favourite ice cream or gelato flavours and where to get them 2009
I thought Strawberry might be a safe bet at Summer's but it was way too sweet, with ice crystals.
What flavours have stood out for you? I'm mostly interested in independent shops, not national/international brands.
My favourites lately are:
Il Gelatiere: Cioccolato, Cioccolato peperoncino, tartufo, menta, fondente, maria, lemon - haven't really liked their non-lemon fruit flavours that much
Soma: Dark Chocolate, lemon, raspberry
Xococava: mango- haven't tried anything else
La Paloma: lemon
Hollywood: Their Valrhona chocolate is ok. Which flavours do you like?
Have no clue what to order at these places:
Greg's - lots of press about the Roasted Marshmallow- but what else does he do well?
Summer's- haven't enjoyed anything I've tried here- what do they do best?
Dolce on College
Sicilian Ice Cream Factory- have found their products too sweet- but is there a specific flavour they do well?
Sweet Escape Patisserie in the Distilery
And if I head up north, what flavours should I try at Kawartha Dairy?
Where else do you like to go for a scoop or 2?
Here's a recent thread on the best chocolate gelatos: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614783
And a general thread on Gelato in Toronto: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/607957
Love the creme caramel flavour at Hollywood -- essentially vanilla ice cream with that wonderful burnt sugar flavour you get in a real creme caramel. I also have a weakness for the peanut butter cup flavour, mostly because it tastes like eating frozen peanut butter cookie dough to me.
At Il Gelatiere, my two favourites are the maria and the grapefruit. But not together.