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These Are Some Of The Most Outrageous Ice Cream And Sorbet Flavors From Mexico

So, we say that in today’s technological world, we’ve seen pretty much everything. But have we really?

When it comes to ice cream and sorbet flavors, we are constantly finding new flavor pairings that blow our minds. South of the border, it’s a whole different ballgame when it comes to the flavors invading ice cream shops in Mexico. As we’ll find out, some of them are flavors that should have always existed and others might need to be reconsidered.

1. Avocado Sorbet

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Avocado sorbet is a vegan’s dream because what it lacks in lactose fat it’s compensated by the own fatty oils in the avocado. And while it’s not a dieter’s paradise since it does have a fair amount of sugar, the flavors just explode in your mouth.

2. Rose Petal Ice Cream

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Rose petal ice cream is typical from the coastal state of Veracruz where they take pride in preparing some of the most creative ice creams and sorbets anywhere in the world. Sweet and tangy, it can be a real kicker on your next date.

3. Corn Ice Cream

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Corn ice cream can be reminiscent of a sweet tamale although the texture is definitely not of the salty treat. If you’re craving somewhat like a tortilla combined with a gelato, you’ve got it.

4. Jamaica Sorbet

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Now hibiscus, or Jamaica flower as it’s called south of the border, makes a popular infused drink, but when you turn it into a popsicle, sorbet or sherbet it takes in all new level of goodness. And if you add just a little touch of tequila or mezcal, oh yeah baby!

5. Zapote Ice Cream

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Zapote or naseberry ice cream is a real treat and you can make it with or without egg, with or without milk, but definitely slip in an ounce or two of your favorite liqueur and it becomes a deceitful treat where unbeknownst to you, you’re getting loaded!

6. Cheesecake Ice Cream, pero with queso fresco.

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Cheesecake ice cream is popular all over the world, but in Mexico you can really taste the queso fresco and not just a bunch of sweet dough.

7. Spicy Ice Cream

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Another of the many varieties of Mexican ice creams and sorbets is one made with walnuts and chilies, not the most likely of combinations, but when chilled and mixed with other sweet ingredients takes a personality of its own.

8. Pulque Sorbet

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Pulque is a typical alcoholic beverage from fermented stalks of the maguey plant, a close relative of agave. Although some despise because of its gooey consistency, once converted into its frozen iteration, it’s out of this world!

9. Pasta And Chicken Broth Flavored Ice Cream

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When we say pasta ice cream, were not talking about the Italian variety, but rather the Mexican-style with a definite chicken broth, tomato and spices in it. When frozen it becomes irresistible.

10. Mole Ice Cream

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Mole has many different variations and recipes, after all some takes on mole include over 100 ingredients, so when some ingenious master cook turns this into a frozen treat, anything can happen!

11. Jalapeño Ice Cream

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There are many outlets in the US that make red hot ice creams, but the jalapeño concoction made just north of Mexico City provides the right balance of sweet and tangy with just a little burst of heat in the aftertaste.

12. Tequila Sorbet

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We’ve all heard of tequila lime chicken at franchise restaurants, but tequila lime sorbet kicks it up a notch. Some like to mix in a little bit of cilantro or parsley, while others simply spike it up with a lot more tequila.

13. Mezcal Sorbet

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A close relative of pulque, Mezcal has become the beverage of choice of many millennials in fashionable bars across the US. But with a careful combination of ingredients, both sweet and spicy, the mezcal popsicle can easily chill you off for a week or two.

14. Champagne Ice Cream

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Although not Mexican by nature, champagne is a preferred beverage at all across the world. Once frozen and mixed with eggs, sugar and other ingredients it becomes quite something!

15. Cactus Ice Cream

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Cactus leaf or paddles are typically used in stews with other ingredients such as beef, chicken or pork. But the finely ground leaves, mixed with sugar, water, cinnamon and other spices takes on a whole new dimension in your taste buds.

16. Shrimp Sorbet

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Shrimp might not be the first flavor you thin of when you think sweet treats, but it exists. This is what you call a foodie adventure and it’s worth experiencing at least once.

17. Mazapan Ice Cream

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Peanut mazapan ice cream takes from one of the most popular snacks in Mexican fare and bums it up into a deliciously tasty frozen concoction. The consistency reminds you of peanut butter but raised to the umpteenth level.

18. Epazote Ice Cream

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Epazote, or wormseed, normally goes into black bean preparations, although in its frozen form once combined with sugar, cinnamon and raisins it gives you a mouthful of goodliness in every spoonful.

19. Red Wine Sorbet

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Red wine sorbet is another tricky frozen treat do the fact that sometimes you don’t realize you’re getting a pretty tipsy while enjoying all the sweetness in the popsicle.

