Those who can recognize the “real deal” when it comes to gelato are typically the ones who grew up with it. Francesca Cavallari and Dante Scarano not only grew up with gelato, but went to school to master the art of making it. And luckily for us, the duo recently opened a truck in East Austin, dishing out some seriously mind-blowing flavors of the popular Italian dessert. [Read more…]
5 Places to Get Tantalizing Frozen Treats for a Summer Chill in Austin
When Austin reaches triple-digit temperatures, nothing makes me smile like tropical frozen treats.
Here are five of my favorites in town, all delectable and thoroughly “researched.” These inspired, frosty creations are difficult to beat when it comes to bringing down the heat. [Read more…]
The Tasty Spoon’s Gelato Spotlights Local Ingredients, Italian Technique
Editor’s Note: The Tasty Spoon is closing at the end of January 2019.
Just in time for hot summer days, The Tasty Spoon, a traditional Italian gelateria, opened on South 1st Street a few weeks back. And if cooling down with delicious treats isn’t good enough, they also brought a fun new mural to Austin that is bound to become a hit on your Instagram.
Following classic Italian techniques and using only the freshest natural ingredients, Ashley MacDonald creates magic in the kitchen of her shop. From traditional chocolate peanut butter, pistachio, and coffee, to seasonal lavender honey and basil lime sorbet, each flavor is well thought-through and tested to achieve perfection. [Read more…]
Frozen Dessert Is Teo’s Passport to World Champion Finals
When I heard that the Gelato World Tour was coming to Austin, I immediately penciled in time in my jam-packed schedule to attend.
In true stereotypical Italian fashion, I hopped on my Vespa (Valentina) and scooted down to Republic Square to check it out. There, I found sixteen gelato artisans from around North America battling for one of three spots to participate in the World Champion Finals in Rimini, Italy this fall.
The only Austin-based participant was Matthew Lee of Teo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita (Matthew told us he was the only American competing), so obviously I was a bit biased. I wasn’t able to actually sample his gelato submission because I’m allergic to nuts. But the lines that formed tempted me to pull out my Epipen just for a taste. [Read more…]
Top 4 Cool Treats in Austin: Ice Cream, Gelato, Sno Cones, Oh My!
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Today’s temperature is projected to reach 101 degrees. When we get there, it’ll make today our 14th day of triple-digit temperatures this year.
So where would we be without Austin’s cool treats? Probably running around like melting zombies. [Read more…]