If you haven’t noticed, summer is here!! The sweltering heat has quickly replaced the cool breezes of Spring. And hey, no one is complaining here!! I, for one, love all that summer has to offer. Whether it’s the rising temperatures, countless trips to the beach, or unforgettable summer nights, it’s without a doubt my favorite season of the year.
And what better way to enjoy the many pleasures of summer than to take a drive to Scenic Newport and indulge in some authentic Italian-style ice cream. More commonly referred to as gelato, this hard-to-find novelty differs from American-style ice cream as it contains less whipped air and butterfat. As a result, gelato is much more creamier and smoother than traditional ice cream.
One of our great friends recommended Cold Fusion as it’s really one of the only gelato shops in the entire state.
Take a look at the wording on the sign; handmade artisan. What does that mean exactly? Well, the wonderful staff at Cold Fusion told us everything we needed to know:
“To us, artisan means our product is hand-made, fresh, every day, using all-natural ingredients. Each batch is taste-tested to ensure the highest quality possible”
Without even tasting a tiny scoop of their product, I was already sold. You really can’t ask for more. Knowing that they taste each batch is truly a testament to the desire and passion they have for gelato.
The interior is very small. There are about 3-5 tables with two chairs on each end. While I was there, I noticed most people enjoyed their sweet treat outside rather than indoors.
Cold Fusion carries over 40 different flavors of gelato and sorbet. I was torn between the Dark Chocolate Mint and the Espresso, and as you can see in the picture above, I picked the caffeine laced cup of goodness.
The overall texture and flavor of the gelato was incredible. Each spoonful contained the strong, bold components of espresso. As each minute passed, the thought of going back to “regular” ice cream became more and more distant.
Oh and I can’t forget about the samples. Cold Fusion offers unlimited samples for those who can’t seem to pick a winner.
Make sure to look for the sign as you’re walking down the busy streets of Thames because you can easily miss it. And trust me, Cold Fusion Gelato is something you don’t want to miss!