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Mexico’s AMLO Wants To Launch New Social Media Network For Mexicans After Twitter Banned Trump

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Mexico’s AMLO Wants To Launch New Social Media Network For Mexicans After Twitter Banned Trump

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Love him or hate him, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has long called himself the voice of the people – and many Mexicans agree with him. That’s why his latest announcement against social media companies has many so worried.

In the wake of Twitter and Facebook’s (along with many other social media platforms) announcement that they would be restricting or banning Donald Trump from their platforms, the Mexican president expressed his contempt for the decisions. And his intention to create a Mexican social network that won’t be held to the standards from Silicon Valley.

Mexico’s AMLO moves to create a social media network for Mexicans outside of Silicon Valley’s control.

A week after his United States counterpart was kicked off Facebook and Twitter, President López Obrador floated the idea of creating a national social media network to avoid the possibility of Mexicans being censored.

Speaking at his daily news conference, AMLO instructed the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) and other government departments to look at the possibility of creating a state-owned social media site that would guarantee freedom of speech in Mexico.

“We care about freedom a lot, it’s an issue that’s going to be addressed by us,” he told reporters. He also added that Facebook and Twitter have become “global institutions of censorship,” sounding a lot like the alt-right terrorists that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

“To guarantee freedom, for freedom, so there’s no censorship in Mexico. We want a country without censorship. Mexico must be a country of freedom. This is a commitment we have,” he told reporters.

AMLO deeply criticized the moves by Twitter and Facebook to ban Trump from their platforms.

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AMLO – like Trump – is an avid user of social media to connect with his constituents. He’s also been known to spread falsehoods and boast about his achievements on the platforms – sound familiar?

So, it came as little surprise when he tore into social media companies for ‘censoring’ Donald Trump, saying that they have turned into “global institutions of censorship” and are carrying out a “holy inquisition.”

Nobody has the right to silence citizens even if their views are unpopular, López Obrador said. Even if the words used by Trump provoked a violent attack against his own government.

“Since they took these decisions [to suspend Trump], the Statue of Liberty has been turning green with anger because it doesn’t want to become an empty symbol,” he quipped.

So what could a Mexican social media network be called?

The president’s proposal to create a national social media network triggered chatter about what such a site would or should be called. One Twitter user suggested Facemex or Twitmex, apparently taking his inspiration from the state oil company Pemex.

The newspaper Milenio came up with three alternative names and logos for uniquely Mexican sites, suggesting that a Mexican version of Facebook could be called Facebookóatl (inspired by the Aztec feathered-serpent god Quetzalcóatl), Twitter could become Twitterlopochtli (a riff on the name of Aztec war, sun and human deity Huitzilopochtli) and Instagram could become Instagratlán (tlán, which in the Náhuatl language means place near an abundance of something – deer, for example, in the case of Mazatlán – is a common suffix in Mexican place names.)

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Carlos Villagrán Is Running To Be Governor Of Querétaro


Carlos Villagrán Is Running To Be Governor Of Querétaro

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We all remember Carlos Villagrán as Quico from “El Chavo del Ocho.” The actor and Mexican icon is now entering the world of politics. Villagrán is entering the race for governor of Querétaro.

Actor and comedian Carlos Villagrán wants to be governor of Querétaro.

Affectionately known as Quico from “El Chavo del Ocho,” Villagrán is someone we grew up with. Now, decades after his famous role ended, Villagrán is hoping to open a brand new chapter in his life: politics.

“After 50 years of making people laugh, I find myself on another platform, which does me a tremendous honor,” Villagrán said during a press conference after filing paperwork.

Villagrán has been thinking about entering Mexican politics for a while.

It is never easy to decide if you want to become a politician. Your private life is no longer private and everything you do is suddenly under intense scrutiny. Villagrán did take time mulling over the idea before filing his paperwork to be a candidate for governor of Querétaro. He registered under the local Querétaro Independiente Party.

“I can’t say anything, because I still don’t know anyone and I have to talk to people to find out what it is about. So, I could not say anything at this moment,” Villagrán told El Universal when still debating the idea.

Villagrán created a Twitter account after announcing his candidacy and is hitting the talking points hard.

Villagrán’s official Twitter account has only pushed tweets highlighting QiBook. The social media platform is specific to Querétaro and is hoping to foster some economic and commercial success in the state.

Fans around the world are wishing him so much success.

Villagrán character Quico is one of the most celebrated characters in Latin America. The wild success of “El Chavo del Ocho” has made Villagrán a face that people throughout Latin America know and love.

However, some people are not excited to see another entertainer enter politics.

We have seen entertainers become politicians and it isn’t always a good thing. The current governor of Morales is Cuauhtémoc Blanco, a former soccer player, and people are not loving him and his leadership. We will no better about his chances of running on Feb. 8 when things are finalized.

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