So obviously we are going to be obsessed with any ice cream store that is named in homage to Celia Cruz’s signature phrase and has seats made from guayabera shirts. Azucar Ice Cream (1503 SW 8th St., Miami, FL) is all that and more – and the ice cream is more than good! There is a huge list of flavors written on the chalkboard wall, but only a portion are usually on offer. The flavors that stand out are the tropical varieties: plantain, Cuban coffee and mango, etc., and of course Abuela Maria! This flavor consists of Maria sugar cookies (apparently found all over the world in various forms), cream cheese and a guava swirl. We instantly fell in love. It was just like eating a guava cheesecake; absolutely wonderful. This flavor in particular seemed to be so popular that we saw it on offer at several other restaurants throughout the city. If you are in Miami you have to try it!
March 27, 2014 · 8:44 AM