Heladería Rosalía Suárez

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Ibarra , Ecuador
Oviedo 7-82
+593 6 295 8722
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Teenage boredom inspired Rosalía Suárez to invent ice creams in the kitchen back in 1897, when she was just 17. Her experimentation led to a discovery – the best ice cream had no cream at all. Rosalía decided to share the sweet treat, and her shop Heladería Rosalía Suárez has been a sensation for more than a century. Helados de paila are actually sorbets stirred with a wooden spoon in a large copper bowl (the paila ) and cooled on a bed of straw and ice. The shop, now run by her grandson, claims the recipe requires pure juice from tropical fruits and egg whites. It’s not entirely possible to imitate – ice from the first versions was brought down from the glacier of Volcán Imbabura, which has since disappeared.