Nieve de Garrafa (o Barrica)
Nieve de Garrafa (o Barrica) Reviews
I may be a little biased... but best ice cream ever! Apr 26, 2011
Nieve de Garrafa (or sometimes known as Nieve de Barrica as well) is a very typical way of manufacturing ice cream in Mexico.
The way to create this kind of ice cream is very basic, and similar to the one used in Europe, say, 4 centuries ago. The main component of the ice cream machine is a wooden drum, where water, ice and salt are added. They are just to help freeze the ice cream mix (milk, water, eggs, flavors, etc), which is added to a steel container and put inside the wooden drum + ice. The ice cream is mixed by rotating the steel container by hand.
This ice cream forms small crystals, and its flavor is not over sweet like most of the ice cream in the states. So, my recommendation is that whenever you are in Mexico, look for a Nieve de Garrafa store near you and enjoy this wonder! One thing I usually hate about ice cream is that it makes you very thirsty. It won't happen with these ones! Truly refreshing!
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