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…