Summer is all about eating amazing ice cream on hot sunny days. Whether you're someone that prefers to eat it in a cone or a cup, there's nothing better than indulging in something cold and sweet as the sun hits your face. There are so many places in Ottawa where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream, from soft serve to popsicles this city has it all. Sure soft serve ice cream is yummy, but nothing can beat freshly made gelato. 

A lot of people don't really know the difference between ice cream and gelato. Ice cream is made with milk, sugar, cream, and sometimes egg yolk. The ingredients are cooked together to form a custard, once it's cooled the custard is churned at a high speed to add air into the cream. Once mixed the ice cream is frozen and once ready it is light-textured and creamy. Gelato, on the other hand, is made with more milk, less sugar, and less cream. The ingredients are churned at a slower speed meaning less air enters the mixture which makes gelato more dense than ice cream. 

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Filuccia Gelateria is a brand new food truck in Ottawa and it's perfect for a hot summer day. The new spot serves a variety of gelato flavours, no matter what you like there's something for you. Filuccia Gelateria opened up this month and it will quickly become your new favourite gelato spot! Their flavours are always made fresh and may change from week to week.

Filuccia Gelateria is a cute gelato trailer created by Nina and Cesare Agostini and Pompei Balestra. Nina spent 3 years making gelato for a company in Italy and she went on to attend a school that's main focus was to master the art of gelato making. Cesare lived in Rome for 4 years and ran a prestigious bakery while he was there. Everyone at Filuccia Gelateria knows how to create the perfect Italian gelato.

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They serve up a variety of different flavours that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. One of their most amazing toppings is their Warm Nutella, if that doesn't sound like an absolute dream I don't know what will! Some of the mouthwatering things you can get at Filuccia Gelateria include:

  • Gelato: Sour Cherry, Tiramisu, Salted Caramel, Stracciarella, Cocoa, Lemon, Strawberry
  • Cones: Sugar Cone or Waffle Cone
  • Treats: Affogato, Cookie Sandwich, Brioche Bomb

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Filuccia Gelateria is located at in the parking lot of West Park Lanes. If you're looking to add a new spot to your summer ice cream bucket list look no further. They are open from 12 pm to 11 pm everyday and only take cash. For more information about Filuccia Gelateria, check out their Instagram page here

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