Like magma and dreams, gelato is a semisolid—neither solid enough to build a house upon nor liquid enough to feed to a thirsty sparrow. Sample what birds can't see with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet gelato and sorbet at Cold Fusion Gelato in Newport.
Cold Fusion Gelato's treat artisans handcraft gelato and sorbet in a variety of tongue-tempting flavors that have been praised by USA Today Travel and the Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis. All-natural ingredients—sourced locally whenever possible—go into each of the frozen treats, with the sorbet made without milk for a fat- and lactose-free alternative to italian ice cream and a solid alternative to licking nectar off a hummingbird's beak. Dozens of decadent gelato flavors, such as honey vanilla, Monkey Business (dark chocolate gelato with banana and coconuts), and dulce de leche, coat tongues in rich creaminess. Fat-free sorbet arrives in various fruit flavors—such as passion fruit and mango, pineapple banana, and wild summer berries—as well as herb and spice flavors, such as honey lavender, jasmine tea, and strawberry basil. Frozen delights are served in four sizes: kiddie (up to two flavors with a flattened top, $2.50), small (up to two flavors with a rounded top, $3.95), medium (up to three flavors, $4.85), and large (up to four flavors, $5.75).