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Another Lick

In Drink n Sip & Lick, Heladerias on March 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

thick and creamy

My devil’s advocate in frozen yogurt was long lost when my eyes caught one right next door to where I was. One more try.

Zog

Costa Rica 4560, Palermo, Buenos Aires (http://www.meencantazog.com.ar/index.html)

Heladeria Critic: I’m beginning to notice the white interior trends in frozen yogurt stores, similar to the States, but there is something empty and cold that I can’t seem to grasp upon. Interiors aside, I’m happy to give frozen yogurt a try. This one wasn’t disappointing: rich, creamy, and very flavorful. A small cup+ 1 topping +1 syrup options: 10 pesos. ($2) Good deal. For a sweet craving, I have to say I’ll be coming back. Say goodbye to my devil’s advocate.

Pros

  • natural and maracuya flavors were excellent, my favorite is the maracuya (passion fruit)
  • fruit toppings were very fresh

Cons

  • peanut nuggets were disappointing
  • toppings uninspiring


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Healthy Ice Cream

In Drink n Sip & Lick, Heladerias on February 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Frozen Yog

Awhile back in San Fran, everyone was talking about frozen yogurts+ toppings. To me, it was fresh and interesting in the beginning. I liked it: a few renovating topping and I even contemplated about how ‘healthy’ it was. Unfortunately, all positive thoughts fizzled when store after store opened everywhere- a bit too much. I’ve heard about this trend of frozen yogurt starting up here; after reading BA Foodies‘s recent article, it got me inspired to give it a try. I’m curious. If frozen yogurt can survive in one of the best cream cities in the world, then it must be smackingly good.

Pinkfrost

Maure 1884, Las Canitas, Buenos Aires 4779 1384 (http://www.pinkfrost.com.ar)

Heladeria Critic: The space is clean, white and spacious. They have enough varieties of toppings and the frozen yogurt comes in three flavors: natural, chocolate and passion fruit. I liked the natural yogurt with oreos and fruits. Though I much rather prefer to take 2 huge bites out of the Banana Split in Volta. For a small healthy cup + 3 toppings: 12 pesos ($3). Not bad, for a healthy snack.

Pros

  • creamy thick texture of the frozen yogurt
  • good space and price
  • options of coffee and smoothies

Cons

  • Meh topping choices: the fruit toppings were not ultra-fresh, and the fun toppings didn’t stand out. (I heart the mochi nuggets at Red Mango.)
  • chocolate frozen yogurt was okay.

Cream of the Crop

In Drink n Sip & Lick, Heladerias on January 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Licklicious

One of the things Buenos Aires did well for their people is providing the abundance of ice cream to melt all their worries away. Combine that and their incredible door-to-door deliveries, ensuring that a lick of happiness is just a call away. Though ice cream is everywhere to be tasted, I am still stuck with Volta and Persicco. Ah. Persicco, I have finally gotten around to it. One taste of the rich creamy flavors just may replace my all-time favorite, Ici in Berkeley. Last night, all four of us licked away a whole box of ice cream. (70 pesos ($18) for 1 kilo) After two bowls, the withdrawal creeps upon me; didn’t help knowing that with just one phone call, I can have my addiction all over again.

Persicco

http://www.persicco.com/ (locations all over)

Heladeria Critic: The openness and the bright color combinations of the ambiance just puts a smile on my face.

Pros

  • W-O-W: words cannot described the exquisiteness of their flavors
  • we tried chocolate with almonds, dulce de leche with chocolate, tramontana, and banana split

Cons

  • if only they had waffle cones like Ici: that chooclate bite in the end of the cone
  • playful curious flavors
  • a bit expensive in comparison to other local places

Crunching and Licking

In Drink n Sip & Lick, Heladerias on September 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

Mmmmm

It was a gluttonous craving in between our shopping at Jujuy, a recommended sweet stop if you are around there, especially if the chances of coming all the way downtown is close to zero.

Healaderia Saverio

San Juan 2800, San Cristobal, Buenos Aires 0800-222-1909 (http://www.saverio.com.ar)

Healderia Critic: This place is spacious and the gelatos are creamy with great selections; 17 pesos (~$4) for a sugar cone and two big ice cream scoops is more than enough for my expanding stomach. Though overall, critiquing the texture, quality and selections… I am still in love with Un’Altra Volta.

Pros

  • creamy flavors
  • I love my chocolate with raisins and rum & chocolate with almonds

Cons

  • unfortunately, a friend found a frozen ice cube in her ice cream

The First Ice Cream Experience

In Drink n Sip & Lick, Heladerias on August 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

The Name that Speaks for Itself

I'm Addicted

Someone once told me, “People in Buenos Aires are serious about their icecream.”

Of course they are! The flavors alone are just overwhelming. Just in their ‘chocolate’ section, they have 11 flavors: chocolate with almonds, chocolate with rhum moistened raisins, chocolate with hazelnuts, etc. To continue, they have the other sections of ‘traditional creams’, ‘dulce de leche’, ‘fruits’, ‘genuine’ and the ‘light’.  I shall never see ice cream the same anymore. The Pandora box has opened for me and soon I am going to buy new jeans.

Un’ Altra Volta

Echeverría 2302, Belgrano, Buenos Aires ( there are a few all over the city, check their website for more locations: http://www.unaltravolta.com.ar/)

Heladeria Critic: Friends were right about this place- it is too good to be true. I am still not a fan of Dulce de Leche. The sweet buttery caramel combined with the chocolate was too sweet to my taste. The other flavors we had were chocolate with almonds, banana split and chocolate with rum.

Pros

  • creamy dense and flavorful
  • love the way they categorize their flavors
  • my favorite so far is the banana split with chunks of chocolate
  • their small waffle cup was crispy delicious and freshly made

Cons

  • not yet a fan of dulce de leche, though I’ll give it another try with other flavors
  • my soon expanding waist line
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