Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Search for the Best Ice Cream

Every summer I put on weight when I come to Italy, despite the walking and swimming I do. It can only be the wonderful food that I eat here and my daily ice cream. I have tried to limit myself to one every other day, but the pull of incredible tasting ice cream is so strong!

Everyone I know has a different opinion where the best ice cream is made, but we all agree on one thing: it has to be home-made or 'artiginale'. Everything else is bland in comparison. A lot of good ice cream is made here, but when you find the best, it is hard to go back to the normal stuff. So where is the best in our local area?

I think the best ice cream is found at a small place in San Felice, near the sea called Lillio along the Via Terracina. It is artiginale of course, but their flavours are a little different and out of this world! The last time I was there, I had ricotta and honey ice cream with melon and a bit of 'panna' on top (cream). Yum. I was going to take a photo of it, but couldn't wait to eat it. A cone with two flavours and panna on top is 2 euros.

My brother disagrees and swears that the best place - while still in San Felice - is at another place - Il Gelatone on Via Tommaso Tittoni.

Try them yourself and see what you think!