I can just imagine that after I post this I’m going to get a lot (not really a lot, probably not any) of emails saying, “thanks for waiting until the end of the summer to talk about this place!” Well, there isn’t a lot to say to that, but fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your outlook) Memphis will probably continue to have nice warm days that call for a trip to La Michoacana for authentic Mexican homemade ice cream.
The first thing that I noticed, even before the ice cream was this awesome sign explaining that they are a family business. Then they invite their customers to be a part of the family. I think that is the lure of the local business. In addition to a good product, you can get a sense of community, which I think on some level we are all looking for.
The other thing that we are all looking for is an awesome cold treat, and La Michoacana delivers on that account. K was adventurous and went for the rose petal cream popsicle (creamsicle?). It tasted exactly like you would expect, like a mouthful of cold roses, in a good way. It was too adventurous for me, but I enjoyed the bite that I had. (Not posted in this blog, but my adventurous favorite is the pineapple-chile powder popsicle).
Since I am not adventurous, as evidenced by the pink gingham shirt below (described by a coworker as making me look surprisingly wholesome), I went with a traditional flavor. The caramel cream popsicle was awesome. Definitely recommended.
On one of Memphis’ most awesome streets, Summer Avenue, you can find a place that makes you feel like Summer all year round, so get on over there. See you there!
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Memphis, TN 38122