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Apr 16, 2009 01:26 PM

Anglophone Caribbean Dessert (Twin Cities)

I am charged with the task of creating a dessert inspired by or coming from the Anglophone Caribbean (
Does anyone ...

1. know where I can get a soursop fruit, tamarind juice or frozen tamarind, hibiscus juice in the twin cities?

2. have any additional suggestions for dessert options?

I am planning to make a sorbet/ice cream sampler using ingredients from the area, but would love to hear if anyone knows of any really great desserts from this area.

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  1. Folks- Please start a new thread on Home Cooking if you would like to discuss potential recipes. Please use this thread to discuss where to find the necessary ingredients locally.


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      1. Sounds fun!

        I pass by this place on Lake Street (nearish to 34th) all the time called "Tropicworld Food" appears to be a Caribbean market (if it weren't for the "food" part of their name, I would have assumed they sold brightly-colored tropical fish). I always mean to stop in and check it out, but never get a chance to. Perhaps give them a jingle and see if they can help? according to my pal Google: 612.870.0663

        I think I've seen tamarind, and maybe even hibiscus, juice at one of the Mexican markets on Lake nearish to Bloomington.

        Good luck and please let us know what you find out.


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        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          About a year ago, I was in that little market on Lake. I picked up some frozen Jamaican Patties and a jar of Walkers Wood Scotch Bonnet pepper sauce. They had an amazing array of condiments on the shelves, though I couldn't say for certain that they have any of the OP's specific requests. Check dates on the packaging. The sauce was a bit outdated but tasted fine. I don't think anything bad could live and thrive in the scotch bonnet environment. :)

        2. I picked up some non-frozen cryovac'd tamarind a few weeks back on a shopping trip, but i cant say for sure where from. I want to say it probably came from United noodle or even the (surprisingly well-stocked) ethnic aisle at the midway cub.