Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gelato Goodness (I)

Gelato is a supposedly less fattening alternative for ice cream since it contains no extra cream and thus is supposedly healthier. Gelato is mostly denser and firmer than ice cream with a "stickier" texture and it's usually less easy to get sick of it compared to creamy ice cream!

Hmm... But in my opinion they are actually very much the same and I looooove them both! :B Hehe.

Have been on the hunt to taste almost all the available gelato brands in Singapore~ The following are some (but not all! It's really hard to rate them... ><) of my favourites!

Alfero Artisan Gelato
(clockwise from top left) Pistachio, Bacio, Raspberry, Chestnut ($8.50)
Supposed to be only 3 flavours... But the nice staff saw I couldn't choose so it was special for me! (;

Raspberry, Nougat, Pistachio ($8.50)
Small ($4.50)
Medium, 2 flavours ($6.50)
Large, 3 flavours ($8.50)

This is suuuuuuper gooooood~ The high quality of ingredients used in their gelato is evident upon the first taste!

Especially the nutty flavours, the amount of real nuts they use to churn into their flavourful gelato is obvious. The nutty fragrance and yumminess of the thick gelato is highly enjoyable.
Fruity flavours packs a punch and are super refreshing~!

They ensure the freshness and quality of their gelato by keeping them covered in their round metal tins instead of displaying them fully like most gelato shops!

They don't have a very extensive range of flavours, mostly traditional gelato ones. But those are enough cos the quality will very much satisfy any gelato craving!! :D

Yummilicious Must-Tries: Pistachio, Hazelnut, Bacio (hazelnut n chocolate), Chestnut, Raspberry, Mango, Lemon (super shiok sourness!). Fruity flavours are really fresh and I believe really made from fruits!

The staff is really friendly and will gladly offer you samples~!

Alfero Artisan Gelato
6 Raffles Boulevard (Marina Square), #02-226A/B
Tel: 6338 5828
Daily 10am-10pm

81 Macpherson Lane #01-37
Tel: 6848 4269
Tue-Sat 12pm-9pm
Sun 12pm-6pm (Closed on Mon)

Gelateria Italia
Medio (2 flavours): Pistachio and CaramelnBrownies ($7.50)

The number of their gorgeously displayed flavours, coupled with their cheerful staff's callings of "free samples" will attract you to get a taste of their gelato! (Really generous in offering samples, don't be shy to try!)
I always stand there for a long time trying to decide on my flavours cos there is just too many and they're good!! I've ate it quite alot of times already but I have no photos of them I wonder why....

Yummy Must-Tries: Dark Chocolate Truffle (this is what you call CHOCOLATE), Pistachio, Hazelnut. Caramel&Brownies, Snickers, Mango and many others!!! (;

Their new outlet at JCube offers an interesting array of ice cream cakes and cheesecakes and macarons! Will try them someday~!

Gelateria Italia
391 Orchard Road (Ngee Ann City) B2 Takashimaya Food Hall

68 Orchard Road (Plaza Singapura), #B2-55

2 Jurong East Central 1 (JCube), #B1-18

(clockwise from top left) Caramelised Fig, Pistachio, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Berry Cheesecake

Raspberry and Pistachio

The dazzling display of their many interesting flavours will definitely tempt you to go get some gelato for yourself! Ate them quite a number of times because I couldn't resist the temptation when I walked past the shop hahaha. Quality and taste-wise it's really decent but Alfero's is still better~ (;

They have many exotic unique flavours that is hard to get elsewhere like Caramelised Fig (lovely figs~), Chilli Chocolate etc!

Delicious Must-Tries: Dark Chocolate Truffle, Pistachio, Roasted Almond, Berry Cheesecake, Forest Berries


350 Orchard Road (Shaw House), #01-01
Tel: 6736 1618
Sun-Thurs 11am-10.30pm
Fri-Sat 11am-1am

30 Raffles Avenue (Singapore Flyer), #01-14
Tel: 6338 7133
Daily 11am-11pm

The thing about eating gelato is that it's almost always very messy because it's always a cup too small squeezed with overflowing gelato goodness! :B Messy but pure enjoyment~! (^o^)

If you've realised already, one of my favourite flavours is PISTACHIO and to me gelato brands without pistachio ain't proper gelato. Hehe. So far one of the bestest pistachio should be from Alfero's! :D

There's more gelato to come! More of those with an interesting twist to their flavours! (;

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