Rex Cream @ Isabela

9 Jul

A few weekends ago,  I went on a weekend trip with my friend Rosani to the beautiful town of Isabela, located in the northwest side of Puerto Rico.   Isabela is where my grandfather’s family is from. 

We loved visiting Isabela when I was younger – to visit the family and to go to the beach.  Isabela is a surfer town so there are beaches for everyone.  We stayed at a nice resort, but we are locals and do not like to be confined to resort world.  When we went into town, it was sooooooo hot that my body only craved cold things instead of lunch.  That’s when we discovered this little ice cream shoppe called Rex Cream.  The place is called and it’s located in a side street off the Plaza.  Their ice creams looked like gelatos, but they are all done with milk, cream or water.  None of them include eggs.  These were sooooooo good that we went there 2 days in a row.

Rosani ordered Coconut the first day and Corn the second.  Here’s a picture of the Corn ice cream.  Can you see the pieces of yellow corn?  They can garnish them with cinnamon if you like.  They tasted creamy, sweet and made of real stuff… none of that crappy artificial fillers.  We have a place in Lares that supposedly was where the corn ice cream was invented… Rosani’s palette says the Isabela version is way better.

I went for something tangier – Tamarind and Passion Fruit.  Mine were more like sorbets.  Super tangy, super refreshing…  I ordered Tamarind the first day but the second day I got a combo cup.

Every time we went, we walked over to the Plaza to sit on a shaded bench and eat our ice creams.  Unfortunately, the feeling was not too lasting because the heat would melt our ice creams really fast.  But they’re sooo good, it was all worth it.

If you’re ever in the Isabela area, stop by Rex Cream and have a delicious ice cream in my name…


11 Responses to “Rex Cream @ Isabela”

  1. babo March 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    if you really were a local you would know about rex cream and how nearly every pueblo has one or at least an imitation such as rocex icecream in moca

    • karmafreecooking March 3, 2010 at 10:33 am #

      Y tu eres local de dónde???? Por que yo soy local del Area Metro… ratona de cuidad y a orgullo.

  2. Myriam March 29, 2010 at 2:09 am #

    I’m originally from Puerto Rico and I really know what you mean when talking about the Rex ice cream. Everytime I visit my family–I have to stop and get coconut ice-cream. However, the cake ice-cream and the corn ice-creamare great too!!! I wish I can get recipes similar to those in Rex-ice cream store. It is so difficult to find coconut ice cream here in WA that is not even funny. Hagen-Daaz use to have one(similar to the one in the Rex store) but they discontinue the product becauseof low sales. 😦

  3. rexline May 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Our team and I would like to share our appreciation for your comments in this site. We’ll invite you for another visit here in Isabela or all others locations in the west area (Aguadilla, Aguada, San Sebastian, Cabo Rojo, Sabana Grande and Mayaguez – headquarters) to taste our latest flavors.

    Once again, Thanks for your great compliments.

    The Rex Cream Team

    • Monica C. Diaz August 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Do you deliver to Kansas? 😥 We miss our “helado de maÍz” with canela!

      • KarmaFree Cooking August 19, 2013 at 8:10 am #

        Ay Mónica!!!!! Don’t you wish teleporting à la Star Trek was available already??? Hope you can get to taste it in person real soon!!!

        In the meantime, I’ll try to gather you a recipe. OK??? Madelyn.

    • Rosa September 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

      Do you deliver to Georgia?

  4. Rosa September 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    You need to open a place here in Georgia It will be a hit…

  5. Rosa September 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    Do you deliver to Georgia?

    • KarmaFree Cooking September 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

      I don’t think ice cream delivery is a thing yet…. but we should look into it, no??? 😉 Madelyn.

  6. Keila Lopez August 16, 2016 at 4:17 am #

    I need this recipe!! We need this in New Jersey!

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