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Snowflake aims to ‘serve happiness’ through the means of Italian gelato and sorbetto. Flavours come and go (strawberries and cream for Wimbledon fortnight, for example), and there are the likes of waffles, smoothies and concoctions such as banana splits. Whatever you choose, the quality is high – freshly made and with sound ingredients. Rich flavours of praline, and date and honey, were particular highlights, while the white chocolate-based eponymous house speciality is a creamy and vibrant smash.
Sorbettos are equally tempting: the lime flavour was on the brink of overpowering, but the strawberry proved a refreshingly fruity revelation. The bare, space-age decor will either attract or repel, depending on your preferences, but the ice-cream has universal appeal.
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Snowflake, a chain of luxury gelato branches around London recently launched Billionaire’s Soft Serve, the “most expensive ice-cream” in England for £99 a cone at Selfridges.
The icecream replicates our childhood 99er flake but instead uses the finest Persian blue salted caramel, 24 carrot gold leaf decorations and weighs as much as 350g!
Giving this one a miss, I decided to head down to their Soho branch instead. As I entered their parlour that had a clean crisp feel to it, there was a wide variety of flavours to choose from. The gelatos are all handmade and use organic Jersey milk from a family farm in Somerset.
I ordered the Popcorn flavour on a cone. It tasted rather bland and lacked the necessary decadence a first-class gelato would normally have. So I decided to try another flavour hoping this time it would be better. I ordered the Amarena which is vanilla with cherries. Again, it did not live up to the expectations of ‘luxury’ gelato.
They have other treats on the menu like waffles, sundaes and crepes but after having eaten their gelato I won’t be going back. With a small icecream at £3.50, a medium one at £4.50 and a large at £5.50, prices are on the high side. Snowflake need to do more than just sell icecreams at £99.
I was walking to a restaurant to have dinner with my friends on the same road when I spotted this place with its pristine looking interior and I just knew I was having dessert here on the way back.
Dear God, it was so worth it.
A ball of ice cream in a fancy glass filled with espresso *drool*
It's not just any kind of ice cream either, their signature Snowflake is white chocolate and coconut and is just delish.
They pretty much do everything here, from waffles to fancy tea, even coke floats (Snowfloats according to them).
Forever my fave dessert spot :D
The delicious flavours on offer are matched by the overall welcoming ambiance. It's certainly a place to visit for quality that extends beyond the palate.
Excellent service and exquisite gelato. Not just for ice cream lovers; the herbal teas are great too.
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