Josquared gets my vote for Chowhound of the year for reporting this new place that makes its own Mexican Ice Cream, paletas, top-notch pan dulce and maybe the Bay Area’s best aqua frescas.
Don’t have time to write much but today I had the fresh coconut paleta dipped in chocolate and it was probably one of the finest things I’ve ever put in my mouth.
The paleta itself was just stellar, chock full of fresh coconut. With that dip in chocolate it took it to the next level of greatness
But wait ... there’s more. They also have the toppings like sprinkles or nuts. I was asked if I wanted anything sprinkled on it after the dip. This first time, no, but, next time ... dipped in nuts ... almond joy, emphasis on the joy.
The paleta are the best. The Mexican ice cream can be hit and miss. Anything with coconut they do well. The pina colada is really nice. The prune I tried today ... first taste on the tongue didn’t impress and then the flavor just opened up into so much tastiness. I also like the chongos ice cream very much.
Some of the misses, to me because of over sweetness and/or seeds were banana, rompole (Mexican eggnog) and tuna (cactus) Here’s additional tasting notes from Josquared.
Not to mention the wonderful aqua frescas with two inches of fruit floating on top of the jar. The strawberry has finely diced, mascerated fresh berries so that each sip contains bits of berries. The berries are so generous that when the aqua is gone, there’s a bit of berry on the bottom to enjoy. The wonderful melon (and I’m not a melon aqua fresca fan), had 1/3 cup of fresh melon to eat.
They too have little cellophane bags of cookies on the counter.
La Michoacana Ice Cream & Bakery
504 Broadway, Vallejo