One taste of the 24 rotating flavors of premium homemade gelato—including reliable standards of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and stracciatella, along with a bevy of other possibilities—and you will understand why public-service announcements insist that eating gelato is like tasting ice cream for the first time, every time. Unlike the black-market gelato dealers littering the streets with heaps of dishonorable fake frozens, the staff at Swirls uses the top-of-the-line Carpigiani equipment to make authentic, all-natural gelato with techniques learned from world-renowned gelato expert Luciano Ferrari. For an even-lighter frozen treat, the homemade soft-serve frozen yogurt is 98% fat free, and the sorbetto is fruitastically fresh.
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Home to more than 140 flavors of dairy-based frozen treats, Bruster’s offers everything from traditional sundaes ($5 for regular) to customizable, candy-loaded blasts ($4.75 for regular). A lengthy flavor list offers enough cold, creamy options to placate the pickiest palate and smother the smokiest campfire. Browse the menu to select your optimal sweet-tooth-sating device, such as a single-scoop waffle cone filled with one of more than 24 flavors of ice cream made fresh every day ($4.15). Though flavors vary by store, dairy denizens may sample eclectic edible hues such as mint chocolate chip—one of Bruster's featured mint flavors in April. Opt for the lighter options of sorbets and italian ices or takeout containers in pint ($5.50), quart ($7.50), half-gallon ($11.75), and udder-size servings.
Britans Yogurt Mill tempts sweet teeth with troves of trans-Atlantic treats and healthy, probiotic substitutes with a regularly-rotating cast of flavors. Britans' stash of Only 8 frozen yogurt, free of fats, sugars, cholesterol, and lava, packs 48 calories per small serving ($2.50) and 64 calories per medium cup ($3.25), letting sweet-seekers indulge without sabotaging waistlines. Churn spoons over gobs of Working Cow Ice Cream ($2.65–$3.95), Florida's own boutique dairy blend brimming with fruit, chocolate, and nuts; or expand horizons with Britans' import selection of candy ($1.25–$5.25) and biscuits from England and South Africa.
With each creamy bite, it becomes more evident that CherryBerry's yogurt was made from all-natural ingredients: the strawberry contains tiny chunks of fruit, and the chocolate's rich flavor could never have come from a powdered mix. Like a tag-team dance-off at the UN, the yogurt itself features four types of live and active cultures, all of which aid in digestion. Low-fat, fat-free, and gluten-free flavors abound, as do sorbet options with no dairy and Splenda-sweetened yogurts with no added sugar. More than 50 fruit, nut, and candy options overflow from bins and canisters at the topping bar, awaiting their chance to cascade down the snowy peaks of fro-yo.
Under the same roof as CherryBerry, but following the beat of their own chocolate-dipped drum, are the expert confectioners of Paradise Chocolate. At a separate counter, they hand-dip fruits and pretzels into vats of warm chocolate and set them out to cool alongside premium truffles. Distinctive varieties of bon-bons, peanut-butter delights, and english toffee congregate with apples draped in caramel and Valentine's Day chocolates inside the 8-foot-long display case.
The team at So Nuts! Donuts & Deli is out to prove that everything goes better with a donut?even grilled cheese sandwiches. The menu has an entire section dedicated to grilled cheese donuts: picture a traditional glazed donut cut in half, layered with cheddar and American cheese and maybe an extra topping or two, then grilled to salty-sweet perfection. If cheese sandwiches aren't your thing, they'll gladly use a donut (or two) as a bun on any of their burgers or sandwiches, making So Nuts! one of the only places you can order corned beef or hot roast beef on a donut without anyone blinking an eye.
That may all sound rather whimsical, but So Nuts! takes its donuts pretty seriously. The bakers whip up nearly 30 varieties of donuts in unique flavors. Favorites include the Cookie Monster, a chocolate-glazed yeast ring topped with Chips Ahoy pieces, and the Hemingway, a vanilla yeast donut with key lime filling and crushed graham crackers. And the donut-makers are so open to new and creative ideas, they'll even let customers dream up custom donuts using any of the ingredients available in the kitchen.