Rum raisin is possibly the most mainstreamed island ice-cream innovation. But Nesberry’s Marlon Davis insists that the Jamaican style of rum raisin served at his shop is a different animal than the stuff you’ll get at Baskin Robbins. “There are secrets on how to make it taste different,” Davis says. “If you try rum raisin at another ice cream shop in the US, it will never taste like ours.” Davis won’t give his secrets away, but we’re pretty sure Wray and Nephew are at least partly involved.
Pictured: Taste The Tropics (1839 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn; 718-856-0821)