Little Havana (Miami), Florida February 3, 2012 - Azucar Ice Cream Company, LLC is unveiling a collection of limited edition Valentine’s Day flavors sure to make your lover swoon. Inspired by exotic flavors from the around the world, the collection features premium, high quality ingredients including organically grown red rose petals, imported Valrhona® cocoa, and morsels of Godiva® dark chocolate caramels.
“I wanted the combination of ingredients in each ice cream to make palette’s pop and have people’s taste buds do a little dance.” says owner, Suzy Batlle. “Ice cream should make customer’s blush and remind them of their first kiss!”
Opposites attract at Batlle’s Little Havana scoop shop, where unusual combinations such as “Red Hot Lover” (banana ice cream with Red Hots® cinnamon candies) make curious customers try the taboo combination. The Godiva® Chocolate Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream, “9 1⁄2 Caramels”, brings together a lusty combination of dark chocolate, caramel swirls and sea salt sure to make even the likes of Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke blush.
Azucar Ice Cream Company is taking reservations for the limited edition pints by phone for pickup at the store. Two pints from the Limited Edition Valentine’s Day collection are $20 plus tax. Regular flavors from the 24 daily choices are $8 a pint. To order contact (305) 381-0369. The Valentine’s Day collection, available during the month of February, features the following ice cream flavors:
Mi Bon Bon (Chocolate-Cherry Ice Cream) Sweet-n-tart black cherries folded inside homemade dark chocolate Belgium ice cream.
“Red Hot” Lover (Banana Ice Cream with Cinnamon Red Hots®) A taboo combination of delicately sweet, all natural banana ice cream with spicy cinnamon Red Hots® candies.
Besitos (Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream with Meringues) Little kisses of light, crispy pink merenguitos (meringues) delicately folded inside homemade creamy vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream.
91⁄2 Caramels (Vanilla Ice Cream with Godiva® Chocolate Caramels) A torrid love affair between Godiva® dark chocolate caramels and creamy vanilla ice cream. We add a hint of sea salt for that extra little *bite*.
Zapaticos de Rosa (Rose Petal Ice Cream) This sweet and innocent courting between organic rose petals and premium cream will remind you of your first love.
About Azucar Ice Cream Company, LLC: Azucar Ice Cream Company, LLC crafts artisanal gourmet ice creams and tropical sorbets using all natural and high quality ingredients. Inspired by the nostalgic flavors from Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America, the ice cream boutique has received local fanfare and international acclaim for their unique, only-in-Miami flavor profiles. The store’s most popular ice cream flavors include Mamey, Mango, Key Lime Pie, Rum Cake and Abuela Maria®, the store’s original creation of premium vanilla ice cream featuring ruby red Guava, Cuban-style Maria Crackers and morsels of cream cheese.
Located in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, the store has established itself as a must-try destination on local food tours and has found itself at the top of foodie’s Best-of-Miami lists. Grace Della, founder of Miami Culinary Food Tours says, “...with flavors such us flan, passion fruit and mamey, this is a real Cuban experience that you cannot miss when you are in the neighborhood." The Wall Street Journal raved, “If you want a different sort of guilty pleasure, head to tiny Azucar for an ice cream in tropical flavors”.
Since its opening in August 2011, Azucar Ice Cream Company has been featured in numerous world-wide publications including the Miami Herald, Cooking Light magazine and the BBC. “Ice cream is fun! Ice cream is a good time!” says Suzy Batlle about her artisanal confections.
For more information about Azucar Ice Cream Company, LLC visit the company’s website: http://www.azucaricecream.com or call (305) 381-0369