I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Lisbon Ice Cream

Lisbon ice scream No, Lisbon is not Rome or any other Italian city where a stop for a gelato is a must at any time of the year. But Lisbon does have plenty of over-30 degrees (over 85F) weather days, so an ice-cold creamy delight is something you’ll probably be craving in the Portuguese capital too.

You may go to the familiar Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s, located just around the corner from each other in the Chiado district, or you could try something different, and arguably even better.

You’ll find such a place right in the heart of downtown. At number 74 of Rua da Prata in the Baixa district you’ll find FRAGOLETO, which uses seasonal fruits to create what seems like an infinite number of flavor combinations when you look at all the colors on display. For those of you who are vegan or lactose-intolerant, soy replaces milk in the confection, further guaranteeing that anyone will find their ideal scoop here.

But a competitor for the perfect ice scream in Lisbon is found right outside the city in its beach town of Cascais. Under such blue summer skies you’ll surely be going there, so as soon as you step off the train, take Avenida Valbom and go inside SANTINI. It’s been serving mmmm-mmmmm-good ice cream for six decades now, and you’ll find people lining up to enjoy it on a daily basis. Made with all natural ingredients and flavors, your mouth will be watering as soon as you step into the door and see all the colorful choices in front of you. After your first lick you’ll agree that this shop is reason enough for anyone to go to Cascais.

Whether your favorite shop ends up being Fragoleto or Santini is up to your taste buds, but whatever it will be, you’ll end up knowing that a Lisbon gelado is just as tempting and satisfying as the most authentic Italian gelato.

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