It’s hot, the sky is clear, and the traffic is unbearable. During this time it is best to avoid traveling great distances and to stay within the neighborhood. The perfect solution is to go down the street for homemade ice cream.
If you are in the center of the city or in Roma, Glace is a must. In the last year, ice cream parlors have proliferated, but this one has managed to keep the bar high. This success is due to its artisan production, the choice of quality and organic products, and the passion and intention behind each of its flavors. Mauricio was lucky enough to turn his hobby into a profession. After learning all he could about Italian and French ice creams, he decided to create his own Mexican reinterpretation inspired by French techniques.
The result is fresh, daring ice cream free from preservatives, emulsifiers, and stabilizers. A real treat for the palate.
Every Sunday Mauricio and his parter Dulce experiment with seasonal ingredients to create a new flavor. Many work, but others are too complex for a universal audience. Children are often the ones who dare to try different flavors, women tend to be more attracted to sweetness, and men often enjoy salty.
Classics like chocolate and vanilla never fail. However, there are so many flavors that catch your eye and leave you breathless that we recommend visiting the place more than once a week. Each flavor has something very special and immerses you in a unique world. The lavender with honey feels like you are dining on flowers, the ginger is subtle and sober, the cardamom is sweet and elegant at the same time, and the orange sorbet with basil is especially refreshing for fruit lovers. But, salty flavors are the new trend. Glace offers a flavor with brie and marmalade and one with sea salt, both exquisite. They also experiment with ad hoc flavors. For example, they have made a Parmesan ice cream particularly for a restaurant to serve with its salad.
The flavor competition at Glace is very close and it is difficult to have a favorite, so we recommend letting impulse guide you when trying to work through the extensive menu.
Alameda Neighborhood: Dr. Mora 9, col. Centro, México D.F.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Text: Livia Arroyo Cella
Photos: Guénola Bally