Weird Ice Cream: Part 2, Mexico
I don’t think there is an ice cream flavor in existence that I am not interested in trying. While there have been some disappointments (such as a flavor with actual popcorn, or a garlic flavor), I am usually pleasantly surprised at how flavors that may sound strange actually turn out to be awesome. (See Weird Ice Cream Part 1, Puerto Rico)
While hanging out in Ensenada, Mexico I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Hacienda Guadalupe, followed by a very interesting dessert. I wasn’t expecting a dessert, but then the owner asked, “would you like to try a couple of our unique ice cream flavors that we make here?”
Would Rease Kirchner like to eat some ice cream? Heck yes, she would!
I was very happy that after the owner explained that they had two specialty flavors, he simply asked a waiter to bring me a scoop of each one. Way to go, awesome owner, never make the Indecisive Traveler choose, especially when it comes to ice cream.
Lavender and Red Pepper
I had tasted lavender ice cream before, but I had never eaten lavender ice cream made from lavender grown right next to my dinner table.
As for the red pepper, I was imaging a pepper as in the vegetable, but it was actually the spice. The owner explained that the red pepper grew on site, but they didn’t really have a culinary use for it. One day they just decided to toss it into their ice cream maker and see what happened.
I devoured that stuff. Both flavors were awesome and so incredibly fresh. It was a perfect end to a perfect day.