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This is the part 2 of my Sunday frolic with my kids. After having lunch at Legaspi Sunday Market, my kids, sisters and their boyfriends proceeded to Ayala Triangle for dessert. The kids wanted to play, that was the place I could think of where they could play and for us to get dessert.
I was taking pictures when we got out of the cab and walked to Cara mia.
These are my kids who decided to goof around, on the way to Cara mia for cakes and Gelato…
Our destination can be found a few meters away from Banapple…
|that’s the way to sweet heavenly bliss…|
Thank goodness for air-conditioning! Cara mia shared the space with a restaurant called Amici. Cara mia and Amici are owned by the same company.Cara mia means “my dear” in Italian, while “Gelato” means Italian ice cream. Gelato is an Italian frozen dessert, similar to ice cream. Its ingredients include milk and sugar, often combined with flavorings and fruit, chocolate, liquor, spices, or nuts. Unlike true ice cream, gelato often does not contain cream, and traditionally has a much lower fat content. The term gelato also refers to similar frozen desserts that are prepared in this method. Gelatois often compared to ice milk rather than ice cream. Gelato melts faster than ice cream because of its semi-frozen consistency. It is stored in a forced air freezer, different than those freezers that store American style ice cream. Some versions of gelato are lower in fat and calories than traditional ice cream.
|our destination… Cara mia Gelateria|
|a closer look at the gelato…|
|closer look on the luscious cakes…|
After taking the pictures while drooling at the same time, we gave our orders and patiently waited. I took the liberty of taking pictures of the place.
|this photo scared me, when I took this picture, no one was standing by the window. apparently, some dude with his shades decided to pose for the camera… you can see my reflection taking the photo on the glass.|
|I’m not a wine drinker… I prefer a bottle of beer or hard liquor instead.. but the way they stashed the wine by the tables looked nice.|
A few minutes later, our orders came, at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Toffee Almond Mocha Gelato P75
tastes like coffee crumble but more delicate.. not too sweet, and you can actually smell the toffee goodness.
|choco mint gelato P75
I know I love chocolate+mint… but this is really good.. blast of chocolate and a sharp minty taste…
(I sounded like a toothpaste ad)
mangoes on top of the sans rival were tangy, wafers were crunchy and not too salty. mango gelato between the wafers were smooth. Contrasts of the textures and flavors were good!
|Mango Sans rival P110|
|Banana Blast Cake P110
combination of banana, strawberry and chocolate gelato on a bed of chocolate crust. You’d probably think of an ice cream cake. topped with a frozen strawberry and cherry syrup. I don’t know if the strawberry has to be frozen, but it definitely made me frown.
|Peach Walnut Passion P110
sweet peaches, soft mix of graham crackers and walnuts. Creamy peach flavored gelato. one thing caught my attention that made this cake more decadent, was a thin layer of moist cake. I’m not sure what it was, though.
|Brazo de Mercedes P65
Custard is creamy, not too sweet. What made this brazo de mercedes different from the others is the texture of the meringue. The soft meringue is sponge like which is the correct texture. Other bakeshops usually make it too fluffy or too soft.
|this is what our table looked like after gobbling our dessert… and I was taking notes too!!! ^_^|
We decided to let the kids play for awhile in the park. Since we ate a lot for lunch and dessert, we needed to walk.
|imagine Tom and Jerry…|
|posing for the camera…|