Ahilly's Ice Cream Brings Refreshing Hispanic Treats To Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FL — Just in time for summer, Ahilly’s Ice Cream has opened at 1464 Gulf-t0-Bay Blvd., Clearwater.

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The new ice cream shop serves Helados Mexican, paletas, frutas , esquites, aguas frescas, mangonadas, tepache, Gansito waffle ice cream, whipped iced coffee and milkshakes like the Gansito milkshake with fresas con crema.

For those who aren’t familiar with these south-of-the-border cool taste sensations, the tepache is a refreshing, slightly fermented drink made from pineapple peels and brown sugar.

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Helados Mexico are all-natural, real fruit traditional Mexican cream ice cream bars that come in flavors like strawberry, coconut and mango.

Gansito is a Mexican snack cake, described as “a strawberry-flavored jelly and crème-filled cake with chocolate-flavored coating.

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In Latin American culture, paletas, which mean “little stick” in Spanish, are frozen creations made from a variety of fresh ingredients which often include fruits like mangoes or cucumbers, edible flowers such as hibiscus, and spices like cinnamon or chili pepper. Sometimes Mexican-style paletas are also dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with chopped nuts.

Frutas are an all-natural artisan frozen product with no preservatives or additives that come in ice cream, yogurt and sorbet varieties.

Mangonadas are a Mexican dessert made of sorbet with mango chunks and chamoy topped with chili powder for a sweet, salty, spicy flavor.

In addition to ice cream treats, Ahilly’s Ice Cream offers lunch specialties like chicharrón, a dish generally consisting of deep-fried pork belly or fried pork rinds.

The shop also offers esquites, a popular Mexican snack made from corn mixed with creamy mayonesa (mayonnaise), freshly crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco.

Taki locos are a popular Mexican street food consisting of tortilla chips topped with pickeled pork rinds, cucumber, jicama, lime juice, Valentina hot sauce, chamoy, Tajin chili powder and Japanese peanuts.

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