Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mental about Menta

When I was younger there were two ice cream flavors that I enjoyed at home. Breyers’ Vanilla and Breyers’ mint chocolate chip. Other brands in the 80’s included all kinds of stuff in their ice cream and added color and corn syrup to their ice cream Breyers’ went all natural leaving mint flavor white and leaving the speckles of vanilla bean in their vanilla flavor. I loved it, so clean and natural. It was the perfect way to spend a summer day.
Capogiro is like that and then some. I know I end up picking a lot of favorites but it is nonetheless true that two of my favorite flavors of gelato is Menta and its cousin Menta Stracciatella. It is all natural like Breyers but even more natural because the milk for the gelato is from a dairy herd of local Amish farmers that give them organic feed. The cows pray every day for good tasting milk and never kill the flies that buzz around them, only gently shooing them away. I’m kidding about those last two points but they are cows from an Amish farm. They also use little bits of locally grown mint leaves in their ice cream and drizzles of delicious chocolate that immediately harden into sweet ribbons when its Stracciatella. The menta is like chewing on a mint leaf. Some batches are stronger in the mint flavor than other times but it is always intense and incredible, like skiing on Pluto(still a planet in my book). The Menta is so creamy and cool and then when you throw in the dark chocolate crunch of the Stracciatella, it’s like getting hit in the face with an iceberg and then crunching on the ice on Pluto. Mr.Freeze would definitely get this flavor (Batman Reference). Get it the next time they offer it, get a pint!!

Holy Cannoli- I just checked the website to see if they have Menta today and saw that they have grilled pineapple at the 13th street location. I can’t believe it!!! I’m so excited!!! I must go right now!!! I’ll let you know how it is.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails