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Red Bean Gelato

thuydo Mar 10, 2013 11:49 AM

I have been craving for some quality gelato this week. I've had some good gelato at a food court stand in Grand Central, but I'm looking for a new spot to try. Where in the city is a good place to go to for delicious red bean gelato? I'm open for ice cream recommendations, too!

  1. ipsedixit Mar 10, 2013 07:54 PM

    No red bean, but whenever I'm in town and need gelato, I go to Grom.

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      foodieX2 Mar 10, 2013 07:58 PM

      No red bean unfortunately but the salted caramel gelato I got at Eataly was fabulous.

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        Pan Mar 11, 2013 03:04 AM

        You can get red bean ice cream at Chinatown Ice Cream Shop. It's not gelato, though.

        1. nokitchen Mar 11, 2013 08:22 PM

          I love this idea. I have no idea where to get it now but in about a week's time the answer to your question is going to be "in my freezer."

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          1. re: nokitchen
            nokitchen Apr 2, 2013 09:49 PM

            Following up on this, my first attempt at red bean gelato was a failure. The taste was pretty good but despite the addition of acid and vodka the texture was that of cold red bean paste. I'm going to try again, this time removing the beans' skins rather than beating them into the puree and adding some gelatin. Any other ideas for turning beans into a sliky gelato?

          2. boredough Mar 12, 2013 06:24 AM

            Red Bean is listed among the many flavors available at il Laboratorio del Gelato. If I remember correctly, you can order any flavor they make, with a reasonable minimum quantity for a consumer (as opposed to a restaurant).

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              wadawada Apr 27, 2013 08:30 PM

              Sundaes and Cones on 10th St., off Third Ave has red bean ice cream.

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                Pan Apr 28, 2013 12:12 AM

                They're very expensive, aren't they? What do they charge for a single-scoop cone, nowadays?

                1. re: Pan
                  wadawada Apr 28, 2013 05:36 AM

                  Not sure as I haven't been there for a while but it is probably on par with Haagen Daz. I think their quality is so much better than the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

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