Italian Ice Cream Shops

Global icon of good food, Italy boast a vast culinary tradition: from appetizers to meats, from cheeses to fish, from cakes to ice cream. In fact, today Italian Traditions wants to talk about ice creams, a typical creamy product with ancient origins, and spread around the world as one of the most beloved dessert in the world. His story regards many populations, including of course the Italians, who most of all have contributed to the development of the recipe. Today the heirs are the ice cream shops spread throughout the Italian peninsula and taste workshops,  where the best ice-cream masters of Italy prepare every day excellent products. We took a look around among the most famous ice-cream shops in Italy, and compiled a tasty ranking.

Grom   Started by two friends in Turin in 2002, Grom has grown exponentially over the years. Now it’s one of the most important ice-cream store chains in Italy. Now you can find Grom shops all over Italy (but also in New York and Paris). Grom has achieved success thanks to some essential rules: using only fresh seasonal fruit from the best Italian consortia and from its farm Mura Mura Company.  They don’t use artificial colors, flavors, emulsifiers, but only high quality fresh milk and hens eggs. There are not so many rules to prepare a healthy ice cream.  (Piazza Paleocapa 1/D, Torino (To), Tel. 0115119067)

Casa Infante –  Simplicity, quality and love. This is the formula for the perfect ice-cream according to the ice cream shop Casa Infante in Naples. The Infante family started their activity in the 1940’s with a traditional product: the “tarallo” with almonds and pepper. Thanks to the great success of the production, they specialised also in pastry and ice cream. The love for the ancient tradition has brought Infante House to be considered the one best ice-cream shop in Naples. Their extremely wide choice of flavors (over 40) are all made using fresh ingredients. (Via Repubbliche Marinare 67, Napoli (Na), Tel. 08119383598).

Gelateria della musica – Not so far from the dock, in the heart of  Milan historical center, there is one of the most delicious ice-cream shop of the whole Italy: the Gelateria della Musica. Founded in 2012, its name was created by a group of friends who loved good music and good ice cream, their ice creams are created with the same ingredients used in music: originality, quality, research, experimentation and sensitivity.  Here you can find lots of unique tastes, such as Chiacchiere, Panettone, bread with Nutella or even Bread, butter and Jam. A small ice cream paradise, an oasis where you can relax and enjoy music’s harmony.  (Via Giovanni Pestalozzi 4, Milano (Mi), Tel. 02 3823 5911).

Gelateria Bandirali – The history of  Bandirali ice cream is about family, and began in 1951, when the grandmother Anita used to offer her “homemade” ice cream to the customers of her modest trattoria. Only in 1973 the Anita’s son opened a new ice cream shop, that was inherited by his nephew Mauro, who every day prepares delicious and fresh creams. This will keep alive the tradition, accompanied by a modern attention to the authenticity of raw materials, selected from natural ingredients, enriched only with selected raw materials and fresh fruit. A long journey that brought the ice cream Bandirali to get great results at international level, although never forgetting their humble and genuine origins.  (Via Piacenza 93, Crema (Cr), Tel. 037384068).

Gelizioso – Located in a small town near Salerno, Gelizioso is a popular Ice cream shop across the region of Campania. Its tasty ice cream, created by the skilled and capable hands of Giuseppe Cascella (who boasts a great experience in this sector) is produced in a laboratory using only fresh seasonal fruit and paying attention to the quality of materials, selected and purchased from organic farms and by local agricultural cooperatives. Naturalness and authenticity, these are the principles followed by Gelizioso, that use only natural products and excellent ingredients . (Via Giacomo Matteotti 47, Sarno (Sa), Tel. 329 537 3625).

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