Desserts: Cara Mia!

Fact: I can’t stand temperature extremes.

I can’t eat ice cream that’s like freezing, or coffee that’s hot. I cool my coffee to warm level, and melt my ice cream till it’s soft. I’m weird like that. *shrugs*

Fact # 2: For me, a complete meal has to have dessert. Else I won’t feel full.

A few weeks ago, we decided to try out this place at Robinsons Place Ermita called Cara Mia, which is Italian for “My Dear”. We’re always passing hat place, and we haven’t tried eating desserts there before.

So we all know ice cream. We’ve heard of gelato before, which in Italian, means ‘frozen’. How exactly are they different?

First things first. Gelato =/= Ice Cream.

Here’s the low down on what sets gelato apart from ice cream: (Taken from Cara Mia’s website)

In summary, gelato has more milk than cream, less fat, less air, more volume, softer and fuller, and more fresh than ice cream. Gelato got me at ‘less fat’.

Everytime I pass by Cara mia at Rob, the sight of these always tempt me to jump at them:

This is why people find it so difficult to stick to their promised diet T_T

Well, on that day, we totally forgot about dieting and just jumped right in and ordered ourselves a Tiramisu Affogato (priced at around 140pesos) and an Espresso flavored Gelato.

We chose a small spot located at the corner of the small shop

Here’s my Tiramisu Affogato, with the gelato not yet swimming in a pool of espresso. I don’t particularly like espressos. They’re too bitter for my taste, but it’s good to drink if you wanna keep awake.

Pouring the espresso into the glass…
…and out of the glass. Fail. Haha. What a mess.

The first thing I remember commenting after I took a spoonful of the affogato was, “This makes espresso taste a million times better!”

Black coffee

Wes ordered black coffee together with his Espresso Gelato. As if we didn’t have enough coffee orz

I forgot to take a photo of the Espresso Gelato! But you can tell it’s delicious as seen in the photo below:

Dramatic change in expression, from -_- ———> n_n

I loved the Espresso Gelato! It’s too good for words. It is, however, priced at 70 pesos per cup. Steep, but it’s definitely worth it! Up to this day, I still can’t forget the taste of the Espresso Gelato. Best Coffee Gelato ever!

So if ever we got you craving for some gelato, head over to any of Cara Mia’s branches and indulge in their delicious gelatos!

GREENHILLS BRANCH
Missouri Square
Connecticut corner Missouri Streets,
Greenhills, San Juan

DON BOSCO MAKATI BRANCH
Don Bosco Compound
A. Arnaiz corner Chino Roces Ave.,
Makati City

TOMAS MORATO BRANCH
Bellagio Square
Tomas Morato corner Sct. Fuentebella,
Quezon City

MEGAMALL BRANCH
Level 3, Mega Atrium
SM Megamall,
Mandaluyong City

SM NORTH EDSA BRANCH
Level 3, The Annex
SM City North EDSA
Quezon City

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS BRANCH
Retail Unit 12, Restaurants @ Ayala Triangle Gardens
MSE Complex
Ayala Avenue, Makati City

ALABANG TOWN CENTER BRANCH
Level 2, Alabang Town Center
Alabang – Zapote Road
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

ROBINSONS GALLERIA BRANCH
West Lane, Level 2
Robinsons Galleria
EDSA cor Ortigas Ave., Quezon City

ROBINSONS ERMITA BRANCH
2nd Level Midtown Wing
Robinsons Place Manila
M. Adriatico St.,
Ermita, Manila

This is a pre-qualifying entry to the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 by IntramurosManila.Asia. This campaign is fully supported by the Intramuros AdministrationBarbara’s RestaurantCeldran Tours, Mabuhay Guides, Pilgrimage Pilipinas, Castillan Tours, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc., Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks Facebook Fanpage and Payless Pancit Shanghai.

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