Thursday, May 17, 2012
Style File: Cold Treats
Avocado, sweet potato, plantains. Some local ice cream and popsicle makers are turning delicious foods into unique cold treats. In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey shows us some chill ways to beat the summer heat.
Suzanne Batlle: "I'll make anything into ice cream."
Owner Suzie Batlle isn't joking. She creates unique ice cream flavors like avocado.
Suzanne Batlle: "I take actually use avocados that I buy here locally. We put them straight in."
Or how about sweet potato?
Joelis Cerda: "It's like. I'm eating a sweet potato. When I saw the sweet potato I was like I have to try this. I don't get this from the supermarket."
Suzanne Batlle: "I'm going to dump in here like that."
Suzie even makes Cuban favorites like plantain, flan and what she calls abuela maria.
Suzanne Batlle: "This is guava, cream cheese and Maria crackers. People love it. I've trademarked it it's my most popular flavor."
Victor Pantin: "Used to be my favorite ice cream in Cuba. This tastes just like it and it's just delicious."
Suzie used to be a banker and recently decided to re-invent herself based on what her family loves most.
Suzanne Batlle: "All my life we've eaten ice cream. For us, ice cream is just like a regular meal."
Maria Pando: "I come all the way from Coral Gables to get this ice cream the flavor, you can taste the chocolate, you can taste the mamay."
If you want to chill with a frozen treat, Paulina Naranjo is using her Mexican-Cuban heritage to create her own popsicles called Paulina's Pops.
Paulina Naranjo: "I've been a popsicle maker my entire life. I would spend summers in Mexico and my grandfather and uncle are popsicle makers."
She's come up with some awesome frozen flavors like hibiscus, strawberry, basil, papaya, coconut and nutella caramelized banana.
Customer: "Delicious! Especially, when you get to the center because you can really taste the caramelized banana and the nutella on top."
The pops are all natural and handmade and some of them really have a kick, like her Mexican hot chocolate flavor.
Paulina Naranjo: "I like to really tap into my Mexican heritage. So I work a lot with arroz con leche, tamarind, spicy pineapple. I absolutely do not use any stabilizers, artificial flavorings, or colorings."
Paulina has partnered with the new South Beach hot spot My Ceviche so you can pick her pops and some ceviche to go.
It's going to be a hot summer go grab a cool treat!
Belkys Nerey: "Paulina's pops run from $2 to $3 and she''ll bring her vintage Mexican pushcart to any event from birthdays to weddings. Extra bonus-some of the money from her sales goes to charity."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Azucar Ice Cream Company
1503 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33135
TEL (305) 381-0369
Distributed at My Ceviche located at 235 Washington Ave in Miami Beach, FL