A kick from Tequila Rose gelato

Tequila Rose

I have a weakness for expensive ice cream. Such a bad habit, I’ll choose ice cream over the most pricey dinner. I was happy to find Mio Gelato homemade Italian ice cream once again at the Lucky Chinatown Mall weekend gourmet market. They give you a tiny spoonful of any flavor  if you wish to sample.

Mio Gelati

I didn’t appreciate much the fuss about Salted Caramel ice cream, though Bailey’s and Tequila Rose hit the right notes. I was more crazy with Tequila Rose hands down. The low notes of strawberry were ticklish, giving off  a subtle cordial, fruity smell to the liqueur gelato. Good value for my money!

Find Mio Gelato at bazaars such as Mercato Centrale, Soderno, Mezza Norte, etc.

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Fiorgelato Kiss

Raspberry and Bubble Gum Gelato

Look what Alexa found! I never would not have discovered the gelaterie in my neighborhood by myself. Fiorgelato is stationed at the second floor of the Puregold Laoag, in a spot that’s perfectly inconspicuous (at least for someone like me who goes to the supermarket essentially to stroll).

It’s not your pricey 100 per scoop Italian ice cream. But at best, Fiorgelato makes sense with the recognizable characteristics of gelato, which approximate to a denser, lower butterfat content kind of ice cream. As yet, I’ve already sampled five flavors — monte rosa (bubble gum), raspberry, sugar-free cappuccino, buko sorbet and tutti fruity.

Never-out-of-fashion bubble gum and tutti fruity succeed in bringing back the thrill of eating ice cream. After Häagen-Dazs was pulled out of Robinsons, not even the much-hyped about Magnum delights me.

FiorgelatoGelato SundaeChocolate Fudge Gelato Sundae

Raspberry lacked oomph while the cappuccino was a little too bitter for my taste. I wasn’t pleased with the texture of the buko sorbet, particularly not the crumbly form (I was forewarned by the assistant), but the silky-bordering-on-slimy make. The saccharine taste cuts which I didn’t expect ‘coz it’s supposed to be sugar-free.

Like Alexa who can’t get enough of their chocolate sundae, I’m hooked on tutti fruity and bubble gum.

Cappuccino Gelato
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