Da Mela e Cannella fanno IL gelato. Un gelato all’ennesima potenza, dove regna la qualità.
Non staremo a decantarvi i premi che Mela e Cannella ha ricevuto come tempio del gusto (ma trovate tutto scritto qui).
Sarà la vostra stessa lingua a rendersene conto, smussando gusti straordinari come Mela e Cannella (appunto), Cioccolato Che Passione, Amisticanza (il misto di frutta secca che fa bene alla panza); a sigillare nella vostra memoria i sapori unici.
La digeribilità è massima. Certe volte non vi sembrerà nemmeno di assaggiare un gelato, ma una purea del frutto o della crema che avete scelto, in altre parole il suo cuore naturale.
Provate il sapore freschissimo e amarognolo della susina rossa, se vi piacciono i sapori decisi scegliete la crema al Vino-Porto, è un specie di magia. La stessa che ha partorito la fantasia di un gusto mai sentito prima (almeno da noi): pera e coriandolo.
Che sia nella coppetta o nel cono, la freschezza rimane intatta ed il piacere garantito. Non vi resta che andare e provare.
Assecondando lo stesso gusto di sorprendere, scegliamo come colonna sonora Rotten Apple degli Alice in Chains. Quando assaggi un gelato d’eccezione, ti accorgi di quanta mediocrità ci sia in giro. Vale la stessa cosa per la musica.
DA NON PERDERE: Mela e Cannella e crema al Vino-Porto!!!
We are in that Marconi area we have already mentioned here, and the place we are suggesting today can be an alternative to a pizza or, better, a natural complement to finish your meal with a healthy yet tasteful dessert.
Mela e Cannella is a gelateria. Mela e Cannella is the gelateria where ice-cream was invented.
Ok, no, we are joking, but upon having one of their cones, filled with that creamy, frozen beauty, you really doubt it could be. It’s a question of savoir faire. It’s a question of ingredients, the best they can find on the market: only fresh ones, from fruit, to chocolate, to dry fruits, to liqueur, along with eggs, milk, cream and sugar.
Every fruit is rigourosly in season and comes from its area of excellence: lemons come from Amalfi, hazelnuts from Piedmont, pistachios from Bronte, in Sicily (they are said to be the best in the world!). Chocolate is, needless to say, Belgian. Flavours will, logically, change according to the month, so they are sure to get the best they can do from any of them.
We got this info from their website (in italian), and we go on reading. There’s something we especially like about it: there is a section entitled to “what you DON’T find in our ice-cream”, the simplest way, we believe, to show how healthy theirgelato is. The list is very long, and it is quite scary to realize that the industrial ice-cream labels report a list that is as long: the shorter, the better!
So, let’s read the list: NO colourings and preservatives, NO antioxidants, NO hydrogenated fats, NO industrial ice-cream bases, NO GMO, NO frozen fruit, NO jams or fruit compotes, NO soy or soy products, NO foreign fruit, NO water. It would be natural to wonder, then what is the ice-cream made with? The answer comes from their website again – it’s a base of sugar, dextrose and carob flour (they are all natural, including dextrose, a natural component of corn starch), to which they add the specific ingredients to create the different flavours. The base is their secret to have a perfectly creamy and dense product: you recognize it, as it melts in more time than the others.
The good thing is that their ice-cream is not only healthy, but it’s also a feast for your eyes and your mouth. Flavours are so intense that it actually seems to bite the real fruit, or let a real Belgian praline melt in your mouth. Try Mela&Cannella (apple and cinnamon), the combo that is also the name of the shop, you will be amazed for how refreshing, yet warm and conforting it can be; try Susina Rossa (red plum), the perfect harmony between sweet and bitter; or indulge in Vino&Porto (Wine & Porto), the strongest one. The philosophy in this small temple of ice-cream is reported on the website as well: “For us, gelato is a matter of art, science, experience, taste, pleasure, and culture”. Who would dare to disagree?
The perfect soundtrack: because sometimes the pleasure resides in contradictions, we have chosen Rotten Apple by Alice in Chains.
Mela e Cannella Highlights: Apple&Cinnamon and Vino&Porto.