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Mar 25, 2008 04:50 PM

Best Milkshake- Fairfield Cty- Very Thick so that it takes

a few hours to finish and with the best ice cream? Where, what is your favorite flavor and what type of ice cream do they use, not cold stone? Or westchester but prefer close to Stamford, have a serious craving.

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  1. have you tried Lucky's in your neighborhood. Jfood went when it first opened and it wasn;t bad.

    But jfood favorite is in Weston at Scoops. Thick as can be.

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      1. re: amanda3571

        Oops...scoops is actually wilton, not weston. It's entrance is behind the building.

        92 Old Ridgefield Rd
        Wilton, CT 06897

        (203) 834-1100‎

        1. re: jfood

          I only questioned because as a former Westonite, it would be big news to me if an ice cream shop opened in town.

          1. re: amanda3571

            Yeah, you and jfood both. NC has baskin robbins, 12 years in town have not licked one yet. blech

              1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

                Isn't that a great place and it beat everyone's estimations on it's longevity. Jfood saw someone taking home 3 pints a couple of weeks ago. what a great idea.

                BTW - getting a half-half is the way t o go.

                1. re: jfood

                  Yes...Since Sante pulled out of Stamford years ago (he owned Gelato Paradiso, in the building in the back of the Cove Pizza parking lot in Stamford, and supplied most of the restaurants in the area that featured gelato), this is the first good gelato I've had. Filomenucia (sp?) does almost as nice a job, and I'm cosistently and pleasantly surprised by the traffic, even in winter, and given the not-inexpensive prices...

                  Half and half is the way to go, as long as it's half nociolo, half cocco.

                  1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

                    Gelato Paradiso was AMAZING. Loved that little shack. Is Sante still around? Last I heard he was selling his stuff in Georgetown near Heibecks.

                    1. re: amanda3571

                      I believe he's long gone. After pulling out of Stamford (dispute with Cove, who apparently was getting pissed about parking lot issues), he went up to the Wilton/Ridgefield border on Rt 7, and was there for a year or so. then, one day, I was in the area, stopped in, and he was gone...sold, and I was told move to FLA somewhere.

                    2. re: ChefBoyAreMe

                      ChefBoyAreMe: What flavors do you like at the place in NC? Where is it exactly? Do they make there own Gelato? What exactly is the differnce between Gelato and ice cream?

                      1. re: nbermas

                        hopefully you do not mind jfood answering as well. He believes the difference is milk in gelato versus cream in ice cream. Jfood thinks they make it right on the premises in the back since they are in such small containers. It is located on Forrest St down the street from Gates and Bistro Bonne Nuit.

                        1. re: nbermas

                          I beleive gelato also has less air content vs. ice cream, and lower jfood say, milk is used, rather than cream. But it is hard to believe that when you taste it, since it is so rich.

                          As far as flavors go, I tend to be a purist, and go with nociollo (hazelnut), which is to gelato what vanilla is to ice cream...the "standard" flavor. But baccio ("Kiss", which is hazelnut/chocolate, and others are fairly traditional. And other classics include pistachio and coconut. also worth trying are in season fruit flavors, which she season. All good

          2. re: jfood

            I have but the chocolate isn't rich enough for me, this is only once a year so I want to have the calories really really count. How is Scoops chocolate? Do they make there own ice cream? Any exotic great flavors? thanks

            1. re: nbermas

              Scoops and Shanes are the two ice creamplaces jfood goes to over the summer. He did have one really lousy chocolate flavor at shanes once two summers ago.

              Given it is end of march, flavors are not in memory until the temp gets a little warmer than today's 60 degrees.

          3. How would one compare these places to the Vanilla shake at Burgers Shakes and Fries? I just had that last night and must say it is just how I used to make them.