Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Ice Cream by Flavio

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This ice cream has been pushed through the streets of Ajijic daily for the past 30 years.

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Chances are, you’ve already seen Flavio Aniceto pushing his ice cream cart through the streets of Ajijic. His family has been making and selling nieve de garrafa for the past 30 years.

Maybe you’d recognize him more easily if you heard his familiar sales call, which he belts at the top of his lungs: ¡Nieeeeeeeve nieeeeeeeeve!

Flavio sells two or three flavors at a time, including vanilla, strawberry, lime, mamey, chongos, and others.

Check out this video of another company if you want to see how this popular style of ice cream is made in Mexico:

Last updated April 26, 2019

Dane Strom

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I moved to Ajijic in 2010 when I decided to quit my job of seven years as an editorial assistant at The Denver Post in Colorado. I'm the photographer, web designer, programmer, marketer, writer... the everything behind this website, The Lakeside Guide. All of the businesses on this website appear here for free at no cost to them. If you find this site useful, please consider giving a small donation to become a site patron. Learn more about The Lakeside Guide or check out my other website about photography of Mexico.


Streets of Ajijic

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Flavio usually starts in upper east Ajijic and ends at the plaza.

Mon2:00 pm -7:00 pm
Tue2:00 pm -7:00 pm
Wed2:00 pm -7:00 pm
Thu2:00 pm -7:00 pm
Fri2:00 pm -7:00 pm
Sat2:00 pm -7:00 pm
Sun2:00 pm -7:00 pm

Photos of Ice Cream by Flavio

Strawberry and vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry and vanilla ice cream.

Flavio and his pushcart and barrel of ice cream in 2010.

Flavio and his pushcart and barrel of ice cream in 2010.

Flavio sells ice cream during this funeral procession to the graveyard in 2018.

Flavio sells ice cream during this funeral procession to the graveyard in 2018.

Available in cup or cone. Pictured here: lime.

Available in cup or cone. Ask for vaso or cono. Pictured here: lime (limón).

Flavio Aniceto
Flavio Aniceto

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