It takes four or five years for a child to master the art of ice cream consumption.
The desired technique does not come naturally. It involves licking around the cone with the occasional upwards sweep, while a well-honed sense of timing and peripheral vision scans for droplets. These complex skills are developed over time, to be sure—and there’s no one better to teach it than Mom. Ice cream is education! (That’s what we’re telling ourselves anyway, and we’re sticking to our story!)
To make sure you (and your kids, of course) get the best education, we’d like to direct you to our Savvy Picks for the best ice cream in the city.
We have our old faves, and they’ve never disappointed. For the real Italiano Gelato, we can’t stay away from the Bacio flavour (hazelnut & chocolate) at Piccolo Grande. For a dizzying variety of flavours, try Pure Gelato on Elgin which provides cool escape in the evening hours. Try the cinnamon, green tea, or coconut that is worthy of a more tropical setting.