Update: this store is now closed.
Another stop on the Tour del Gelato and also another stop in Roccamonfina by Karen! Check out the Tour del Gelato blogroll to participate or see other stops!
And in Gelato news, do you remember when I went to Grom in Florence? Now they are opening their first U.S. branch in New York! If you’re near Broadway and 76th starting this Saturday, it’s worth a taste!
Pinguino Blu is located on Via Paolo Sarpi, not too far from Corso Como or Parco Sempione, and only a few steps away from my gym. The first time I went there, I was impressed by the clean interior, the way a newly opened place sparkles. Actually, I’m not sure how long it’s been opened, but it has definitely retained that “clean” feeling.
These photos are from the second time I went to Pinguino Blu – between the first and second times several months passed as I couldn’t justify popping in after the gym or skipping the gym altogether and going there first! I’ve also gotten some other recommendations of places to try in Milan and those are next, but I pass this place often.
The first time I ordered pistacchio and cioccolato al peperoncino that was so hot and spicy I actually couldn’t finish it. It had a slow burn that dripped down the back of your throat. Luckily, when I went back my friend got that flavor again and it wasn’t as strong as I remembered, so they either changed the recipe or I’ve built up a tolerance, and it was quite good, especially with the mango she paired it with.
Usually when I try a new place I want to try the standard flavors because I can more easily compare them. I almost always get a pistacchio or nut flavor because you can judge the composition of fresh ingredients easier. But, I would love to try these sesame seed gelato cups the next time I go! Don’t they look good?
They had quite a few different gelato creations and a few gelato cakes as well (not pictured) and of course, mountains of take-away containers ready to be filled, as well as a yogurt bar with different add-ins for your fresh yogurt treat.
One of my favorite summer combinations – mango and cocco, coconut. The coconut was excellent which in my opinion is much harder to do well than mango because I find many gelaterias tend to make a really icy coconut, more like a sorbetto instead of the creamy gelato it should be.
I was glad I headed back for a second try. And it’s right in range for temptation!
Via Paolo Sarpi, 2 – Milano – 02.34534113