Creamy white chocolate gelato sprinkled with lime zest.
Imagine sitting in a lovely, sunny, small town square in Tuscany eating the smoothest, creamiest handmade Italian white chocolate gelato sprinkled with fresh, aromatic lime zest.
This is quite simply the best gelato I have had in Italy. My experience with real Italian gelato has admittedly been limited to a couple of trips, but I also (admittedly) consumed a fair amount of gelato on said trips. And while the gelato in Italy has been pretty spectacular across the board, this is the first gelato I have been moved to write about. It wins my own personal grand prize hands down.
The first time I went into Gelato Anfiteatro in Lucca’s Piazza Anfiteatro, I knew I had to get the white chocolate with lime. You could see that the lime zest was fresh, and just thinking about how that would taste over handmade white chocolate gelato was making me drool.
I settled on the panna cotta as my other flavour. The panna cotta gelato was also amazing and could easily have won for best flavour as well. In fact, pretty much every flavour I tasted was uncommonly good on both the texture and flavour fronts. But the white chocolate with lime got my vote because it was an original combination and incredibly delicious, and the lime zest added both freshness of flavour and beauty to its appearance.
When we returned to this spot a second time, I got the exact same two flavors I did the first time. I have no idea if I will every have the chance to return to Lucca, and I had to have that experience one more time.
I can just imagine eating the white chocolate and Lime gelato right now 🙂 slurp! Especially on a cold day like this when all I can do is dream of warm weather!
I know what you mean! It is freezing here too. But gelato definitely makes me think of summer. 🙂
what am amazing experience–lucky you 🙂 Will you try to recreate that one at home as well? How did it go with the egg dish?
I’m not sure I’ll try my hand at making gelato at home, but I will definitely be grating some lime zest over my ice cream in the future! Haven’t revisited the egg dish yet. 😉
That looks seriously refreshing.
It really was. Though hard to imagine right now with the snow coming down the way it is!!