Cremalato is a brand new gelato delivery service. We tried a bunch of their flavours and we think they’re pretty awesome.
Edit: They’ve got a pick up location now at A&M Cupcakes – 469c Galle Road, Colombo 03
There have been so many times when I’ve had a craving for ice cream, but I just couldn’t get my hands on any ’cause I was stuck at home. So hearing about a place that delivers ice cream got me pretty excited.
We ordered from them twice, the first time around was when they were sending out free samples, which was also pretty cool. Right now they’ve got around twelve flavours which range between Rs. 290 – Rs. 340 for 225 ml and Rs. 590 – Rs. 650 for 500 ml. Now that isn’t cheap but compared to places like Carino’s (Rs. 900 for 500 ml), this is a steal, and we’d say Cremalato is comparably good.
The brownie gelato (Rs. 320) was the first one we tried, and we were very impressed. It’s basically a vanilla gelato with brownies and works brilliantly. The ice cream was rich, creamy and had a great consistency. If you like ice cream with chocolate cake, you’ll love this.
The raspberry ripple (Rs. 340) is one of three fruit flavours, the others being strawberry and avocado. They use this same formula where they use their vanilla gelato as the base and then mix in the fresh fruit syrup, and it works. The blueberry flavour is natural and the vanilla base balances the sweetness brilliantly. Possibly the best of the local fruit flavoured ice creams I’ve tried.
The coconut (Rs. 290) was another of their interesting flavours. I’m not a huge fan of coconut flavoured sweets but I’d be happy to eat this any day. Think bounty ice cream.
I’m still waiting for someone to come up with a Milo ice cream, but until that happens I’ve found a pretty great substitute in Cremalato’s cookie flavour (Rs. 320). They use a chocolate cookie in it but it actually ‘kinda tastes like a Milo cookie (I’d pay good money for those), and since they deliver it without storing it for a long time, the cookie is still crunchy.
We’re always looking for new and interesting places, and Cremalato ranks right up there. Within just a week of opening they’ve already become quite popular, and as long they keep their standards up, we don’t see that changing.