Toppa Top 10: Ten Classically Caribbean Ice Cream Flavors

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October 2, 2014

10. Mango

Now, the mango is one of those tropical fruits that gets around. You can probably find a pint of mango ice cream in the freezer aisle of your local supermarket right this minute, no matter where you live. (Ben & Jerry’s makes a mango sorbet.) But it won’t taste like the scoop you’ll get in Jamaica, or “tropical” ice cream shops in the U.S. like Brooklyn’s Taste the Tropics or North Carolina’s Caribbean Royale. And it’s not just because of the high butter fat. As Marlon Davis, the Jamaican-born founder of Nesberry’s, a chain of three tropical ice-cream shops in Long Island and Queens, explains: “The type of mango we use gives it a particular tasteโ€”it takes like mangoes from the Caribbean, specifically.”

Pictured: Taste the Tropics (1839 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn; 718-856-0821)