Out with the boring, in with the creative. Anthony DePaola and Charlie Ferrante are back taking ice cream to the next level at Gemelli Gelato. The longtime friends, who bought the Hampton Bays shop last year, are serving last summer favorites along with a few new flavors they created. Even better? Scoops come on a sugar cone, a birthday cake waffle bowl or one of five flavored waffle cones—toasted coconut, birthday cake, red velvet, orange creamsicle and lavender.
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DePaola recommended trying any of these five flavors below while taking a seat in the spacious outdoor seating area. Think tons of greenery, picnic tables, benches and lawn games, including cornhole and a ring toss on a big ice cream cone using hula hoops. From peanut butter gelato to a cherry delight, get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.
“This is a fun one,” said DePaola. Back for another season, this gelato is basic with a vanilla and chocolate swirl. But the treat is taken up a notch with chocolate flying saucer cookies—hence the name.
Peanut and chocolate lovers, this one is for you. It’s made of peanut butter gelato and mixed with brownies and chocolate chips. It was a best seller last year for good reason!
Two dessert favorites come together with this returning treat. A sweet cream gelato base is loaded with Italian tri-layer cookies making it as colorful as it is delicious. “That’s a popular flavor because the kids love getting pieces of the cookies,” said DePaola.
Those who love fruity desserts can dig into this amarena cherry specialty. New to the store, it’s a milk-flavored gelato with black cherry pieces. It’s topped with melted crunchy dark chocolate imported from Italy.
What’s an Italian spot without cannolis? But this newbie doesn’t focus on the filling. Instead, this gelato flavor tastes more like the shell with 20 chocolate covered cannoli pieces added. There’s also a hint of fruity flavor since “a Sicilian cannoli has dried fruit.”
Gemelli Gelato is located at 139 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.