top five list.
The downside? You might have to spend a small fortune to travel to some of these places and put on a few pounds in the process, but how can you put a price on memories like these?
1. DandE’s Frozen Custard and Sorbet: Middle Street; San Pedro; Ambergris Caye, Belize
My top choice is a tiny little hole in the wall in Ambergis Caye, Belize. It was a hot day and the name DandE’s caught my curiosity. “Care for a taste?” asked the lady with a wicked little smile behind the counter as she held out a little spoon with a sample. “Looks ordinary,” I thought, as I slipped it into my mouth.
I’m sure at that moment my pupils must have dilated and a previously unknown part of my brain designed just for taste moments like this suddenly came alive.
“What is this?” I asked excitedly. “Soursop,” she replied, handing me another sample.
So, this is how addictions are born, I mused, as I handed her money while ordering their largest size of this flavor, made from the fruit of an evergreen tree native to the Caribbean.
Here at DandE’s (named after the owners.), they also make custards and sorbets. The custard is made with eggs, sugar and cream, and when combined with their special recipes and flavors, the final product is smooth and creamy with the consistency of butter.
Other favorites here include double rich chocolate, black cherry, coconut, mango, and many others.
This one is worth the flight to Belize and the trip to Ambergis Caye. I guess while you are there you can also enjoy the beach, water and laid back atmosphere. SOURCE