Today on the blog we are discussing one of our favorite desserts in the world, gelato! This past weekend, we were invited into the city to sample the famous gelato at Amorino, as well as their new Macarose, (gelato with a French Macaron on top!) pictured below.
Amorino specializes in traditional Italian gelato. They have locations all over the world including many in our home of New York City. The gelato is made by Italians in Paris, France each week and then shipped fresh to their locations across the globe. Most of the flavors at Amorino are organic and gluten free. Some are even dairy free! This means they use products like fresh whole milk to create their beautiful gelato roses and other specialities. Jennifer, one of the owners of Amorino's new Upper West Side location, shared with us that they want their employees to understand everything about the product before processing it every week in the U.S. Besides gelato, the company also sells teas and biscotti from Italy, as well as crepes, waffles, frappes and sorbet drinks.
As you can see, Amorino offers a great variety of gelato flavors. Mango is their most popular Sorbetti. They are made of a water-based fruit mixtures, with little artificial sugars.
The gelato rose is a very technical dessert to create. It is a process to make but when mastered they can be made into perfection. The rose is very beautiful and kids are often attracted to the cone. However, Jennifer said that they will always sell more cups than cones, due to people's interest in having gelato on-the-go!
If you can't tell already, Amorino is legit. Their gelato is very creamy, yet not too filling or sugary. It has an amazing texture, and each bite has a reasonable amount of crunch.
Above is a medium sized Amorino Gelato Rose made of Pistachio, Hazelnut and Stiachiotella. Stiachiotella is a whole milk base with vanilla and chocolate chips. It is our's and Jennifer's favorite flavor, so we recommend trying it when you stop by :P. It is also topped with a Chocolate Macaron. Doesn't that sound just ridiculously delicious!?!
We also got an Amorino Rose with Strawberry, Mango, and Raspberry gelato with a Mango Macaron! It was fabulous and made us feel super refreshed after eating it, haha. If dessert has fruit in it it's considered healthy right!?!
Amorino is a trendy, clean, and DELICIOUS gelato shop. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We believe that it is important for employees to be able to sell their product well. At Amorino, the staff is influenced and trained by true Italians. They know exactly what they are talking about and are very informative regarding their products.
We know we seem to say this at the end of all of our reviews, but we highly suggest you hit up Amorino when you have a chance! It is the ultimate cheat day spot.