Spanish vanilla, 西班牙冰淇 (lit. "Spanish ice cream"), mantecado: This much-loved flavor of Dominican shaved ice, here embodied in a richer, more velvety frozen form, speaks a universal language. LuvUms carries on the tradition made famous by Fabio's Helado de Coco & Tropical Ices, which changed addresses several times over the course of some 30 years before shuttering in 2011.
Helado de Coco at LuvUms Tropical Ices
4716 Seventh Ave. (47th-48th Sts.), Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Open March through October
Also at a seasonal, sibling location, 1124 Surf Ave. (at West 12th St.), Coney Island