Ever imagined enjoying that bite of sinful gelato in the land of coconut palms? Here is your chance.
Gelato is the Italian word for 'ice cream.' But yet there are subtle differences between the two. While the method of preparation is quite similar, gelato consists of higher proportions of milk and lower proportions of cream and eggs (or in some cases no eggs at all). It is churned at a slower rate, making it denser than any other ice cream.
Accessible, different and quite satisfactory
Milano is not 'yet another' ice cream parlour. It is an ideal place for ice cream aficionados to satisfy their taste buds with something different. Situated on M.G. Road in Ernakulam, this little 'gelato' joint has become very popular among Kochiites in the recent years. Milano is run by Sara, a native of Milan, Italy. 'I keep shuttling between Milan and Kochi. My husband is here but my home and the rest of my family are in Italy,' Sara said. You will never miss the eating joint as it is situated by the main road, thus, you can never miss it! Moreover, the ambience of the place is rather cosy and is bound to bring a smile on your face.
How do you get there
Milano is approximately 2 km from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station. You could even board a bus that halts at the Medical Trust hospital. You could then walk 200 metres in-direction heading towards the Naval Base. The junction situated 100 metres from the Ravipuram Sri Krishna Temple, could also be a landmark to locate the place. The ice cream parlour is only a stone's throw away from the junction.
What must thy experiment?
Milano offers its customers a wide array of goodies. But its mouth-watering gelatos can leave you lost for a while. There is Orange, Strawberry, Ferror Rocher, Chocolate Truffle, Tender Coconut, Cherry and many other exoctic flavour. You could even taste the cheese cakes as well. What is more attractive is the option of tasting a customised combination of flavours. Confused? Well, imagine tasting a cup of tender coconut gelato with a dash of chocolate. Do not be fooled by the ingredients. This unique mixtures are bound to make you more than satisfied.
Price vs experience
The term 'gelato' does make the experience of trying a new spot exclusive in its own way. The average cost for gelato at the Milano Ice Cream parlour is approximately Rs. 300 for two people. Then again, here is a tip. You could request to be served a cup full of gelato instead of a cone.