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From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip #493433
07/17/14 04:10 AM
07/17/14 04:10 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
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.


Re: From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip [Re: Marty] #493442
07/17/14 04:40 AM
07/17/14 04:40 AM
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bobcat bill Offline
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I heart Manelly's

Re: From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip [Re: Marty] #493449
07/17/14 10:47 AM
07/17/14 10:47 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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I too love DandE (Dan and Elaine) AND Manelly's. Each for different reasons. DandE make great frozen yogurts, custards, etc. but you can't beat Manelley's for their Coconut or Belizean Fudge ice creams.

BUT - I also make some of my own. Mango Sorbet last week, Banana Vanilla ice cream this week and tomorrow watermelon granita. The fresh fruits here are soooo gooood.

Last edited by ScubaLdy; 07/17/14 10:53 AM.

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Re: From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip [Re: Marty] #493453
07/17/14 01:36 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
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I'll be right over Harriette grin

I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip [Re: Marty] #493454
07/17/14 02:18 PM
07/17/14 02:18 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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There is now a man brining a fruit and vegetable cart up once or twice a week. His prices are sound and the produce is fresh. It is so nice to have food at my doorstep.

Last night Fish Johnson cooked for the three women staying next door and some of we neighbors. Yummy lobster, chicken & fish.

There is so much left over fish that I will make a yellow curry sauce, float the fish in it and serve with rice and coleslaw.

I so love my new house with my wonderful kitchen and all my gadgets. This is paradise~

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip [Re: ScubaLdy] #493455
07/17/14 03:28 PM
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What new house, Harriette? I so loved your OLD house(condo). Your gift of embellishing what is naturally paradise-like,should render a really lovely environment! I've been down several times but never seem to run into you?
Your "twin"

Re: From Belize to Switzerland,5 ice creams worth trip [Re: Marty] #493471
07/17/14 07:50 PM
07/17/14 07:50 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline
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This must be Cindy???
My house is exactly 1 mile north of bridge - I sold the condo.

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