Home made ice cream has been the latest trend in Lisbon lately, Artisani is one of them, and a very good one. This shop is also the factory shop, where you can watch their delicious ice creams being made. They only use milk “vigor”, the best Portuguese milk ever, and water “luso”, so it’s all Portuguese. By the way, their latest invented flavour is the famous Portuguese custard cream!
The flavors go from limoncello, cinnamon and honey to orange with cardamom, custard tart and a lot more. They do sound strange, but also taste delicious! Every two weeks there is a special and different flavor to try out. I love most of them, but my favorite for now is Carob, a fruit tree that tastes as good as chocolate, with no fat! They also have lollipop and sandwich ice creams. And for variety, they serve huge toasts and many types of cakes. And now you can also find delicious handcrafted chocolates from Oporto, since they have joined hands with Arcadia Chocolate.
The shop is clean white, and the fun part is that some tables have swings as chairs. The bad side is that this is an invitation to children and noise… But Estrela’s Garden is meters away if I want to eat my ice cream peacefully and surrounded by trees and flowers.
When in doubt about which flavor to choose, a symptom I have very often, ask to try as many as you wish, they are really cool about that.