Do you know what makes gelato so great?
This dessert which originated in Italy has a texture that is a lot creamier and silkier than ice cream, owing to its increased use of milk rather than cream, and the exclusion of eggs among its ingredients.
The Morelli’s Gelato brand started in Scotland in 1907 when father-and-son Giuseppe and Mario Morelli started selling ice cream prevalent in their home country Italy.
It has since expanded globally, producing and serving frozen treats made fresh everyday using natural ingredients. In fact, its expert gelatierri (“ice cream chefs” in Italian) start production at 5am every morning.
Morelli’s branch in Shangri-la Plaza features not just its signature gelato flavors, it also offers unique frozen desserts, as well as hot and cold beverages. It also has a sizeable eating area where diners can enjoy their gelatos in style and comfort.
Thanks to GCs shared by Jen of SandUnderMyFeet.com, I was able to enjoy one of Morelli’s Tipsy Treats, gelato creations that incorporate a bit of dessert liqueur to add a grown-up element to the icy and delicious frozen sweets.
People who know me won’t be at all surprised at the Tipsy Treat I ordered: Baileys (Php395). It’s made with double scoops of hazelnut gelato, a scoop of soft-serve vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce, and topped with fresh whipped cream, a pretzel, a Stick-O and a Morelli’s Gelato wafer. A single shot of Bailey’s liqueur, my favorite among alcoholic beverages, accompanies this confection.
I think I may have found a new favorite dessert!
I also got myself a Hot Mocha (Php140), a chocolate-flavored variant of the capuccino to perk me up after the delicious buzz from my Tipsy Treat.
Well, I’m looking forward to my next visit and the other Tipsy Treats I could try.
This Morelli’s Gelato branch is located at Level 3, East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 9pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 10pm.
Another branch is located at Second Floor, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City, open 11am to 9pm.
Check out my reviews of other dessert shops in the metro:
- Tsoko.Nut Batirol, Tomas Morato
- Miguelito’s Hyped Mangoes, Tomas Morato
- Hui Lau Shan, Eastwood Mall
- Loraine’s Coffee and Pastry Shop, Santa Lucia
- Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA
- Coffee Time, Santolan
- Taki Taki, Century City Mall
- Aqua S, SM North EDSA
- BLK 513, SM North EDSA
- Hui Lau Shan, Greenhills
- Affojeans, SM North
- Gelato Lab, Tomas Morato
- Hobing, BGC Stopover
- The Lost Bread, SM East Ortigas
- LlaoLlao, Glorietta
- Sugarhouse, Glorietta
- BLK 513, SM Megamall
- BLK 513, Glorietta
- Elait, Tomas Morato
- Elait, Eastwood Mall
- Cold Stone Creamery, BGC
- Chocolatier, Tomas Morato
- Jang Da Bang Cafe, Ortigas
- Auntie Anne’s, SM Hypermart
- Sugar Fix, Tomas Morato
- Coreon Gate, Metrowalk
- Indulge, Cubao
- Le Reve Patisserie, Ugong
- Hui Lau Shan, SM Megamall
- Hobing, SM Marikina