It all started 4,000 years ago in China. Then it crossed oceans, landed in Italy, France, until conquering the whole world, including Brazil. we talk about Ice cream cold, versatile and tasty dessert, which has a day of its own: September 23th .
It is, indeed, a national passion partly because our tropical climate, with high temperatures, favors refreshing sweets, and partly because our “Brazilian” touch has given rise to authentic flavors and unique preparations.
The survey carried out by MindMiners, which heard more than a thousand men and women over 16 years old, from the ABC classes throughout Brazil, between March and April of this year, identified that 74% like ice cream as dessert after meals and 62% of respondents when going out with friends and family. As a snack, ice cream was remembered by 53% of respondents who revealed eating ice cream watching TV or streaming channels and 40% as snacks between meals. In other words, for Brazilians anytime is ice cream time !
To celebrate this delicious day, we select ice cream shops that offer traditional flavors with perfection, of course, but that know how to innovate and show that a beautiful gelato goes far beyond chocolate and cream. Get to know them one by one and take a true journey through “different” flavors.
Pinguina Ice Cream
The small and inviting house in Vila Madalena, close to Beco do Batman, is the perfect address for lovers of artisanal ice cream produced in an Italian machine from 1968, which was restored by the partners. They do not use dyes, flavorings and ready-made bases, in addition to having Brazilian flavors as the main stars of the menu. Without chemicals and with a natural flavor, allow yourself to try the de tonka in cupuaçu, in seriguela, in vanilla with lavender and launch today, on Ice Cream Day, a gelato in partnership with national beer TRAIL . The ice cream made with Pão de Mel, beer inspired by the candy and one of the most beloved by the craft brewery public.
Pinguina Sorveteria: Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, 337 – Vl. Madalena – São Paulo – SP / Operation: Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 7pm and Sunday and holidays from 12pm to 6pm / Delivery via iFood.
THE Boutique gelato is led by the deft hands of the award-winning chef gelatière Marcia Garbin and is a true gelato cultural hub. His creations are recognized by several national and international awards. The ice creams are prepared based on water, buffalo milk, goat’s milk, sheep’s milk and type A2 bovine milk. Milk contains only the A2 beta casein protein and as this protein is also found in breast milk, it is easily digested by the body and safe for people who have a milk protein allergy.
The menu is authentic and modern, and the flagship flavor of the house, the award-winning “Caffé-Lime”, is prepared with a blend made by Coffee Martins exclusively for Gelato Boutique and composed of two varieties of Arabica coffee: the red Catuí and the yellow Catuí that undergo a light fermentation leaving the drink with pleasant lactic acidity and a sweet finish like caramel and chestnuts. Among other flavors that stand out are the dulce de leche with cumaru (Amazonian seed); caramelized macadamia nuts; cream-based soy caramel with caramelized soy sauce; and pistachios made with seeds from small producers. The gelatos are served in artisanal cones prepared with a touch of Cumaru.
Gelato Boutique: Rua Pamplona, 1023, Jardins – São Paulo – SP / Tel.: (11) 3541-1532 (also Whatsapp) / Opening hours: every day, from 11 am to 8 pm / Rua dos Pinheiros, 444, Pinheiros / Opening hours: every day, from 12pm to 10pm / Av. Paulista, 1230 – Shopping Cidade São Paulo (4th floor) – São Paulo – SP / Opening hours: every day, from 11 am to 10 pm / Delivery via Rappi, iFood or own.
Using natural ingredients, organic whenever possible and from local producers, the ice cream shop serves artisanal ice cream scoops in a homemade cone and brewed coffee, which leaves an incredible aroma in the environment and attracts passers-by who line up at the door. At Frida & Mina , gelatos do not contain stabilizers or colorings and currently there are around 30 flavors to choose from. Among them, 10 are fixed and the others vary weekly, according to seasonality. In total, there are always 16 flavors on display, such as coffee, which is made with Martins Café Arabica beans, and mint, which has lots of fresh mint and 45% Amma chocolate flakes. Lemon cream, ginger with honey , cachaça with honey and lemon caramel with fleur de sel and Strawberry with Balsamic Vinegar are also on the menu and are worth a try.
