La Michoacana is one of those small known-unknown places. Nobody talks about this place, yet all local Memphians seem to known and love it. I visited La Michoacana for the first time a few weeks ago. It has been on my list to try for quite sometime, as I have heard nothing but rave reviews about.
When I pulled up to the building, my heart filled with excitement like a five year old child. The place even looks exciting. The writings on the outside of the windows make it seem like a fun place to be.
The inside of the building is just as fun as the outside. Brightly colored walls, kids drawings, and photos of customers having fun all make the place inviting. It seems like they drew their inspiration from a preschool or Sunday School classroom.
The main difference is that preschools don’t smell like corn. Yes, this place smells like corn.
La Michoacana has many sweet options for you to choose from. They have paletas, which cost $2 a piece. Many swear by these popsicles. They also have ice cream. The commonality between it all is that you will find flavors here that you cannot find anywhere else. Tequila, Rose, Corn, Jalapeno, etc. The ice cream flavors go on.
I opted for a small papaya ice cream. Scott, who tends to shy away from weird sweets, opted for strawberry. My papaya ice cream was fantastic. You can tell that they make the ice cream in house. It’s the perfect consistency. It has a rich sweetness to it, but overly-fruity sweet. It’s also very creamy. Scott’s strawberry was above par as well. It was also sweet, without being overly fruity. They seem to have the right flavor and texture recipes to all of their ice cream. I was amazed.
I live so close to this place, that I cannot believe I have not tried it yet. I will be back soon, that is for sure. Jerry’s Sno Cones now has some competition for my love.
La Michoacana does not have a website or social media presence, but you can find more reviews at Yelp and Urbanspoon. You can also find write-ups by I Love Memphis, Dining with Monkeys, Whining and Dining, and WMCTV5.