I can’t deny it: I have a sweet tooth. And next to ice cream I developed a distinctive craving for chocolates, over the years. Now, a heladeria that offers more than twenty different chocolate flavours alone truly sounds like heaven. Ca’n Miquel is such a unique place: chocolate con naranja (orange) is a must, jaimaicano con almendras (a dark chocolate with almonds) offers an even better mouth feeling, and then there is jamaicano cookies… But I love many of Miquel’s other flavors, too, in particular the fruit sorbets, made from fresh fruit, only: lemon with orange, raspberry, peach, mango, passion fruit, you name it. On a hot day I sometimes ask for a freshly squeezed jugo de naranja (orange juice) with a scoop of lemon or vanilla ice and a straw. This flavor always reminds me of my favorite childhood ice cream, Capri.
Miquel Solivellas founded his heladeria in 1979, together with his wife Pola, and he loves to experiment with new flavors until today. In the summertime, you have a hard time choosing from more than 90 different flavours. It’s only slightly easier during wintertime when Ca’n Miquel’s selection of ice creams is a little smaller. Next to their delicious ice creams he also offers homemade pralinés, cookies, cakes – and horchata de chufa, a refreshing drink made of raw tigernuts which is extremely popular all over Spain.
Palmesanos often bridge the gap between lunch and dinner with a snack, maybe a couple of tapas, and why not an ice cream? So the late afternoon is the busy time when people meet at Miquel’s for a sweet something and a chat. You can also browse through the dailies or the internet, there’s free WiFi. 365 days a year, mind you.