You won’t find an ice-cream shop in the Caribbean that doesn’t have coconut–unless they’ve run out. The most ubiquitous fruit in the tropics is also one of the most ubiquitous tropical ice creams, from Jamaica to the Philippines. Though some would say coconut is a flavor best enjoyed on its own, some Jamaican/tropical ice cream shops in the Diaspora have come up with some tasty hybrids. JR Sweets, a Jamaican-run shop in Toronto that specializes in boozy ice cream, has a coconut rum flavor, while Nesberry’s features a blend of coconut with pineapple.
Pictured: Nesberry’s (164-17E Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY; 516-881-7782)