Where do you go for great ice cream in Trinidad & Tobago?
We like the old-time ice cream carts like B&M, Mama’s and Willie’s, but sometimes we crave the cold stuff at the end of meal or in a nice indoor environment like a restaurant.
Here are six places that we love to stop in or just linger after a great meal for their housemade ice cream:
DREAMY CREAMY ICE CREAM CO. (Debe & San Fernando, Trinidad) – Ice-cream obsessed? Get your fix from nearly 30 Dreamy Creamy flavours in wafflecones, milkshakes and sundaes. Flavours are all over the map with seasonal greats like the Black Cake or Ponche de Creme along with tropical and signature favourites such as the Coconut Sorrel Swirl and Manzanilla Madness ice creams respectively. Frozen yogurt is also available including Ginger Coconut and Strawberry yogurts. Dreamy Creamy is also sold at UpMarket or can be ordered via Whooosh Home Delivery Service (link to menu picture with Dreamy Creamy Ice Cream).
SHORE THINGS CAFE & CRAFT (Lambeau, Tobago) – Delicious tropical-inspired ice creams (and sorbets) are the focus here with everything from Pumpkin-Coconut to Passion Mango. The best part is that you can enjoy your ice cream against a backdrop of chirping birds and the sounds of the ocean.
CHAUD CREOLE (St. Anns, Trinidad) – Anyone for Benne Ball Ice Cream? Using local favourites and ingredients, Chaud Creole turns out creative ice cream flavours like the Benne Ball Ice Cream, a sticky cold treat paired with a Cocobel Chocolate Mousse. And for those avoiding milk, there are equally fantastic non-dairy choices including a Roasted Banana Sorbet.
KARIWAK VILLAGE RESTAURANT (Crown Point, Tobago) – Kariwak’s ice cream and sorbets are a perfect way to wrap up a lunch or dinner. The housemade ice cream menu is sure to please with choices like an intense Coffee Ice Cream or the palate-cleansing Pineapple Sorbet.
MORE VINO/MORE SUSHI (Woodbrook & San Fernando, Trinidad) – Stop in for a meal or dessert, but be sure to order the uniquely craveable Sorrel Swirl, Rummy Coconut, Black Pepper or Java Mocha made by Sweet Spot Ice Cream. This local company is cranking it out for the grown-up set and ice cream connoisseurs, as it’s made from heavy cream and milk (rather than just milk) rendering it much creamier than your average ice cream.
CIAO CAFE (Scarborough, Tobago) – Although Ciao actually makes gelato, this list wouldn’t be complete without them. For us, Ciao’s authentic housemade gelato is a must anytime we’re in Tobago. Customers can choose from cream-based or fruit flavours like a intensely fruity Strawberry or Blueberry (our personal favourite), decadent Tiramisu, slighty boozy Wine & Raisin (Malaga) or the fun Smurf gelato.