Mexican fruit bombs


Forget about the birthday-cake flavored ice cream. At Sweets and Sugars, a Mexican-style ice cream shop at 3051 Freeport Boulevard, there are so many options for fruity treats on the menu, it's actually a relief in the decision-making process (and for the people in line behind you) to rule out any that contain dairy. For delicious instance, the mangoneada: Gunther's Ice Cream Real Fruit Freeze surrounded by chunks of mango, strawberry, cucumber or pineapple sprinkled with chili powder and speared by a straw dipped in tamarind. Or the impressive piñaloca, which looks like a pineapple in mid-detonation, blasting melon shrapnel. The chaya from the fruit bar contains chunks of tropical fruit and melon swimming in a green cilantro-flecked liquid. And there is even chia lemonade. It's going to take a few months to try all the variations, but the weather is warm, and the shop is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. That's ample time to get fruit-bombed.