School’s out for Summer

Just as Dolcino turns 1, schools break up for the summer. And the weather has turned fine – right on time.

Gelato counter at Dolcino

At Dolcino, we’re busy creating new gelato flavours for the summer, in addition to increasing our production of all your old favourites. Check back on different days and you’ll find different flavours out. Among the new flavours we’re working on are some of the suggestions you made for our National Ice Cream Month gelato competition:

  • Peppermint Aereo
  • Twix and Amaretto
  • Dandelion and Burdoch
  • Victoria Sponge (buttercream and jam with sponge chunks mixed in)
  • Mojito
  • Rocky Road
  • Basil, Lemon and Green Tea
  • Amaretto and Coffee
  • Ginger and Rhubarb
  • Chocolate and Banana
  • Chilli and Dark Chocolate
  • Fig and Orange
  • Mint and Cucumber
  • Ginger Biscuit

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Thanks, also, to BBC Radio Leicester for our hot new favourite, Gin and Tonic gelato with a twist of lime. That’s gone down a treat.

If you want to listen again to Francesco, our owner and head gelato maker, talking to Jim and Jo from Radio Leicester about gelato, you can do so via the audio clip below:

 

Cold Stone

A lot of you have asked us to make more combination flavours, for example, chocolate and salted caramel. If you don’t want to wait for us to make these from scratch, you could request them as a cold stone mix. Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to ask our bar and waiting staff to mix your choice of flavours and toppings on the cold stone. So get mixing!

Later Opening Hours

Now that the summer evenings are pleasant and the kids don’t have to be up for school the next day, we’ve extended our opening hours over the weekends. Now you can drop into Dolcino until 9pm on a Friday or Saturday, and between 6-9 pm we have a great offer to0 – Buy 1 Get 1 Free on all gelato (small, medium, large), sundaes or shakes. Why not take a  break and come on down to enjoy an evening gelato or two?

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!