Frost, A Gelato Shoppe ~ "Foodie" Friday 8/11/17

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

We are in the heat of August in Texas and it doesn't look like the hot weather is going away anytime soon. I've discovered another "cool" place in the Domain Northside in NW Austin with something that is sure to put a smile on your. Right across from  the Flower Child Restaurant on Rock Rose Ave. you'll find this treasure of a place to cool off from our summer temperatures.


Gelato has often been referred to as “the world’s finest ice cream”.  If you’ve never tried it, you are definitely in for a treat.  Before getting into the wonderful flavors available, here’s a brief history on how gelato started.  Gelato and sorbet can actually be traced back to 3000 BC where Asian cultures served sorbet in the form of crushed ice and flavoring.  Years later, Egyptian pharaohs served visitors a cup of ice mixed with fruit juices.  Fast forward to Marco Polo who used the same techniques and brought them back to Italy.  It was the deep appreciation for fine food that the Italians have that caused them to transform Marco’s principles into a tasteful and elegant product.  In the 1500s many noble families used gelato and sorbet to cleanse their palates between courses, or as an after dinner indulgence.  By the early 1600s crushed ice mixed with fruit was sold in every public square in Italy. As Italians made their way to the USA, so did gelato.  It was finally introduced to the streets of NY by Giovanni Basiolo in the late 1700s.


Today Frost, A Gelato Shoppe, is writing a whole new chapter in history having brought the most authentic Italian gelato practices to the American market.  Their equipment, display cases and products are imported from Italy (except for milk, sugar and fruit).  It is made fresh daily in their stores.  Their gelateria allows them to create and produce fresh authentic Italian gelatos and sorbets every day.   Melchionda, their master gelato chef comes from Bologna, Italy and has been perfecting gelato recipes for over 30 years. Frost also serves sorbet, cakes, coffee and drinks. Some of the mouth-watering flavors of gelato that are available are: Coconut, Crema di Biscotti, Baileys Irish Cream and Bourbon Butter Pecan. Some of the sorbet flavors that are available are: Apricot, Canteloupe, Limoncello and Pear Riesling.


Watch this video from one of the Frost shoppes…



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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That really sounds good right about now Dorie Dillard! I am ready  

Aug 11, 2017 05:53 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie -- we're expecting another warm and humid weekend -- Frost would be a cool treat...pun clearly intended.  

Aug 11, 2017 06:03 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. What a great, creative and focused name. The copy is killing me. Looks great.

Aug 11, 2017 06:56 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The gelato looks wonderful.  We both love it and prefer it to most ice cream except for our local lady, Rorie, who makes the most amazing all organic ice cream.  A

Aug 11, 2017 08:09 AM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Good Morning Dorie, I love the name. Frost both looks and sounds delicious and I'm sure is a local favorite for Austin residents. 

Aug 11, 2017 08:38 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Dorie - I am now thinking gelato after reading this.  It is a great weekend to have it.

Aug 11, 2017 09:14 AM #6
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

This looks delicious it is making me hungry. Thanks for sharing I hope you have  a great weekend.

Aug 11, 2017 09:41 AM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

It is different but don't think it could replace Wisconsin custard for me !

Aug 11, 2017 09:54 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I love Gelato and we have several places that serve it on Atlantic. Trust Austin to have wonderful food. 

Aug 11, 2017 11:42 AM #9
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Oh my Dorie Dillard  that sounds so delicious  melt in your mouth YUM

Aug 11, 2017 03:33 PM #10
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good information for local residents. Thank you for sharing 

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