Ice cream at Il Laboratorio Del Gelato in NYC, New York | I just want to eat!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ice cream at Il Laboratorio Del Gelato in NYC, New York

Gelato always reminds me of our trip to Italy few years ago where we had gelato on a daily basis! Coconut for Jodi and Hazelnut or nutella for me! I remember that, at the time, it costed 2 Euros and we had a huge amount of it!

So, here we are at Il Laboratorio Del Gelato or the Ice Cream Laboratory. 

They did a good job making it look like a laboratory where they experiment and create incredible ice cream such as olive oil or tarragon! I tried the olive oil ice cream and it was fairly good, with sufficient taste of olive oil.

Jodi decided to order coconut and marshmallow:

I went for cookies and cream, and chocolate and hazelnut:

I liked the marshmallow and cookies and cream ice cream: they were creamy and tasty, the cookies and cream having some decent chunks of oreo cookie. But I was extremely disappointed by the chocolate and hazelnut one: you could barely taste the hazelnut and the chocolate was a bit bitter. When I ordered it, I thought it would be similar to nutella: not at all! 
Then, for the first time, I saw Jodi not eat her coconut ice cream! I tried it and it is true that it was lacking coconut taste.

At the end, I am on the fence for Il Laboratorio Del Gelato and may go back to try other flavors. At this point, I still think that Eataly or Grom are better.

Enjoy (...)!

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  1. I am the obnoxious customer who asks to taste at least four kinds before i order....:) i don't remember what i had last at il laboratorio, i am at grom most often-and their hazelnut is really really amazing.
    Have you or jodi tried "coconut bliss" ice cream sold in groceries? Its a coconut milk ice cream that is really delicious for when you can't make it to good gelato.

    1. Hazelnut is my fav for ice cream and cakes! Grom and Eataly have great Hazelnut gelato.
      I don't tink we ever see the coconut bliss: we will check that out! Thanks for the tip!