Ice Creamery Features Caribbean Flavors

Ajani Thorpe enjoys a cone of cafe au lait ice cream. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Ice creams and sorbets featuring Caribbean flavors from rum to passion fruit and papaya are a mainstay at the Creme and Cocoa Creamery in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, reports Alexandra Simon in Brooklyn Paper. Owners Omar and Asrid Thorpe, of Panamanian and Haitian descent respectively, opened the ice cream shop at the site of the former coffee shop they ran.

“We’ve always had a passion for making ice cream,” Thorpe said. “And instead of selling other brands we thought of starting our own. That’s where the idea came from.”

The duo and their staff produce small batches of ice cream each week that include rum raisin, a traditional Caribbean variety they make using rums from several countries in the region in order to satisfy true aficionados, the owner said. Other unique confections include a tangy sorbet created using the herb sorrel and fruity flavors such as papaya, soursop, grapenut, passion fruit, and mango.

Go to Brooklyn Paper to read about some novel flavors that the duo are introducing, including some intriguing combinations – bacon and bourbon, anyone?

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