Ice cream is cool...
you think of a better way to beat the heat than to indulge
in the best ice cream in town. We asked readers in Europe
to tell us about where they go to get their personal best
of the best. This is what they said ...
in Edinburgh and craving a tasty ice cream treat that
a typical "99" (vanilla ice cream with Cadbury's
Flake) will not satisfy, hop on bus 26 and head for the
seaside 'burb of Musselburgh, to Luca's
where you can have what many consider Scotland's best
ice cream. On sunny summer days, the queue is around the
block, but why not go inside and grab a table - the wait
is always less, the comfort food is good, and you can
order those old-fashioned, oversized, coma-inducing desserts
you know you wanted. Note:
There is a Luca's in Edinburgh, but the original has that
charm you can't get in town.
Andy, Edinburgh, Scotland Twitter address: http://www.twitter.com/andrewghayes
business Linde makes a truly frozen whipped cream, which
resembles a soft ice cream. It is located directly across
the street from the Hema on Nieuwendijk (in the city centre,
a short distance from the Dam Square). The goat farm (Geitenboerderij)
in the Amsterdamse Bos sells the most fabulous, creamy
goats ice-cream 'farmed', needless to say, from their
own goats. Ijscuypje which is just off the Albert Cuypstraat
(at the Albert Cuyp market) on the Eerste van der Helststraat
27 sells some of the best ice-cream in Amsterdam.
Keith, Amsterdam, Holland. Blog: http://velvetescape.com/blog
point of view, here in Brussels, the two best ice cream
Capoue 27 different
rotating flavors and 13 permanent flavors to choose from.
Zizi Located at
Rue de la mutualité 57A corner of Vanderkindere.
here for their mouthwatering menu.
Ann Wulf, Twitter address: http://twitter.com/DreamingNan
I love ice
cream, but I am in love with gelato. I crave the consistency
and all of the fresh, luscious flavor creations. And while
everyone else in Paris is queuing at Berthillon, I head
for Pozzetto. Located in the Marais, this tiny gelateria
manages to churn out homemade Italian gelato, in flavors
like pistachio, peach, strawberry, and even fig. If you're
just having gelato, order from the street side window.
But if you are looking for an espresso or cappuccino as
well, take a seat inside the caffè.
Robin Locker, USA. Blog: www.mymelange.net
I live in
Brighton & Hove, in South-East England, and the best
ice cream here by far is in Hove, at a family-run Italian
diner on the seafront called Marroccos.
Fabulous. It's all homemade with flavours such as apple
crumble and chilli chocolate, strawberry cheesecake with
real pieces of cheesecake in it. The best thing about
it is that it's just at the end of my road!
Clare Davies, Hove, England
Italian gelato in London, I vote for Scoop
in the heart of Covent Gardens. Bonus:
They offer gluten and sugar free flavors.
Fede Rilli, London, UK . Twitter address: http://twitter.com/federilli
I recommend Gelateria Le Carrozza (near the Ponte Vecchio).
What better place to have a light lunch or meal than at
an ice cream parlor. Located just on the Duomo side of
the Ponte Vecchio, this is one of my favorite traditional
ice cream parlors. Moreover, it has a small dining menu
too. The banana splits are a big favorite here By the
way, Marco Polo did not bring the banana split to Italy.
The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler's Drug
Store in Pennsylvania.
Judy Witts, Florence, Italy. Blog: http://divinacucina.blogspot.com/
may be the most famous gelateria in Rome. Some find it
old fashioned and outdated, but in reality the ice creams
here are off the chart. There's dozens of flavors and
some of the best are fruit flavors like fig, pink grapefruit,
and watermelon. Also worth a taste are the vast varieties
of chocolate: gianduia, bacio, cioccolato bianco and more.
Via Uffici del Vicario 40 (near the Pantheon)
Gelato di San Crispino has recently come to the forefront
of the Italian gelato scene and its fame is well-earned.
The gelato is made by two brothers who oversee every step
of its production. Fruit flavors are seasonal for they
make use of the cream of the crop. And there are innovative
flavors as well, such as ginger and cinnamon or balsamic
vinegar. The brothers refuse to have their ice cream eaten
on cones: they think this contaminates the gelato and
detracts from its taste. It seems right to take their
word for it. Don't miss this one! Closed Tuesdays. Via
della Panetteria 42 (near the Trevi Fountain)