Armstrong's Ice Cream
St Croix, USVI
Stay Cool With Armstrong’s Ice CreamArmstrong’s has been producing homemade ice cream in Frederiksted for more than 115 years. During my childhood in St. Croix, we always had a tub of another local favorite, Island Dairies, in the freezer. That was good, but better suited to everyday use, like a favorite pair of jeans. Armstrong’s, on the other hand, was special; more of a once a week treat…the Sunday best to those favorite jeans. In those days, the Armstrong family ran the business from their home, bringing their special treats to the masses by way of a light-green truck, “Quality at Its Best” inscribed on the side. Now, as back then, Armstrong’s serves real homemade ice cream, the kind with big chunks of good stuff conspicuously wedged into the cold and creamy treasures, the better to let the natural flavors shine in your cone or cup. Almond, banana, guava, mango, passion fruit, soursop, even gooseberry – if it grows in St. Croix, then you can likely find it in ice cream form at Armstrong’s.