Posts tagged ‘Sorbet’

June 25, 2012

It’s The Real Deal! Real Sorbet (With Locally Grown Fruits!)

by jem614

I went to a “Green Baby” fair that was put on by the Gathering Place (theplacewegather.com) which is a holistic center focused on: pregnancy, childbirth and parenting- on Sunday in Little Haiti.  I know you’re thinking, “Green Baby Fair in Little Haiti?” but it was really such a pleasant afternoon with tons of information, a great goodie bag and this amazing sorbet vendor called “Real Sorbet”.

It was love at first site for me.  I drug my sweaty, pregnant self over to the cart and started chatting with one of the owners.  She was super sweet, the epitome of fresh farm girl, she let me know that their fruits are locally grown and right now Mango is in season so they are creating some delicious combinations!

Not only are they a cart vendor but they also box up their sorbets and ship them out for you!  I tried the Lime and Watermelon sorbet which was very refreshing but my mind keeps thinking back to the Mango she was describing and my mouth is watering.

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To track them, go to their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Sorbet/146603888742754 or twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/RealSorbet.  They also have a website www.realsorbet.com but it looks like it may be under construction right now.

August 31, 2011

Dolci Peccati: Miami’s Sinfully Delicious, Non-Dairy Gelato on Wheels

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

Dolci Peccati, translating to sweet sins in Italian, is a Miami food truck specializing in gelato, the decadently sweet Italian ice cream. While the majority of their menu is sinfully filled with calories and dairy, they have a few heavenly non-dairy options that are great for vegans with a sweet tooth. This isn’t a new invention, non-dairy gelato has been in Southern Italy for centuries, generally called sorbetto. Fruit, ice and sugar mix to create a light, yet still indulgent dessert, and Dolci Peccati offers a few different flavors for sampling.

I tried the lemon, mint and ginger non-dairy gelato, which sounded so interesting. What amazed me at first glance was the obvious creaminess (maybe due to an addition of non-dairy milk?). The flavors were extremely bright, jumping right off the spoon onto my tongue. The ginger added an earthy sweetness, which combined perfectly with the tartness of the lemon and the herby sweet of the mint. My fiancé was impressed with how much better the non-dairy tasted versus his dairy-filled oreo gelato milkshake.

A pair of very sweet identical twin girls run the truck, which is clad in dark purple and black, and the girls wear matching purple outfits (when I visited, they had on super cute purple tutu’s). Prices are reasonable for gelato, at $ 4.50 per generous cup. They travel to most of the food truck meets in Miami, you can follow them on Twitter for location updates @gelatotruckmia.

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