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La Reina de Michoacan, Welcome Relief from Fresno Heat

glazebrookgirl | Jul 26, 200603:28 PM     17

A quick reminder to all you suffering Chowhounds in Fresno, La Reina de Michoacan is a Mexican ice cream and paleta shop on Belmont street in Fresno. Hubby and I went over there this past weekend looking for relief from the scorching heat in the Central Valley.

I was absolutely desperate for shave ice, but could not locate any shave ice in Fresno. I know that the Farmer's Market at Riverpark and the Clovis Farmer's Market would have one, but this was Sunday and neither market was available. Anyway, if anyone in Fresno knows where shave ice(not snowcone) is available, please tell me!

Anyway, I arrived at the store and ordered the raspados(basically a snowcone) because I needed something. I wanted limon. My raspados had waaaaayyy too much syrup in it, turning my ice into a soup. The flavor was okay, but I would stick to the paletas and ice cream.

Hubby had the chongos zamoranos, which is kinda like a cheesecake ice cream with a cinnamon flavor. I thought it tasted like dulce de leche. It was quite good, although I think it would be great to mix the cappucino flavor with the chongos for a chocolatey cheesecake flavor. Yum!

They have a huge selection of paletas as well as at least 20 different flavors of ice cream. Most of them are fruit, but they do have walnut, cappucino, and the chongos.

The really weird thing about the store is that it is not air conditioned on the customer side of things. They have a few tables and chairs in the store, but I would recommend hopping back into your car and enjoying your ice cream in the coolness of air conditioning.

La Reina de Michoacan
720 E. Belmont (at Broadway)
Open daily from 10am-8pm
559.485.3013

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