Postcard from Belize: Coconut Ice Cream, Manelly's, San Pedro

I should be working right now, but I'm having a horrible time focusing. I just got back from Belize, where I spent about five days with some friends. My whole attitude is completely readjusted, and work just doesn't seem important (though it is, and I do love my job).

Pretty soon I'll manage to get back on track and be all caught up, but until that time, I thought I'd sneak off for five minutes and share this photo of the house-made coconut ice cream I had at Manelly's in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Creamy, a bit fatty, and full of suspended flakes of real coconut, this ice cream knocked the socks off the gelato I had in Italy last month.

The following night, I went back to Manelly's and tried a cup of fresh banana ice cream. The coconut was by far the winner, but the banana had not a hint of artificial flavoring and was nearly as good.