Budapest: The icecream quest continues and we find Icecream Roses
This is a winning combo: sweet cold icecream on a hot day, delivered in a beautiful form that also tastes great.
We found this place by chance, as we were wandering back to the subway after visiting St Stevens Basilica. The name is Gelarto Rosa, on Svent Istvan ter 3, a narrow street very close to St Stevens Basilica.
This unassuming little shop delivers a big treat: icecream sculpted into gorgeous rose shapes, with three layers of petals. They also sell yummy macarons, but that doesn’t appear to be the main attraction.
The icecream comes in pretty colors and a wide variety of flavors, and you choose your combo, mixing as you wish. Some of the flavor varieties are the standard, like strawberry and chocolate, but there are other more unusual ones too, like basil and lemon, elderflower, lavender, salty caramel.
The staff are very friendly, and smile as they carefully craft your rose—
The verdict from Nath and Sonya: 100% yummy, one of the best icecreams so far, and by far the most beautiful.