Like latte or biscotti, there is no perfect word in the English language for gelato, as linguists are usually too polite to translate with their mouths full. Indulge in an international delicacy with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Italian ice, gelato, and ice cream novelties at Zarlengo's Italian Ice in Chicago Heights. This Groupon expires in one month.
For more than 25 years, the family of arctic artisans at Zarlengo's Italian Ice has infused real fruit and carefully selected ingredients into more than 50 varieties of temperature-defying delicacies, each carefully forged on-site and collectively voted Best Ice Cream in the Chicago Area by Chicago Sun-Times readers. Guests may commission miniature igloos in seasonal flavors such as pumpkin gelato or apple-cinnamon Italian ice (medium $3.25), or they can unite flavors such as mango, chocolate, and strawberry Italian ice with soft serve ice cream in an arctic cooler (medium $4.29). Natural ingredients such as fresh tangerines and bananas come together in real fruit slushes (medium $4.29) to enjoy a refreshing reprieve from their day jobs as still-life models, and hand-dipped novelties such as the Zar bar accommodate busy patrons with 10 varieties of chocolate-ensconced portability ($1.89).
In addition to painting palates with an array of all-natural specialties, guests may also adorn their personal freezers with miniature sundaes to go, available in Oreo and turtle flavors. Start a freezer stockpile of individual ice-cream treats to enjoy during the months when the landscape offers a glut of boring old regular ice.