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This Giant Ferrero Rocher Cake Is A Golden Dome Of Decadence

Growing up, a Ferrero Rocher piece was the pinnacle of decadent confection. Wrapped in bright gold foil, the balls of chocolate and hazelnut boasted a rich flavor and bold textures created from the marriage of the two balanced ingredients.

Now imagine that feeling, magnified one hundred fold.

Gelato Messina, a gelato shop in Australia, created a giant Ferrero Rocher ball that pales all other candies before it.

Photo Courtesy of Reuben Mourad

The exquisite details to create this dessert miracle start with tempered chocolates that are liquefied and poured into a dome mold, which is then tipped upside down. The mold is next filled with gianduja gelato, white chocolate, and hazelnut spread, all of which are then frozen. What follows is the hazelnut praline mousse and chocolate covered Rice Krispies being added to the gelato dome once it’s stiff.

A second, smaller hazelnut and cream gelato dome is crafted, frozen, and glazed with chocolate rocker glaze while the bottom dome is sprayed with gold luster. Finally, the Rocher glazed dome is placed on top of the gold glazed one, sealed and ready to be split in half.

Photo Courtesy of Reuben Mourad

An intricate process, yes, but the results speak for themselves.

You can order this cake online to be shipped or pick it up in-store if you’re in Australia.

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This Insta-Worthy Fruity Pebbles Gelato Sandwich Will Debut At Playlist Live’s New Food Festival

Foodbeast and Hubert’s Lemonade are bringing a new food festival to Playlist Live in Orlando, Florida. One of the tasty highlights is this Fruity Pebbles Gelato Sandwich that’s sure to cram Instagram feeds throughout the event.

Crafted by Sweet City Gelato, this dessert sandwich features a kaleidoscope of colors that make it as photogenic as it is scrumptious. It starts with a Fruity Pebbles gelato with flecks of the rainbow cereal both on the inside and outside. Soft pink cookies provide a vivid contrast to the spectrum of colors and act as a sweet exterior for the thick, creamy gelato.

To help cut through the richness of the dessert, Hubert’s Blackberry Lemonade is being served up as a bright, acidic complement to Sweet City’s eye-popping treat.

Sweet City Gelato is crafting the Fruity Pebbles Gelato sandwich for Foodbeast’s Brunchfest, presented by Hubert’s Lemonade at Playlist Live. Brunchfest will be running in the Food Truck Area from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, April 28th, and Sunday, April 29th.

Tickets to the event, happening at the Orlando World Center Marriott, are still available.

Photos by Michael Priestley

Created in partnership with Hubert’s Lemonade


These Gelato Animals Are Almost Too Adorable To Devour

Do you remember watching the music video from one of Katy Perry’s first hits, “California Gurls?” You know, the video with all the Candy Land aesthetics with cotton candy skies and shrubbery of sweets everywhere. Well, these cutesy gelato critters we recently tried look like something out of that over the top music video.

These super adorable gelato animals can be found at Eiswelt Gelato in Westminster, California. They turn your favorite gelato flavors into just about any loveable animal you can think of. Kitties, doggies, piggies, chickens, of course unicorns, and even Pikachu all make an appearance. To create the charming features on the edible animals, they use Belgian chocolate and marshmallows.

These little guys all need a nice home… and your belly would be the perfect place!

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‘Spaghetti Gelato’ Is The Only Pasta That Can Give You Brain Freeze, And That’s OK

After a hearty bowl of spaghetti, there’s nothing like some sweet ice cream to bring a delicious meal to a close.

What could you could combine the two widely popular dishes into one sweet item?

Gelato and Angels, a gelato shop based in Manhattan Beach, CA, developed a Spaghetti-Gelato Sundae that looks nearly identical to the iconic Italian-inpired pasta dish. They nailed the aesthetics pretty much down to the sauce and toppings.

The Spaghetti Gelato Cone is based on a German dessert known as “Spaghettieis.”

Once an order is made, the gelato is strained into “noodles” onto a waffle cone. The faux pasta is then topped with a strawberry “marinara” and white chocolate “parmesan cheese.”

Definitely adding a cone to our wish list this holiday season.



