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York Castle Tropical Ice Cream (Broward)

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York Castle Tropical Ice Cream (Broward)

s.m. koppelman | Dec 10, 2004 01:57 PM

I think they have two locations, one somewhere in Lauderhill where they make the stuff, and one on southbound US 441 a block south of Broward Blvd. on the Plantation/Ft. Lauderdale border.

Lots of Latin and Caribbean flavors and a few Asian ones too. Very creamy, high-butterfat stuff and very flavorful. Been there a couple of times and sampled quite a few beyond the ones I've ordered.. On the Caribbean end, they make a great Grape Nut, nicely infused with softened cereal, and a rich but low-key Guinness. The soursop (a.k.a. guanabana) conveys the fluffy, bread-like texture of that fruit. The ginger is strong and bright, and the "fruit bowl" flavor has this nice cherry-guava thing going on. The lychee didn't do much for me, and not even their creamy green tea can make me like green tea ice cream, but that's not their fault, and anyhow batting .900 ain't bad.

Since the owner is Jamaican, I'd venture a guess they use powdered Horlick's in their malteds if you're so inclined.

The business is a transplant from the DC area, and the owner seems to have drawn favorable reviews already from both the New Times and Citylink, which points to some good PR skills, which will help given the location on a stretch of 441 that's not exactly teeming with the kinds of family-oriented businesses ice cream entrepreneurs usually look for.

N.B.: the places closes at 8:30 PM most nights.

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