NEW YORK – Ice cream has an extensive, storied and international history. While its place of origin is unclear — everyone from the Arabs, the Chinese and the Quakers has been credited with its creation — we know ice cream was once reserved as a luxurious treat for the elite, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.
Many of us have been chasing down the ice cream truck since we were kids. Why do we love ice cream — and its counterparts gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet, frozen custard and ices — so much? Perhaps because nothing captures pure joy and innocence like a dripping ice cream cone on a summer day. Ice cream is a universal obsession. From the ever-expanding diversity of out-there flavors to ice cream sandwiches, pops, floats and sundaes, the ice cream spectrum continues to expand around the globe.
So here is a world’s best ice cream parlors, which will be mouth watering treat for you.
1. Fenocchio — Nice, France
This family-owned French ice cream parlor has been scooping up ice creams and sorbets since 1966. Serving 61 ice cream flavors and 34 sorbets, Fenocchio caters to the ice cream connoisseur with all the classics and even adventurous flavors like tomato-basil, cactus, and avocado.
2. Bar Gelateria Ercole — Pizzo, Italy
Nowhere else can you find tartufo (truffle) made like it is at Bar Gelateria Ercole. A spoonful of fudge is wrapped in ice cream or gelato, rolled in cocoa powder and sugar, and battered to create a gooey, chocolaty, ice cream treat.
3. Vipiteno Gelateria — Sao Paulo
Vipiteno Gelateria is known for “The Demoiselle Cup,” a gelato sundae made of dulce de leche gelato topped with pear and ginger syrup, whipped cream, and crunchy burnt sugar. One scoop costs $10, so make it last.
4. Antico Caffè Spinnato — Palermo, Italy
The ice cream sandwich takes an unusual form at Antico Caffè Spinnato, where gelato is served on fresh-baked brioche bread.
5. Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream — Seattle
At Molly Moon’s, ice cream flavors rotate with the seasons and ingredients are locally-sourced, introducing unusual, sweet-and-savory concoctions like “Stumptown Coffee,” “Kombucha Sorbet,” and “Cherry Goat Cheese.”