By Enza Motta
A Mexican-American ice cream parlor is a dream come true for a Latin-American family. Located at 7782 Wiles Rd, Cieladito’s has carved out a name for itself in Coral Springs.
The idea of Cieladito’s arose after Dulce Carter, who was raised in Veracruz, Mexico, moved to Coral Springs from Virginia with her husband, Shane.
Dulce found it difficult to find traditional Mexican food and desserts in the city. It was then they decided to bring high-quality authentic flavors and offer the best of Mexican cuisine.
Cieladito’s emerged to create a pleasant, clean environment with affordable prices for all– not just the residents of Coral Springs.
Dulce, a former massage therapist, received in-depth training on how to create all the flavors in their store, using fresh ice cream from Florida dairy farm milk that contains no hormones.
The ingredients are as fresh as it gets, too. For instance, their coconut-flavored ice cream is handmade from coconuts plucked from trees in Broward County. Everything they put into their menu items is of the highest quality they can find.
But the similarities to regular ice cream stop there. Mexican ice cream is different due to the Latin American flavors.
From cups full of flan, grape nut, or guava ice cream to specialty Chamoyada’s, Mexican-inspired ice with chunks of mango inside — Cieladito’s has a little bit of everything.
Dulce met Shane about 30 years ago while Shane was in the Army. A year later, they married. They now have four children who help them run the business and have been raised in a home where both cultures and the values of their parents have always been present. According to them, they have taken it upon themselves to teach them the best of each.
Luis Cruz, a Coral Springs resident who frequents this business, told Coral Springs Talk, “They have a smile on their face, and they serve all customers with kindness. The quality of the ice cream is always the same, and you will hardly be able to get the flavor in other places. It’s a place where you can spend time with family and friends as well as sit and relax outside.”
The ice cream parlor is constantly innovating and cooking up new recipes. For example, the launch of a unique chamoyada flavor with tequila and lemon to commemorate Cinco De Mayo.
Chamoyada is a sweet and spicy type of shaved ice — or raspero — prepared with fruit and flavored with chamoy — a spicy condiment.
The tequila and lime chamoyada is a spin on the original Mangonada which is made of mango-flavored Mexican ice with Chamoy, mango fruit, and Tajin.
“The chamoyada and Maria cookie ice cream are the best I’ve ever had,” said Martha Nelly, of Coral Springs as she walked out of Cieladito’s with an ice cream in her hand.
In addition to offering ice cream and candy, on weekends they sell a traditional Mexican dish called esquites, also known as Mexican street corn.
Cieladito’s is located on Wiles Road between University Drive and State Road 7.
Sunday 2–8:00 p.m.
Monday 3–9:30 p.m.
Tuesday 3–9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 3–9:30 p.m.
Thursday 3–9:30 p.m.
Friday 3–9:30 p.m.
Saturday 2-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 2–9:30 p.m.