Tijuana’s Tepoznieves a tasty ice-cream spot


Have you ever craved some prune ice cream?

What about a dollop of coconut with gin, celery – or pineapple with chile pepper?

These are the kinds of funky flavors you can find at a Tepoznieves ice cream store. It’s a Mexican “gourmet ice cream” chain with two branches just across the U.S. border in Tijuana. The ice cream originated from a Mexican village called Tepoztlan where it was dedicated to the son of the God of Wind sometime before the Spanish conquest of Mexico, according to the Tepoznieves website.

When it gets hot like it has been in Los Angeles lately, I find myself thinking about Tepoznieves ice cream. The stores boast more than 100 ice cream and sorbet flavors. Sure, you can get your traditional ones like chocolate, vanilla and bubble gum. But why not try something more adventurous, like fig, cheese, rice – or tequila!

 The stores are cheerily decorated in a way that emphasizes the confetti-like colors of the ice cream itself. I spent a good hour tasting eight different flavors during a recent visit. The offerings include ice creams that are outlandish mixes of various flavors. “Xilone’s ice cream,” for example, includes the following flavors: corn cake, mango, peach, cherry, pine nuts and chocolate. And for those who find ice cream a little – bland – there are several specials that use chile pepper flavor to add a kick to the flavor.


If you go: There are two Tepozneives in Tijuana. One is at the MacroPlaza anchored by the WalMart at Plaza los Antojos, near the Morelos Park. The one closest to the border is in the Zona Rio along Blvd. Sanchez Taboada. It’s near a Sam’s Club. You can find them on this Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=tepoznieves%20tijuana



ancient times.

4 responses to “Tijuana’s Tepoznieves a tasty ice-cream spot

  1. The tequila is surprisingly good 🙂

  2. Enjoyed your article on Tepoztlan ice cream! Likewise the city of Dolores Hidalgo, in Guanajuato, is famous for its ice cream. Vendors on the plaza sell homemade ices and creams out of huge wooden tubs. They give samples of their offbeat flavors, including roses, guava, chicharron (fried pork skin), mango, octopus … no lie! http://www.mexicoguru.com/dolores-hidalgo.php. Dolores is a traditional and very photogenic Heartland town that figured prominently in Mexican Independence movement.

  3. Deberian abrir una cuenta con facebook ya que estoy segura tendrian bastantes fans y por lo tanto mas personas que internacionalmente sabrian de las deliciosas nieves.

  4. That’s so interesting, Jane. Thank you for sharing!

    Rosio: You are right. I bet that they would get a bunch of fans if they started a Facebook page. Someone should let them know…

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