In the last 12 months, ice cream has played a role that should not be underestimated. it was – and continues to be – more than sweet consolation in an extremely complicated time. A nice ice cream at the end of the day become many times over a family ritual, an easy way to rejoice and think positively, thanks to the irresistible taste of excellent creams or delicious sorbets. A lot has changed in habits with the pandemic. With the limitation in movement, the canonical cone enjoyed while walking has often given way to an ice cream savored in the glasses at home. The great ice cream masters, faced with the crisis, they did not give up, understanding the changes in the market and focusing on delivery in all seasons. They also obtained the precious time to spend in their workshops rediscovering ancient and traditional tastes, welding ties with pastry and chocolate, without ever neglecting experimentation.
They have enhanced the ingredients of their territory, with a new awareness, aiming at a greedy product, but also healthy and sustainable. These were the weapons and strategies of entrepreneurs / ice cream makers in months in which many activities have lowered the shutters and we had to reinvent ourselves in order not to disappear. For many, the mantra was a perfect interweaving between the solidarity of the category and an indestructible creed for quality, in technique and in the selection of raw materials. A philosophy that has borne its fruits determining, for many virtuous realities, the confirmation or entry into G.uida ice cream parlors of Italy 2021 of Gambero Rosso, where the excellence of the sector is gathered. 58 restaurants have been awarded with the prestigious recognition of the three cones reserved for the best Ice cream shops of Italy that this year welcome 4 new entry. Without forgetting the 4 special prizes (emerging ice cream maker, best chocolate ice cream, best gastronomic ice cream, sustainability award) and the 37 pastry chefs selected for the mention “ Ice cream of the pastry chef ”.
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