Torroncino @ Angelo Brocato
Torroncino is an ice cream flavor native to Sicily. It is still found there, as well as in the century-old Brocato’s on North Carrollton Avenue. The Brocato family came from Sicily, as so do the flavors and recipes they use. This one is utterly unique: a vanilla ice cream made slightly gritty with ground almonds and a little cinnamon. It’s good by itself and outstanding with peaches or nectarines. A number of Italian restaurants around town buy it from Brocato’s and serve it–Vincent’s, Impastato’s, and Bosco’s, to name three.
Angelo Brocato. Mid-City: 214 N Carrollton Ave. 504-486-1465.
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