Situated just off of King Street, Casa Rosada offers up a multitude of gelato flavors to meet every palate.
In no time at all, spring turns to summer and mild weather turns into a heat wave. Here are a handful of options to cool off on a hot summer’s day — or any time, regardless of season.
The Dairy Godmother, 2310 Mount Vernon Ave.
The Dairy Godmother has had a fraught time of it since the beginning of the year. During the longtime custard shop’s annual winter break, owner Liz Davis announced on her blog that the Godmother wouldn’t be reopening as usual in the spring and would instead open itself up to new buyers. While it would appear that the latter remains the case, the shop has reopened to fans for the foreseeable future.
Specializing in unique and interesting flavors, the Dairy Godmother always offers something exciting for tasters to try. What is on tap today may not be available tomorrow, or by the weekend, but with flavors running the gamut from seasonal strawberry to an Earth Day-friendly Crunchy Granola, your options will always be good ones.
Nicecream Factory, 726 King St.
The newest ice-cream shop on King Street is now open and offering up a plethora of options. Walk into the store and it’s clear that the business does things a little differently: Instead of scooping out premade ice cream, employees flash-freeze treats on the spot using liquid nitrogen.
The menu rotates weekly; some of this week’s flavors range from pina colada to butter toffee pecan to dark chocolate sea salt. Pop in and get some flash-frozen entertainment with your afternoon snack.
Casa Rosada, 111 S. Payne St.
Named after the Argentine presidential mansion, Casa Rosada — or “Pink House” — offers treats fit for heads of state. Situated just off of King Street in Old Town, the gelato purveyor offers up a multitude of flavors to meet every palate, from deep and creamy to a light-tasting sorbet to non-dairy options.
As with many ice cream and gelato shops around town, the menu rotates with the seasons and more frequently, so don’t get too attached to any of the flavors on the daily docket. But some you should keep an eye out for: Sambayon, mint granizado, and an all-American favorite, PB&J.
Hope Nelson owns and operates the Kitchen Recessionista blog, located at www.kitchenrecessionista.com. Email her any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.