This Is How The World Eats Ice Cream

Aw, summer, the time for barbecues, pool parties and of course ice cream. Whether it be off a truck, out of a freezer, or out of your favorite parlor, ice cream is a summer necessity.

But did you know your favorite frozen treat doesn’t have the same look everywhere? While Americans tend to scoop it into a bowl, or cone other countries have taken wildly different interpretations of the frozen treat we know and love. The treats may look different, taste different and have different ingredients, but at least we can all agree on one thing, we all scream for ice cream.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts put together an infographic showing what ice cream looks like around the world. Check it out below.




Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Ice Cream [INFOGRAPHICS]


For being the go-to summertime treat, it’s a little odd to think about how very little we know about ice cream. Like, how much exercise does it take to burn off a single bowl of a bacon sundae? Or when exactly does “ice cream” stop being “ice cream” and become a “frozen dairy dessert”?

Check out the list of infographics below to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about ice cream – or at the very least, everything you’ve wanted to learn via infographic. We’ve got it all, from the local costs of a cone worldwide to the price breakdown of the most expensive treat at New York’s Serendipity 3. There’s even a chart on what flavor gelato you should try on your next trip to Rome, which I’m sure is bound to come in handy one of these days.

Or we could always just head to Portland, whose residents apparently eat more ice cream than any other U.S. city – though it’s probably just the melted stuff. (Ba-Dum-Tss)


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Global Annual Ice Cream Consumption Worldwide



Ice Cream Currency Calculator




The Most Expensive Ice Cream at Serendipity




Stuff You Didn’t Know About Ice Cream




What’s In That Ice Cream?




Burn Off That Bacon Sundae



Understanding Artisan Gelato




How Healthy Is Your Ice Cream?




Follow The Path to What Gelato Flavor Suits You Today




What Your Favorite Ice Cream Says About You?



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ICYMI: Haagen-Dazs Does Sea Salt Caramel, Limoncello & More Gelato Flavors

Sea Salt Caramel

Like McDonald’s serving breakfast all day, it’s that duh(licious) moment all of us having been waiting for. Finally, finally, the ice cream equivalent of really fancy wine is releasing their line of gelato. That’s right: Haagen-Dazs is going Italian.

Seven new flavors started appearing on shelves in April, accompanied by a mouth-watering description from Haagen-Dazs brand manager/resident poet, Cady Behles:

“Leisurely strolls through the piazza at dusk, an appreciation of centuries old craftsmanship, and a love of food that borders on obsession, these are the essential Italian moments we had in mind when creating Häagen-Dazs Gelato. As the first super premium national brand to offer gelato, we wanted to make sure we got every detail exactly right by providing those who know and love our brand with the perfect expression of the Italian experience.”

See that? Nom on Haagen-Daz gelato, and you’ll basically be in Italy. Presumably, the heightened prices cover air travel if you’re not there already.

Dark Chocolate Chip

Anyway, the new flavors are: Sea Salt Caramel, Dark Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Stracciatella (like a sweeter version of chocolate chip), Cappuccino (yes, please), Limoncello (made with lemon AND VODKA!), and Black Cherry Amaretto (made with black cherries AND AMARETTO!).

Hold up, Italy. That is 2/7 flavors with booze in the mix. You are doing things right. And peep that fancy black carton. Straight up class.

If you want to join in on the fun, keep an eye out. Haagen-Dazs will be selling 14 oz. containers for $4.79, while the guaranteed favorites, Sea Salt Caramel and Vanilla Bean, will also be available in “fun size” (3.2 oz.) for $1.49.


If you’re on the fence, just read through those flavors again. You’re welcome.


Real Italian Ice Cream Sandwich

I feel like I’ve been eating ice cream sandwiches wrong my entire life. This photo of an Italian Ice Cream Sandwich comes by way of our super intern Kiera as she embarks on her journey through Italy. The sandwich we’re looking at above combines chocolate hazelnut and banana gelato flavors in a brioche.

While I’d hate to discredit all other ice cream sandwiches I’ve enjoyed so throughly in the past, this one does indeed look like an experience waiting to happen. For more items like these, and to stay up on Kiera’s travels and eats through Italy, stay tuned to her Running Diary!