Oh How Sweet It Is
I scream, you scream—who doesn’t scream for ice cream? Kicking off 2018 on a sweet note, the Miami Design District has opened four new spots where you can get the fanciest scoops in town. Find out more about them, below!
Launched more than 200 years ago in Milan, the historic Italian shop, Pasticceria Marchesi—which falls under the Prada Group umbrella—will stay in Paradise Plaza for one more month. First popping up during Art Basel Miami Beach, Pasticceria Marchesi brings a real taste of authentic Italian gelato to Miami, all served from a 1950s-inspired ice-cream cart surrounded by fanciful pink tables and chairs. An ode to its history, this open-air pop-up has a green, marblelike wall that replicates the facade of its charmingoriginal location, which sits on Via Montenapoleone, in Milan. Pasticceria Marchesi is located at 151 NE 41st Street.
With its stencil-painted storefront, outdoor, vine-clad courtyard and crystal “garden,” the Miami Design District location of Chrome Hearts is already impressive. Throw in a pop-up exhibit, shop and bakery, complete with a Chrome Hearts café and confectioner's shop, and it’s sweeter than ever. For a short time only, pull up a chair in the outdoor courtyard and order everything from gourmet coffee, tea and Bakeology cookies, to of course, heavenly scoops of sweet ice cream from Miami favorite, Azucar Ice Cream. Chrome Hearts is located at 4025 NE Second Avenue.
AUBI & RAMSA
This Miami-based ice cream shop fuses two of our favorite things: scoops and alcohol. Handcrafted with only the finest wines and spirits, these pints come in flavors like “The Highland Truffle,” a single malt ice cream made with Belgian chocolate, two shots of Macallan 12-Year and chocolate chunks; “Orange Chocolate Cheesecake” ice cream with Glenlivet and Cointreau; “The Tangerine Mimosa,” which is made with a full 187mL bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut; “The Dirty Mojito” with two shots of Zacapa 23 and mint sprinkles; and more. AUBI & RAMSA is located at 172 NE 41st Street.
If you’ve been to Alter and BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, then you already know about the wonder of Pastry Chef Soraya Kilgore. The wife of Miami’s own legendary chef, Brad Kilgore, Soraya is about to debut her first solo operation: an ice cream and sweets shop, MadLab Creamery, in Palm Court. Go here for homemade chocolate slabs sold by the pound, bonbons, Japanese cheesecake, a rotating menu of six different flavors of ice cream—from classics like vanilla and chocolate, to seasonal flavors like jackfruit and passionfruit mango—and 30+ homemade toppings, like sprinkles, cotton candy, marshmallows, matcha Swiss rolls and more. Even sweeter? The design: the shop is pink, white, has two giant ice cream cones at the entrance, and is totally Instagram-worthy. MadLab Creamery is located at 140 NE 39th Street.
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