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Cinco de Mayo ice cream flavor at Snowflake in Riverhead

Snowflake in Riverhead's flavor of the week for

Snowflake in Riverhead's flavor of the week for Cinco de Mayo contains habanero pepper. Photo Credit: Newsday / Rita Ciolli

Skip the tequila. Forgo the chips. Avoid the salsa. And try something new for Cinco de Mayo: ice cream laced with habanero pepper.

It's the flavor-of-the-week at Snowflake in Riverhead. Long Island's scientist of ice cream, Stu Feldschuh, starts with chocolate-and-cinnamon ice cream. To it are added dark cherries and a hard dip of chocolate and habanero pepper that's spread through the entire mix, balancing sweet and spicy.

Viva la revolucion!

Snowflake, 1148 W. Main St., Riverhead; 631-727-4394.

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