Frida&Mina: Rua Artur de Azevedo, 1147, Pinheiros / Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 12 pm to 10 pm, and Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 11 am to 10 pm / Delivery via Rappi
Albero del Gelati
Created in 1985 in Italy and with a unit in New York, Albero del Gelati understands that the heart of their gelato lies in the land, the farmer and the relationship they establish with him. The first step when they opened in São Paulo, in 2019, was to make a series of trips across Brazil to search for ingredients and small producers that shared their values. The ingredients selected are mostly local and seasonal, and, whenever possible, organic and biodynamic.
The result of this vision and this search is what they call “agricultural gelato”; a handcrafted product born from the earth, natural, without any chemical additives, tasty and environmentally conscious. Flavor options always change, but unusual combinations like Spirulina (organic seaweed ) infused with flowers (such as nasturtium, lavender, geranium and chamomile ) and milk base; Purple Carrot with Orange and Papaya ; Tisamissu with Amora ; Serra da Canastra cheese with chestnut and honey ; Pepper; and Onion flips and stirs appear in the menu.
Albero dei Gelati: Al. Tietê, 198, Jardins and Rua Joaquim Antunes, 391, Pinheiros – São Paulo-SP / Tel.: (11) 3062-2436 and (11) 3063-1821 / Opening hours: every day, from 10 am to 11 pm / Delivery via Rappi and iFood
San Lorenzo Gelateria
O Brazil is among the 50 best ice cream parlors in the world, according to the latest edition of the World Gelato Festival, which took place in Rome, Italy. And the Brazilian San Lorenzo Gelateria appears in 37th place.
commanded by the chef Brenno Floriano the flavor that gives the house its name is a delicate combination of ricotta, honey with rosemary and pine nuts , for example. With more than 60 flavors on the menu, from classics such as pistachio, chocolate and vanilla, to the most creative and surprising, such as gorgonzola, strudel and mascarpone with figs and hibiscus.
San Lorenzo Gelateria: Av. Jorge João Saad, 900, Morumbi – São Paulo – SP / Opening hours: every day, from 12pm to 8pm
downtown ice cream shop
THE downtown ice cream shop led by award-winning chefs Jefferson Rueda and Janaína Rueda , is successful with its well-crafted and innovative ice creams, a fact that can be proven by the queues formed there daily – which double in the heat and on weekends. The ice creams are made without preservatives or additives, sold in the “soft” version based on farm milk or fruit, the famous “sorbet”. Leaving two machines, there are five fixed flavors, such as milk, chocolate, strawberry, jabuticaba and milk + chocolate. Other flavors are rotating, in which the idea is to have seasonal creations and non-obvious mixes, such as milk-based ice cream with dried bacon on top and crackling in the middle , a delicacy from Casa do Porco. Also noteworthy is the jabuticaba with pennyroyal (mint species) and chia syrup which gives a sweet touch with the crunchy sigh.
Downtown Ice Cream Parlor: Rua Epitácio Pessoa, 94 – República – São Paulo – SP / Opening hours: every day, from 12 pm to 11 pm / WhatsApp: (11) 94198-0318 / Delivery via iFood
Al Kaseem Gelato
THE Al Kaseem Gelato is a brand from São Paulo that is headed by a Brazilian and a Syrian. The two managed to mix the techniques of Italian gelato with Arab flavors, which resulted in ice creams that quickly gained a legion of fans – they are even official suppliers of the dessert to several restaurants in the city of São Paulo.
Expect flavors like dry curds with berry syrup; coffee with cardamom; rose ice cream; dates; dried fig with nuts; between others.
Al Kaseem Gelato: Al. dos Nhambiquaras, 1657, Moema – São Paulo – SP / WhatsApp: (11) 95089-4750 / Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 8 pm / Delivery via iFood or Rappi
Source: CNN Brasil