It didn’t take long for me to find ice cream in Peru. Anyone who knows of my frequent trips to the District’s Thomas Sweet or Davidson’s Caroline Cones is aware of what just might be an…obsession of sorts. I figure it’s a good one to have.
This very ice cream is made from lucuma fruit combined with both chocolate and pecan bits. Lucuma is distinctly Peruvian, originating from the Andean valleys and dating back to indigenous burial sites within these regions. The fruit itself (which I have since tried) is quite dry in taste, unlike anything I’d ever had before. In contrast to the anticlimatic lucuma fruit tasting, my lucuma ice cream was the perfect amount of sweet. A bad fruit to eat plain, but delicious when enhanced with copious amounts of cream and sugar. Funny how that works isn’t it?