It might seem like a joke at first if we told you that a Dane and a Swiss have decided to open a homemade ice pop shop in the nerve center of the stylish Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña, but those two citizens of the world (they’ve travelled around the whole planet) are very serious about their arrival to the capital, and they aren’t scared of the coming winter, since the ice creams they offer are more than a dessert we get for pure leisure and gluttony, but instead products with nutrients specifically tailored to our diet.
The distinctive feature of the ice pops Nordikos offers us are that they’re superfoods low in fat and with a higher nutrient content (vitamins and antioxidants). They themselves make them daily with a variety of flavors that go from the most classic, like plum or vanilla and chocolate, to the most Nordic, like arctic blackberry, vanilla rhubarb or buckthorn. We would especially like to highlight the arctic blackberry, a product that’s little-known in Europe but common in Scandinavia. The arctic blackberry is a wild fruit typical in the meadows and marshes of Finland, Norway and Sweden — that only blooms for three weeks in July — containing, among other things, more vitamin C than an orange. They freeze them in an instant to be able to maintain all their qualities and to be able to enjoy them all year round.
Vanessa Fabiano and her husband, Jacob Gotfredsen, have made it their goal to discover and rediscover the cuisine that comes from Scandinavia, which is now fairly trendy after being popularized by René Redzepi, the 3-Michelin-starred chef of the restaurant Noma (Copenhagen), and they hope to make it only through these homemade ice pops. They have a fixed menu and some new options for each season, like the new offerings of gooseberry with milk and amaretto or elderberry flower with macaroons, with which they hope to keep us enchanted with ice creams for the whole year.
Hours: Every day: 12pm to midnight
Text and photos: Diego Díez