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You can taste rum-soaked flan ice cream for free on Friday — but don’t forget your ID

This ice cream shop is a gem in Little Havana

Azucar in Little Havana features ice cream with flavors inspired by the owner's Cuban-American roots.
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Azucar in Little Havana features ice cream with flavors inspired by the owner's Cuban-American roots.

I scream, you scream, we all slur our words for rum-infused ice cream.

Azucar ice cream shop in Little Havana, which boasts Latin flavors in its gelato-style ice cream, has teamed with Havana Club rum to create a rum-soaked, flan-flavored ice cream.

The best part? The shop will give away a scoop to the first 1,000 people in line when the store opens Friday at 11 a.m. (Does that count as day drinking?) Bring identification, because the shop won’t serve the samples to those who are under 21.

“We’ve been very busy creating new flavors,” Azucar founder Suzy Batlle said.

It’s the latest collaboration for Azucar and Batlle, who said she has tapped back into her Cuban nostalgia. Earlier this month, Batlle debuted Café Bustelo ice cream. It’s made by soaking Bustelo coffee grounds in the ice cream base for 48 hours.

“Right up until you freeze it, you’ve basically made a cortadito,” Batlle said. “And you can taste it. It’s totally like drinking a cup of café cubano.”

She even made a Violetas ice cream, inspired by the Royal Violets baby cologne that suffuses all Cuban babies. (“It’s perfume-y, but people love it,” she said.) Azucar also will serve the new flavors at its upcoming spot in the Timeout Miami Market in South Beach, set to open in March.

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Azucar ice cream

1503 SW 8th St., Little Havana

Miami Herald food editor Carlos Frías won the 2018 James Beard award for excellence in covering the food industry. A Miami native, he’s also the author of “Take Me With You: A Secret Search for Family in a Forbidden Cuba.”


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