Monthly Archives: January 2014

Giardino Gelato Bloggers Night

Last December 18, Giardino Gelato invited us bloggers for a night of fun & Gelato tasting at their Commissary at the basement Abreeza mall.  We get to experience first hand on how to make Straciatella (vanilla w/ chocolate chips) & Mango sorbet. I was running a bit late from work, that when I  came to the event, I was surprised to see that they were all attentive in listening on how to make gelatos from simple ingredients.They were mixing the ingredients for the Straciatella and was about to put the mixture on this machine to be processed for around 10 minutes, and this is the result for the Straciatella gelato. It was a fun seeing the owner herself sharing us the recipes of the 2 flavors.

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After mixing the ingredients for the Mango Sorbet, we were asked to wait for 10-15 minutes as the mixture will be processed using the Carpigiani gelato machine. The Carpigiani is a brand of ice cream machine that is used by the company in producing the Gelato.
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Here is the finish product of the Mango Sorbet:

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After the 2 gelatos that was shared to us, we also get to taste the other unreleased flavors they had prepared for us.

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We had Durian, Chocnut, Reese’s Nutrageous, Sesame,Rhum Raisin and Appletini.

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Durian– the king of fruits, the taste was good, not too strong yet the durian flavor & smell remains there. Its one of my favorite among the 7 flavors that where given to us. Its a MUST TRY!

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Chocnut– Flavored with the filipino favorite choco & nuts. I’m not a fan of it, but its still good for chocnut lovers.

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Sesame (MUST TRY!) – is an original Japanese favorite gelato. I was curious and decided to try this. I love the flavor and aroma of sesame, didn’t know that sesame seeds or anything from the sesame seeds can be made into gelato.Uusally, Japanese restos would usually offer green tea ice cream and not this Sesame Gelato. Its something unique for me.

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Reese’s Nutrageous- Reese’s  to the maximum level since its mixed with whole nuts, caramel, chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter. Its definitely a chocoholic’s dream gelato! My 3rd fave flavor!
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Rhum Raisin – Italian’s call this Malaga. Gelato that has rhum.The flavor of rhum is just a bit strong, but worry not since they only use less than a percent of rhum. This is ideal for the people who wants something unique.

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Appletini- Apple sobret with a touch of vodka, ideal for people who are into cokctail drinks.
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I would recommend my three personal favorites which are the Sesame, Durian and Reese’s Nutrageous. I would like to thank Giardino Gelato for the wonderful night of gelato tasting with bloggers. Excited to taste my fave gelatos again soon! 😀

 

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Giardino Gelato

2nd Level Abreeza Mall..

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