There are two things which you should know about me a) I’m a physical geographer b) I’m a big fan of food.
So have you heard of a place called ‘Gelato Village’? If you have not, you’re not the only one. Couple of weeks ago, I was walking past this gelato shop in Saint Martins Square in Leicester. As I have never tried gelato before, I thought I might as well try it. To be honest, I thought it was just like normal ice cream. I was so totally wrong!
Gelato is an Italian word for ice cream but it has more milk and less cream, its churned at a slower rate than ice cream and it has a milky and favourable taste to it.
As I walked into Gelato Village, there were different gelato flavours to explore from. As a newbie in the gelato world, I asked to sample the gelatos to get a feel of it. The first one I tried was coffee. The moment I put that spoon into my mouth, the gelato melted in my mouth and I felt how silky it was. Then I tried a hazelnut one, tiramisu one and the list could go on. If you’re a vegan, there are sorbets as well such as the milk and dark chocolate.
In the end, I got a mini cup with three scoops which were milk chocolate, hazelnut and stracciatella that came with a mini waffle biscuit. Gelato village also serves hot drinks and has a cute seating area to sit down with your peers.
As a second year geographer, I had no idea that this place existed. If you’re a Leicester student or if you’re in Leicester for the day, try this place and let me know what you think.
Enjoy your gelatos,