I might have mentioned this ones or twice before: I loooove ice cream. You know how they say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? The way to my heart is to feed me ice cream. Preferably extravagant flavors or flavor combination. And that’s exactly what Capogiro, a Philadelphia Gelateria, has to offer. Now, you might think that there is no way that the ice cream at some ice cream shop in Philadelphia is better than gelato in Italy.
BUT, guess what? According to National Geographic’s list of best places to eat ice cream, Capogiro is now officially THE best place to eat ice cream for anyone who would like to experience ice cream flavors beyond the traditional chocolate, vanilla, strawberry combination.
So, since I have a slight obsession with ice cream and the boyfriend currently resides in Philadelphia, I educated him about this wonderful place in rather close proximity to his current home and we went to eat ice cream.
Avocado, Banana Foster, Burnt Sugar, Cranberry and Heirloom Apple, Lime Cilantro, Thai Coconut Milk, and Turkish Coffee are just some of the rather unusual flavors. In addition to some classic flavors Capogiro also has offers some rotating and more seasonal flavors like Saigon Cinnamon, Quince or New Orleans Nog (Eggnog spiked with Southern Comfort).
I went with a Lime Cilantro and Thai Coconut combination. It was quite a good interplay between the flavors.
Another great aspect about this ice cream shop was that the atmosphere was quite nice and in addition to getting ice cream (which in not so sunny winter time Philadelphia can be a rather bad idea) one could also get hot chocolate, tea or coffee. We shared a cup of coffee, which was quite good, too. Based on the heavy coat I was wearing INSIDE (??) that day must have been pretty cold, so I’m pretty sure any kind of hot beverage would have been great.
Capogiro has quite a good selection of beverages, anything from Lattes over cappuccinos and hot chocolate to specialty teas. I’d definitely prefer coming here than going to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. But that may have something to do with the fact that there is a huge selection of flavors and I intend to try every single one of them.
If you ever come across this place in Philadelphia, go inside and try some (they provide samples, too!)