Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Travels with Brownie: Helados de San Jeronimo

Helado de Mora 
Lawman's family jokes that someday I will be the first importer of helados de San Jeronimo, a line of mini paletas from Colombia that I simply adore. Naturally on a recent trip to Cali for a family wedding, I had to make a pit stop at the airport for a paleta...

How do I love this ice cream? Let me count the ways. The paletas are small so you could either satisfy yourself with a little something sweet (or, you know, have a few). And the flavors! The arequipe (a Colombian equivalent to dulce de leche) and coco (coconut) are two of my favorites. I also love the sweet and creamy café. This time around I tried the mora (a local blackberry), which is Lawman's favorite. At the wedding we had amazing natural fruit pops that are bigger than the San Jeronimos and have a lot more fruit pulp, but that didn't dull my enthusiasm for these wee paletas--that's like comparing a smoothie and a milkshake, I love them both. The mora is sweet, a tad tart, and creamy. Just the right little treat to enjoy before hoping a flight back to Bogotá.

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