Mérida is preparing to host an ice cream festival, just in time for summer.
The festival will kick off 11 a.m. Sunday at Parque de La Paz, right across from the Centenario Zoo.
The event will feature upwards of 40 vendors with various takes on the world’s most famous cold treat.
“The event will be a great time and a delicious way to keep the heat at bay,” said the event organizer, chef Rodrigo Aguilar
Aside from the standard fare of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, Yucatán is home to some rather exotic flavors when it comes to ice cream.
Parque de la Paz has become a popular venue for food festivals, given its large open spaces.
Some of these include flavors naturally extracted from Yucatán’s most exotic fruits, including dragonfruit (pitaya), zapote (sapodilla), and currant (grosella).
Ice cream can be found just about everywhere in Yucatán, from fancy restaurants to streetside mobile vendors selling a variety of cold treats out of a pushcart.
Aside from ice cream, which is cream-based, other treats including sorbets and granizados, will also be on offer.
Another popular frozen treat in Yucatán is bolis, a type of frozen-juice pop that is very popular in Yucatán, especially with children.
Aside from traditional ice cream and other cold treats, more international twists on the ice cream formula such as the Italian gelato have also become popular among Yucatécos.