Discover the secrets behind Cozumel’s sweet treats
There are many wonderful varieties of Mexican iced products in Cozumel, from sorbets and Mexican paletas, to ice lollies made with natural ingredients. I spoke to René Maranto, owner of the ice-cream parlor, Muak, to ask him what makes his ice cream so unique.
He told me, “Our ice cream is completely natural, without preservatives, artificial flavors or colorants. We are proud to say that we only use fresh, high-quality ingredients to create the best ice cream and sorbet on the island of Cozumel. Our chocolate ice cream is made with dark chocolate from KaoKao, the chocolate factory of Cozumel. All of our frozen treats are kept at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Our ice creams and ice lollies are kept in a deep freezer, so they don’t lose their quality. We also offer a range of alcohol-flavored ice creams like coco con ron, which is a coconut ice cream made with rum.”
They also have some ice lollies made of peanut butter, marshmallow and cajeta. Muak is located on 30th Avenue between 7th street and Hidalgo. Find them on Facebook/@muakmx.
Another delicious ice cream and sorbet parlor is La Flor de Michoacana. Their knowledge of the production of ice cream has been passed down through the generations, which is what makes their products so special. Made in Cozumel, their ice creams are glossy in texture and taste very sweet. Their portions are very generous. Their ice cream, sorbets, ice lollies and Mexican paletas are made with seasonal fruits, and always offered with a smile. My favorite is the Mamey Sapote. La Flor de Michoacana also sells a large selection of sweet, fruity drinks made from lemon and horchata, which is made with rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. You can find them on 10th Avenue, just a ten-minute walk from the ferry. They also have a shop on the other side of the island on the Carretera Transversal – km 2.8. You can find them online on Facebook/@laflordemichoacanczm.