Our Favorite Frozen Treats: Best Gelatos and Sorbets
With the handful of heat waves we experienced here in New York this summer, we had to try just about anything and everything to keep cool, which means we’ve tried our share of frozen desserts, too! Summer may be almost over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these cold, sweet treats anytime of the year to cool you down or just satisfy your sweet tooth.
Gelato is a type of Italian ice cream. Ciao Bella gelatos are available at most grocery stores and come in an assortment of unique flavors. This Key Lime Graham Cracker is light and refreshing while also super satisfying with the inclusion of crunchy graham cracker crumbs.
Sant Ambroeus has an amazing selection of authentic and gelato flavors. They are so creamy and delicious that they actually rival those found in Italy! Our Founder, Melissa Meyers is obsessed with the Gianduja (chocolate hazelnut concoction) and caramel flavors, and makes regular visits to all New York locations to enjoy her favorite frozen treat.
Il Laboratorio del Gelato has a few locations in New York but also ships fresh gelato and sorbet to your door. It is artisan-made in small batches for exceptional quality. Plus it has traditional and experimental flavors, from avocado to watermelon.
Sharon’s sorbet was the first to be mass-produced and available at major grocery chains, but is still all-natural and high quality. Nothing tastes like summer more than coconut, and with an array of other summery varieties like papaya and strawberry, this brand is a summer sorbet staple.
Haagen-Dazs is, of course, a household name when it comes to ice cream, but did you know they also make delectable sorbets? Their raspberry sorbet is fruity AND fat-free, so that means you don’t have to feel guilty about an extra scoop. The chocolate only has .5g of fat, so I like to do one scoop of raspberry with one of chocolate for a rich but refreshing dessert.
Buy Now, Ciao Bella key Lime Graham Cracker Gelato, $7.49
Buy Now, Sant Ambroeus Gelato
Buy Now, Il Laboratorio del Gelato, $60 (Pack of 4)
Buy Now, Sharon’s Coconut sorbet, $4.89
Buy Now, Haagen-Dazs Raspberry Sorbet, $4.79