Italy is renowned for its gelato, a softer and smoother form of ice-cream. There are many old shops that have been making ice-cream for decades, but I decided to visit Fatamorgana, a modernist ice-cream parlor with some interesting flavors. The black rice & rose ice-cream definitely intrigued me, but on the picture it’s hidden beneath two other flavors.
The ice-cream was gray in color, due to the black rice, and had a lot of grains of rice running throughout it. The rice was cooked as the Italians love their pasta, al dente. It was therefore a bit tough and chewy, but that did give an interesting texture to the otherwise smooth gelato. I was worried that the rose flavor might be overpowering as is so often the case, but it was only there on the background. The black rice was the real star here.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 7
P.S. on the picture the ice-cream is covered by two different flavors of ice-cream which I will wrote about soon.