Ex­pert Tips from Berlin’s Ice Cream Blog­ger

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Maike de Rose is un­doubt­edly one of the city’s fore­most ice cream ex­perts. For the last two years, she has been blogging about ice cream in Berlin, re­view­ing her fa­vorites and giv­ing tips about the best spots. “Ever since I was a child, ice cream has been some­thing close to my heart,” de Rose says. “My grand­mother used to take me out for ice cream and she made th­ese out­ings like spe­cial lit­tle trips. Ice cream is like a mo­ment of hap­pi­ness, es­cap­ing from the stress of ev­ery­day life and choos­ing to take plea­sure in some­thing. Even just writ­ing about ice cream puts a smile on my face.”

It’s par­tic­u­larly ex­cit­ing to write about Berlin ice cream at a time when high-qual­ity and nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents is the new norm, she says. “Many ice cream mak­ers in Berlin are do­ing what they do be­cause they truly love their prod­uct. There are many fan­tas­tic shops of­fer­ing won­der­ful ice cream for ev­ery taste, and they’re en­sur­ing that there is a grow­ing fan base here that val­ues qual­ity over quan­tity.”

Nearly 50 re­views later, she’s found a few fa­vorites. In ad­di­tion to Anna Durkes (pre­vi­ous page), where she rec­om­mends the crema al limone, th­ese are her top picks:

Kon­tor Eis­man­u­fak­tur Berlin (Danziger Str. 65, www.face­book.com/ Zeit­fuerEis)

“From the ice cream to the waf­fle cones to the whipped cream, it’s all ve­gan, prov­ing that ‘ve­gan’ doesn’t have to mean miss­ing out on taste or in­dul­gence. Es­pe­cially de­li­cious is the choco­late-peanut Reese’s Pieces fla­vor.” Berlin Home­made Ice­cream (Elßholzstr. 10, www.leck­mich.it)

“Ev­ery­thing here is made by hand. Even the nuts are roasted right on site. In ad­di­tion to de­li­ciously in­dul­gent clas­sics, there are of­ten re­ally unique fla­vor cre­ations as well. I would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend licorice.”

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