Ice cream flavors from the last few days:
- Arroz con leche (rice pudding)
- Ananá (pineapple)
- Maracuyá (passion fruit)
- Crema de higo con nuez (fig with walnuts)
- Sambayón con cerezas (Sambayón is a version of the French name for zabaglione, a dessert or sauce made with Marsala; this rendition had cherries added. This is definitely a staple flavor here. There are usually two or three -- or even more -- kinds of sambayón on the menu in most heladerías)
I spoke to the owner of the shop where I found it for a good half hour and began our conversation by congratulating him on a rice pudding ice cream well made. It really was great, with a swirl of cinnamon and flecks of lemon zest.
Is it worth mentioning that in the middle of all this ice cream tasting, I went to my dentist?
No cavities, but she said I was fatter than the last time she saw me.
Naturally, that was all I could think about afterward on the bus ride to the ice cream shop.