A true artist, Mike Romeu takes Sweet Melody Crafted Ice Cream to another level of originality and imagination that is sure to please all your senses!
Have you ever spent days and days making up flavors of ice cream that no one’s ever eaten or heard of before?
I could never imagine that my favorite cheese, Brie, could be turned into a delectably sweet, rich, and creamy ice cream called “Let it Brie”. But these are the types of imaginative and succulent flavors that Sweet Melody chef and owner, Mike Romeu has been crafting in his very own kitchen. It came as no surprise to me after having the pleasure of trying Sweet Melody Ice Cream that this 8 month company was rapidly growing into its own business and winning the hearts of ice cream fans all over Miami.
Sweet Melody had originally started 8 years ago when Mike and his then fiancé, Elena, were inspired by their grandmothers and Cuban roots to create unique yet familiar flavors of ice cream. Sadly, Elena passed away in July 2009 and with that, their dream of sharing their culture and creativity in the form of ice cream came to a halt.
After some time Mike decided that it was only right to continue to pursue that dream he once shared and make it into a reality. Using his daughter as an inspiration, Mike brought about Sweet Melody, named after his daughter and of course his love for music. (If you look at the list of flavors you will see how much of an influence music truly is to his own art)
Sweet Melody truly is special. Its variety of flavors is a reflection of Mike’s passion and ingenuity.
The dairy used for the ice cream is hormone free and sweeteners are GMO free as well. Mike doesn’t use stabilizers or artificial flavors or colors (exceptions are noted such as Jack and Coke flavor which has Coca Cola). The highest quality Belgium chocolate and vanilla bean is used to prepare Sweet Melody ice cream.
I was lucky to try an array of flavors from Sweet Melody’s list of 22! Flavors like Gorgonzola Jam, Cherry Darling, Churros con Cajeta, Let it Brie, and Bourbon Pecan were as satisfying as they were beautiful.
I have to say that my favorite was the Let it Brie, baked brie ice cream with apricot jam swirl, silvered almonds and diced apricots. It is a perfect balance of sweet and savory combined in a creamy, cool spoonful of goodness! I am being biased because I am not only a huge fan of brie, but an even bigger fan of the Beatles who are reflected in its name.
Like the Let it Brie flavor, Gorgonzola Jam is a bit sharp in its taste, and I would only recommend it to those that are not only cheese fans, but can handle adventure in their ice cream. Bourbon Pecan and Cherry Darling both live up to their names and leave your mouth watering after every bite.
Sweet Melody is currently being served in two restaurants located in Coral Gables:
Trust & Co. and Caffe Vialetto. The ice cream typically runs out before anticipated and orders are growing each week. Mike is also working on new and eccentric flavors every week for places like the YVE in Downtown Miami and even looking to collaborate with Misha’s cupcakes. The Peach Lavender Amaretto is one of his newest creations and is already generating some buzz!
Sweet Melody is also available for delivery and pints range from $8.00 – $12.00. There is definitely something for everyone when it comes to Sweet Melody Ice cream, though none is ever ordinary.
And why would you want ordinary! In a place that has constant 90 degree weather, tropical views, and an array of latin cultures, Sweet Melody showcases Miami’s best features.
Mike Romeu’s passion for his art is evident in every bite of heaven that you take from Sweet Melody’s Ice Cream. Flavors full of spices, aromas and enchantment, Sweet Melody is a must try for every ice cream and food lover alike.
( Do yourself a flavor and start with a pint of “Me So Corny” . I promise you will thank me later! )
Sweet Melody Crafted Ice Cream
Mike Romeu- Owner/Chef
Blueberry Pecan Cheesecake
Blueberry cheesecake ice cream spiced pecans and graham cracker crust pieces. Roasted pecans spiced with ginger, allspice, nutmeg add an exotic flair to traditional NYC comfort food.
Fresh ginger ice cream with Meyer lemon, candied ginger and toasted walnuts. Turkish bay leaves, Madagascar vanilla bean and a touch of organic honey round out the flavor profile.
Chocolate stout ice cream with ale nuts & toasted sesame sticks. It’s like an entire Happy Hour in a pint! The stout flavor is pronounced with chocolate and coffee notes.
PB & J
Peanut butter ice cream flavored with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Swirls of grape jelly throughout make for a nostalgic and comforting flavor combination.
Let It Brie
Baked Brie ice cream with apricot jam swirl, slivered almonds and diced apricots. A classic flavor combination at dinner parties everywhere.
Pecan and bourbon ice cream with roasted butter pecans and a hint of saltiness.
Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli.
Cannoli cream filling flavored ice cream packed with roasted pistachios, Belgian chocolate chips and cannoli shell pieces throughout.
Kiss From a Rose
Roasted strawberry and rose flower ice cream with pistachios for added brightness.
Kashkaval cheese ice cream with garam masala and brandy soaked currants. Kashkaval is a sheep’s milk cheese from India with nutty and slightly salty notes. The garam masala and brandy soaked currants transport you to the land of bold spices and add a complex layer of flavors.
Gorgonzola ice cream with homemade apple-fig preserves and candied walnuts throughout. The Gorgonzola leaves a clean finish on the palate that is just the right amount.
Arroz con Mango
Coconut toasted rice pudding ice cream with a hint of cardamom and house made mango puree swirl
Elena’s Heavenly Chocolate Cake
Rich dark chocolate ice cream with brandy, dark chocolate cake pieces throughout, roasted cherries and cherry reduction. It’s for serious dark chocolate lovers!
Cinnamon Hazelnut Coffee Crunch
Cinnamon and hazelnut coffee ice cream with toasted hazelnuts and homemade cinnamon cookies. The flavor gets more complex and rich with every spoonful.
Me So Corny
Sweet Corn ice cream with mascarpone, roasted blueberry puree & bacon-almond brittle
Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream with swirls of roasted cherries and sticky cinnamon almonds.
Carrot Cheesecake ice cream maChude with 100% organic carrots, bourbon soaked currants & spiced walnuts
Bo & Jo’s Guava Cream Cheese
Guava and cream cheese flavored ice cream with diced chunks of sweetened guava and guava swirls throughout. A traditional Cuban snack flavor inspired by my grandmother.
Jalapeño and orange ice cream with hints of lemon and orange zest sprinkled in. A clean citrus burst with a bit of fragrant heat makes for an incredibly well balanced summer flavor.
Churros con Chocolate
Hot chocolate flavored ice cream with hints of cinnamon and cayenne for a little spice and heat. Swirls of goat’s milk cajeta throughout and chunks of cajeta soaked homemade churros with cinnamon sugar coating.
Churros con Cajeta
Churro flavored ice cream with Grade A Madagascar vanilla, organic Vietnamese cinnamon, goat’s milk cajeta and cajeta soaked churros in every bite
Avocado Have It (V)
Avocado ice cream made with coconut milk, chunks of 85% dark chocolate and pink peppercorns. The peppercorns add pops of intense flavor that bring everything together.
Chai My Coconut (V)
Coconut ice cream spiced with cardamom and ginger. Toasted cashews melt into the ice cream and combine with the spices to explode on the palate.
(V) – Vegan