Smurf, Malaga and now the stracciatella. The trendiest flavors are those that bring back the old days and that revisit those slightly faded memories of the eighties, in a gourmet perspective. With the new wave of artisan ice cream parlors, the rebirth of the figure of the ice cream maker, the search for excellent raw materials, technology and innovative manufacturing processes, even the most classic tastes are experiencing a new youth. Fiordilatte made with real cream, chocolate chosen from the best, truly artisan workmanship, they also make the stracciatella bloom again; that in spain no one really ate anymore so much that she was gone from the counters of the best ice cream parlors.
Carlo Cracco he serves it in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, but Marco Pedron, his pastry chef, prepares only a few flavors including stracciatella: from there the spark and a little research. Fabrizio Barbato, the pastry chef of The Ile Douce in Milan and if two clues make a test, there are many ice cream shops that have dusted off the dear and old stracciatella.
Terra Gelato, 5 limited edition flavors
Terra Gelato, Milanese address for quality ice cream, for the hot season focuses on new tasty flavors capable of enhancing the Italian IGP raw materials and Slow Food presidium selected by the master ice cream maker Massimo Grosso. Launches the limited edition Stracciatelle 2020, five versions available for the summer 2020 in the store, also for take away and delivery. Stracciatella with mint (very fresh, thanks to the base made up of fior di panna with an infusion of mint. The variegation is with 70% dark chocolate enriched with cocoa beans), gorgonzola (a salty taste, with the excellent Luigi cheeses Variegated guffant with cocoa beans caramelised in Maldon salt and enriched with raspberry compote); of Amedei white chocolate, pistachio variegation and crumbled cereals; Banana stracciatella with banana sorbet and variegated with 70% dark chocolate and finally the Crunchy version (classic, made with fior di fieno milk, it is variegated with 70% dark chocolate).
Ciacco, the single origin stracciatella
The Ciacco ice cream shop in Parma and Milan, led by the ice cream chemist Stefano Guizzetti, offers a stracciatella with cream that comes from the Valtellina dairies and chocolate, as abundant and homogeneous as possible. Ciacco uses a 70% Ivory Coast Colzani chocolate, an African single origin with a very marked taste, with an earthy and very "chocolatey" note that comes close to gianduia.
Sartori Grass Pastry, Stracciatella Cruella Demon
Among the 44 flavors of Sartori pastry, stracciatella has taken the name of Cruella Demon, composed of a classic fior di latte base, without eggs, but rich in cream and milk with only one type of sugar: sucrose. Immersed in the heart of cream there are then the chocolate sheets made by Sartori bitter (61% cocoa). The peculiarity of stracciatella, an inevitable must for the Sartori ice cream shop, lies in keeping distinct two contrasting flavors such as the sweetness of the cream and the bitterness of the chocolate, whose consistency and intensity is not affected in the least. Ice cream is served in a cone or in take away trays.