Somehow, Milan and sweets just don't seem right together. When you think of Milan, you often think of high fashion, skinny models walking the runway, parties drenched in champagne, and ostentatious luxury at its finest. On the other hand, when you think of sweets, you think of the macarons in Paris, the churros in Barcelona, the mango sticky rice in Bangkok, and the like. Very rarely does Milan and sweets, or any other type of food for that matter, go hand in hand. However, Milan is still an Italian city with its fair share of amazing gelato
places. Here are some of the best!
La Bottega del Gelato
With over 50 different flavors on offer, it's no surprise that La Bottega del Gelato leads this list. Located along Via Giovan Battista Pergolesi, this shop provides the freshest cups or cones in the city with all its unique and exciting flavors. It helps that they only make use of seasonal ingredients, hence the flavors available also change with the seasons. But no matter what time of the year it is, the hotspot's fruity offerings remain absolute bestsellers. From passionfruit to mango, a spoonful of the stuff will almost feel like you're taking a sip of freshly-squeezed juice on a tropical island. So refreshing!
Il Massimo del Gelato
One of the most popular places on this list, Il Massimo del Gelato is located along Via Lodovico Castelvetro, a busy area in the city. Since many people go here, it's only natural that this shop eventually became a go-to hotspot for those who want a cup of gelato to cool them down. But what exactly separates this place from the rest? Its devotion to classic flavors. Where else will you find around ten different variations of chocolate ice cream? Each sweeter and more delicious than the next! Then there's the classic vanilla which makes for a great palette cleanser from the richer flavors.
Antica Gelateria Sartori
With a slogan that says, “Sartori ice cream, Superior ice cream,
” Antica Gelateria Sartori is definitely one to watch out for. Well, it is one of the old-school gelato places in the city. It was established back in 1937 and remains one of the ice cream mainstays in the fashion capital, often welcoming long queues practically everyday. Classic flavors reign supreme here, further proving the adage, 'when it's not broken, no need to fix it.' Also, since it's located by Piazza Luigi di Savoia, at the corner of via Pergolesi, it's fairly easy to get to via public transport
Can't get enough of chocolate-flavored gelato? Go to Cioccolati Italiani! Right along Via S. Raffaele stands this sophisticated dark brown-hued shop where you can already tell what their specialty is. Of course, among all their delectable chocolatey treats, their gelato is the top bestseller. More so because they offer it with various toppings, ranging from the favorites like nuts and marshmallows to your choice of fruit and candy. There's also the option of having it served as a sandwich, almost like an ice cream panini, with three big scoops in between two slices of sweet bread.
La Gelateria della Musica
La Gelateria della Musica is another extremely popular gelato place in Milan that often sees long queues no matter what day it is. In fact, it's far-fetched to say that this place is probably as well-known as some of the famous gelato shops in Rome
. That's how popular it is! As to why it's so famous, it's all thanks to their incredibly unique yet exciting flavors. Think red velvet cake-flavored gelato, with all the richness of the cake that inspired it. Or Chocolate Bacon-flavored gelato, offering a melodious mix of both sweet and savory tastes. There's no other gelato shop quite like this one!
Located along Corso Garibaldi, Don Peppinu offers the tastes and flavors of Sicily in the heart of Milan. It's no secret that one of the birthplaces of culinary excellence in Italy is Sicily, with old-school traditions and classic dishes reign supreme. Even the way they make and serve their gelato has remained the same over the years. So in a city known as one of the more modern metropolises of the country, having a place that serves traditional and classic gelato makes for an exciting palette-cleanser of sorts. Many have even noted that this shop offers the true taste of Italy's sweetness.
Finally, there's Gelateria Paganelli! Known as one of the finest gelato shops, not just in Milan, but in the entire country of Italy, it's safe to say that you'll be missing out if you overlook this shop on Via Adda! Quality is the name of the game here as the place only serves gelato they know will really satisfy their customers' cravings with just one spoonful. Add to that the exciting flavors they offer such as salted pistachio, raspberry, and more! If you want, you can even go for their gelato-induced desserts to really indulge in the quality of it all!
Fashion isn't the only thing to look forward to in Milan. The gelato here is also top-notched, especially if they come from one of these amazing shops. They stand proof that gelato really is the best dessert to enjoy, no matter where you are in Italy!
No matter how hot it is in Milan, a cone or a cup of gelato from any of these places will always work! Of course, spending time in our air-conditioned luxury home
here will do too!