Nov 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaican ice cream

Toppa Top 10: Ten Classically Caribbean Ice Cream Flavors

Words by Jesse Serwer/Photos by Martei Korley


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Ground Provisions: Ben & Jerry’s Bob Marley-Inspired Ice Cream


Ben & Jerry’s is known for its Woodstock-inspired peace-and-love aesthetic, and ice cream flavors with goofy names occasionally inspired by peace-and-love minded musicians. (See the classic Cherry Garcia, and the more recent Phish Food). So it’s no surprise that the brand would introduce a flavor inspired by the music (or at least the concept) of Bob Marley.

After holding a contest to name the flavor, Ben & Jerry’s newest product (a tie-in with the 30th anniversary of Legend) has been dubbed Satisfy My Bowl, after “Satisfy My Soul,” the classic track from Marley’s 1978 album Kaya. Makes sense. What we’re a bit confused about is what the flavor—banana ice cream with caramel and cookie swirls and chocolate peace signs—has to do with Bob Marley or Jamaica. Sure, bananas grow in Jamaica, as they do across the Caribbean, but the fruit is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when anyone thinks Jamaica. (As far as we know, Marley’s ice cream preferences are undocumented, that is if he partook in the treat at all).

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Outa (Rocky) Road: The Jamaican Ice Cream Shops of Washington D.C.

Words by Jesse Serwer, via the Washington Post

From Tuesday’s Washington Post comes this great article spotlighting Jamaican ice-cream shops in the Washington D.C. area. Apparently, there are quite a few yardie-operated ice creameries serving island specialties like grape nut, ginger, guava, Guinness and rum raisin in D.C.’s Maryland suburbs. Who knew? (Unless you’re lucky enough to be in driving distance of Mount Rainier.)

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