Eatery - La Nueva Reyna De Michoacan (CA)

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300 E 4th St Ste 101, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Pricing - $ | Dining - To-Go | Cuisine - Ice Cream

After I met a friend for some lunch in downtown Santa Ana, he asked me if I had had Mexican ice cream before. A little confused, I mentioned that I had had paletas before but he said that there was a place down the street that had the ice cream itself (not popsicle form). As the curious foodie, I agreed to head over.

It was a small little shop that was cash only and quite mom-and-pop. The majority of things were in Spanish and the clientele didn't really speak any English. We wandered over to the Mexican ice cream area (they sell other ice cream too in the first display - Thrifty flavors which are still good) past the paletas. I was very curious about the queso (cheese) one and tried a tad of that. Then I opted for the chongos (milk and cinnamon candy).

It was great! I quite enjoyed the rich, creaminess of the milk flavor that was very well flavored with cinnamon. There were also soft pieces of the Mexican candy in. I guess the best thing I could liken it to is if you had cookie dough ice cream but the cookie dough was snickerdoodle dough. Delish!