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    Default Coffee dilema - solved

    So for years and years I was looking for something akin to coffee cream (10 to 18% mf) .

    Nothing at MaxiPali, Nothing at Pali, Nothing at La Colonia, Nothing at La Union.

    But browsing the isles at MaxiPalis I had a recollection of evaporated milk. found a 381g can for 36 cord and life is good again - No more 3% wishy washy coffee cream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    So for years and years I was looking for something akin to coffee cream (10 to 18% mf) .

    Nothing at MaxiPali, Nothing at Pali, Nothing at La Colonia, Nothing at La Union.

    But browsing the isles at MaxiPalis I had a recollection of evaporated milk. found a 38g can for 36 cord and life is good again - No more 3% wishy washy coffee cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbudsocket View Post
    Parmalat makes a heavy cream (crema dulce) that can occasionally be found at Pali or La Colonia, as least in Esteli. You could make half n half with that if you can find it. It makes excellent ice cream.


    Yeah,, I buy the Dos Pinos brand at La Colonia. I haven't tried ice cream but that's a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Yeah,, I buy the Dos Pinos brand at La Colonia. I haven't tried ice cream but that's a good idea.


    Just made a batch of home made ice cream today.....used the same recepie as my grandmother except the eggs and cream were not as fresh.

    Her eggs were laid that morning and her cream was milked same day.
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    Canned milk is serious stuff. When I took an archaeology class I found that the discarded cans in trash piles were used to date a site. In seems canned milk was a real luxury for cowboys and miners in the desert. Since the technology of soldering the cans changed over the years and the cans did not rust away in the dry climate, each type of can could be pegged to approximately the decade it was made. Here they are just another site for zancudos to grow. Too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Just made a batch of home made ice cream today.....used the same recepie as my grandmother except the eggs and cream were not as fresh.

    Her eggs were laid that morning and her cream was milked same day.


    Do you have a machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Do you have a machine?


    Yes. The best part is that there was no need for ice and salt. Just freeeze the mixing bucket in the freezer and then 30 minutes later, you have ice cream. Just finished a batch of chocklate chip.

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    There's a little ice cream shop in Leon called "Kiss Me" that serves 'homemade' ice cream. The ice creams - inexplicably - are made in Matagalpa and brought to Leon by refri truck. The shop is located on backpackers' alley across from Big Foot and a few doors north of Via Via. Yet it rarely has any customers. The stuff is overpriced and the portions are chintzy. But it's got bright lights. So my wife & the brood had to try it. I got a cone. The ice cream was flaky - by that I mean it crumbled, they could barely form it into a ball to put atop the cone.

    I quoth the raven to them, "Nevermore, nevermore!"

    IMO, a losing business like that, in such a prime location, has to be a front. White lobsters from the other coast, brought over the mountains thru Matagalpa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    IMO, a losing business like that, in such a prime location, has to be a front. White lobsters from the other coast, brought over the mountains thru Matagalpa?
    Well, you did say it was in a location frequented by backpackers.

    We have shadetree carwashes at many local gas stations in Hicksville, which I've always assumed were fronts for undocumented pharmacists.

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    I know that I am simplistic.....but that seems like a stupid business plan.

    Why not just make good ice cream (not too tough) and make money on white lobster AND ice cream?

    Actually....you just gave me an idea.......lol!

    "Tom's special blend".........Only $20 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Yes. The best part is that there was no need for ice and salt. Just freeeze the mixing bucket in the freezer and then 30 minutes later, you have ice cream. Just finished a batch of chocklate chip.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006ONQOC...a-273692482766


    I'm drooling.
    We had some ice cream maker when we lived in Mexico,, had its own build in refrigeration unit.

    Cream,, some fresh (or other) strawberries,, just about any fruit,, to die for.

    There is an Ukranian cream separator on Ebay for less than $200

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post

    There is an Ukranian cream separator on Ebay for less than $200
    Lemme guess - the Crimea 3000? Homemade ice cream only a peninsula away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Lemme guess - the Crimea 3000? Homemade ice cream only a peninsula away.


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    Ah, Ukrania. On my first visit to Nic the stores like La colonia in plaza espana were short on many things, but they had lots of "Chernobyl beef". Seems they had to kill and can all the cattle in the area before they ate enough radioactive grass to be dangerous to the consumer.
    Almost forgot about Chernobyl beef...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I know that I am simplistic.....but that seems like a stupid business plan.

    Why not just make good ice cream (not too tough) and make money on white lobster AND ice cream?

    Actually....you just gave me an idea.......lol!

    "Tom's special blend".........Only $20 more.
    Don't forget to factor in the Nica family. Probably, one hard-headed member lives in Matagalpa, another hard-headed member lives in Leon, and neither will give up their portion of the business. Or they thought it would be a brilliant plan and will never be convinced otherwise.

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    So one of the Fazebook groups mentioned cutting Creme dulce . Found some yesterday at Colonia. Cut it with 2% regular and it was great. The cream is Solid in the packing so more than 35% for sure. When we are down here more full time, a hit in the blender will calm the "Chunkies" that float to the top.

    Also for the taste of home - Nasty plastic cans of Folgers are available at PriceSmart.
    Not that I am advocating drinking Folgers in country, just when the family is drinking Presto, I can make a pot of Folgers in a silent salute to a coffee tragedy.
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    Woah, to me, Presto tastes better than Folgers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    So one of the Fazebook groups mentioned cutting Creme dulce .
    We use a lot of 'crema dulce' in our house. It's a must on 'repochetas' and mashed potatoes. My wife uses it with her 'gallo pinto', which means, at least, daily. It's a match for sour cream, which is what we buy stateside and neither I, nor the little woman can tell the difference.
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