Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

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Friday, April 10, 2015

And the ICE CREAM is super good!

When you're traveling it's hard to know what food to try and what to avoid. Let me say, if you come to Guatemala try the ice cream. There's a brand called Sarita that's really delicious. They have quite a few flavors to choose from in their shops, and my favorite is Rum Raisin.

I'd never eaten Rum Raisin ice cream before, not even sure if they have it in the States, but boy do I love it! It tastes kind of like eggnog, rich and flavorful, and then you get these raisins that are surprisingly good. Raisins in ice cream isn't something I'd necessarily put together but it works.

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  1. Sounds yummy. I love a good ice cream. I usually hold the ice cream container in my hands, comparing weight at the super-market. The heavier ones are always better because they don't whip them full of air.

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    1. Jeff, an excellent tip. I can't stand air whipped ice cream, the cream taste is what I'm after.

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  2. Ooh! I like the sound of this! Rum raisin is definitely available here in Canada but my fave is Maple Walnut! Also, there is this one place in Nova Scotia that has ginger ice cream. yum!

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    1. Oh, ginger ice cream would be amazing. Another one I've never seen in the U.S.

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  3. I'm not a raisin fan but I am a big Ice Cream fan! Frozen yogurt is my fave though.

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  4. Interestingly enough, we have a store here where we live that caters to Mexicans called Fiesta Foods. They have a little lunch counter and an ice cream case that holds the creamiest ice cream on the planet. I'm sure the fat content is very high but the flavors ... oh my goodness! I love to go there to watch them make tortillas on this huge machine, eat some of the most authentic Mexican food and top it off with a bowl of coffee flavored ice cream. I think just the food alone is a good enough reason to live in Mexico.

    Love your blog!

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  5. Funny, Rum & Raisin in my least favourite because it's the one that's most common in Jamaica. Since I've grown older though, I've come to appreciate the flavour more. It's the rum, I think. :)

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  6. Not a fan of raisins in cookies so not sure how I'd feel about them in ice cream.

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  7. I have had rum raisin ice cream. With Hershey right next door and Turkey Hill ice cream made nearby, we have lots of great choices.

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  8. We get rum raison here in Canuckland:) I am so typical-Just give me chocolate:)

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  9. We do have rum raisin here, but then, I bet it tastes better in your new and colorful home. I just watched a NYT video on 36 hours in Antigua Guatemala, and thought of your never ending adventure.

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    1. Mirka, maybe it's just Utah then. I'd never heard of it until I came to Pana. I'd like to see that video.Antigua is lovely.

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  10. They have rum and raisin here Downunder but I don't like it. Do they do the real vanilla sort? I had some once - made by a West Indian friend - nothing like the commercial variety!

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  11. That's it - Guatamala is definitely on the must-visit list!

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  12. Hi Karen - love ice-cream on occasions - and your rum raisin sounds good .. we have it here ... but I tend to go for chocolate, or coffee, or caramel ... cheers Hilary

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  13. I've had rum and raisin before - I thought it was universal! I like it though I don't like rum. That reminds me of lager and lime lollies, which we used to buy from the ice cream van at school and pretend we were drinking lager. Carefree days!

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  14. I love ice cream! And even though I'm a ridiculously picky eater, I will try ice cream flavors that are a little different. There is a chain out of Ohio called Jeni's that has unusual flavors, like goat cheese and cherry. I visit Jeni's every time I go to Nashville. Rum raisin sounds delicious!

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