Ice Cream around the World – Cuba

Coppelia ice cream parlor
Coppelia ice cream parlor

In Cuba, ice cream is sold at the state-run Coppelia chain of ice cream parlors. Coppelia was founded in 1966 by Fidel Castro, a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008, his aim to introduce his love of dairy products to the Cuban masses and to prove that a communist enterprise could provide better ice cream and flavor selection than American brands. In Havana the capital, the Coppelia parlor is an architectural icon and a major landmark and meeting place in the city. Continue reading Ice Cream around the World – Cuba