Friday 17 November, 2017

Five Caribbean Ice Cream brands you need to savour now

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Living in the Caribbean affords us the unique opportunity to experiment with several flavours thanks to the variety of tropical fruits in the region. And nowhere is this more obvious than in our cuisine especially desserts such as ice cream.

From Coconut and Soursop to Guava and Pineapple, our ice cream flavours run the gamut of textures and tastes that can give the best global brands competition. 

Here are five of the Caribbean ice cream brands you may never have heard of but certainly should try. 

Devon House I Scream, Jamaica

No trip to Jamaica is complete without a visit to the famous Devon House Ice Cream parlour. Located in the picturesque estate of the island’s first black millionaire in the heart of Kingston, Devon’s is the place to go for ice cream. Devon House serves over 20 flavours of ice cream including unique flavours such as Crunchy Munchy, Grape Nuts and Devon Stout, flavoured with a local island beer.

The Dreamy Creamy Ice Cream Company, Trinidad

A family-owned company in South Trinidad, Dreamy Creamy makes use of local ingredients to whip up a range of flavours including Soursop, Barbadine, Guava Coconut and Lychee. The company sells retail and also distributes to stores throughout the island.

Bico, Barbados

Listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange, Bico is the island’s biggest ice cream brand that exports its products all over the region. Bico serves up a variety of flavours among them nutmeg, lime sorbet and maple almond among others.

Ciao Café

Located in Scarborough, Tobago, Ciao specialises in fruity, milk free gelatos for that perfect sunny day. You could sample flavours such as Julie Mango, Cream Caramel and Wine and Raisin and Angostura's 1919 rum.

Ferrands, St Lucia

Established in the 70s, Ferrands is a St Lucian brand that specialises in ice cream and yoghurt. Seasonal classics include Eggnog, Nutmeg, Seamoss and Guinness flavours.