Places to Eat South

The Cuban Chinese ice cream connection

The Cuban-Chinese-Puerto Rican ice cream connection When in the South, a must stop you have to make is for ice cream. Why? well you have Fidel Castro to thank for that. Back in 1964 Castro was making life hard for a lot of people and among them was a group of succesful Chinese immigrants. In … Continue reading The Cuban Chinese ice cream connection

Kings Cream

The Cuban-Chinese-Puerto Rican ice cream connection

When in the South, a must stop you have to make is for ice cream. Why? well you have Fidel Castro to thank for that. Back in 1964 Castro was making life hard for a lot of people and among them was a group of succesful Chinese immigrants. In 1964 they had to leave everything behind when they got on a ship to Puerto Rico. The only thing they had with them was a family recipe for ice cream. They found Ponce to their liking and set up a store called Kings Cream close to the main Plaza downtown. Ever since then, Alfredo Louk and Violeta Chang de Louk, the founders, have enjoyed an almost cult status in the South. 

Ice cream in Ponce
Get ready for a natural flavor experience

All natural flavors

Their creations are similar to gelato and are all made in-house. Best of all they use real fruit such as pineapple, acerola, passion fruit, soursop and even peanut. The most popular flavors are coconut and corn.   

It’s an unassuming place except for the taste and the line of people you’ll probably find waiting to savor the frozen delights. 

You owe your palate a treat so make sure you make your way to the South. 

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