Journal of Alta California

A Lot More Than 31 Flavors

The first taste that hits your mouth is… green apple? It’s as if you ate a green apple next to a campfire built of cedar wood. You take another bite of your ice cream, luxuriating in the tart creaminess. This is exactly what you’d want to be eating on the most punishingly hot day of the year — which makes sense, because the ice cream is made of nopal, otherwise known as prickly pear cactus.

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