Meet Alex, the “Superstar of the Old Square” and you’ll immediately understand why he deserves that title. Find him and his delicious coco glacé in Plaza Vieja in old Havana passing out his ever-popular treat to locals and travellers looking for something refreshing on a hot day. And since Havana can get quite hot, these local treats are a must when you’re out exploring. Coco glasé is coconut-based ice cream suitable for vegans (made from coconut milk and coconut water) that comes in a variety of flavours, from pineapple to mango to guava (and including, of course, coconut).
This colourful red cart is a popular spot for many who pass through buzzing Plaza Vieja – with good reason, no matter which flavour you’re after. Alex, the cart’s proprietor, is friendly and enthusiastic with a vibrant personality. Stop by, say hello and order yourself a coco glasé whenever you’re in need of something sweet to cool you down in Havana’s heat.