May 8, '07

Eating “helado” in Palermo

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“Dulce de leche” and fresh melon ice cream

Apart from the most incredible steaks, Buenos Aires has the most fantastic artisanal ice cream.  Yesterday I was walking in the trendy Palermo area and you can see “heladeria” on almost every corner. Above is the picture of my copious portion of “dulce de leche” and fresh melon ice cream. You could feel small pieces of melon in the melon ice cream and “dulce de leche” flavour was simply heavenly.

“Dulce de leche”  is very common in Argentine desserts. Basically, it is caramelized milk that tastes something like caramel, but less intense. (The French equivalent is “confiture de lait”.)

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