Spain is not a country I immediately associate with ice cream, as I normally do with Italy and its gelati. But I’m crazy about ice cream, so it’s impossible for me not to stare at ice cream parlours and especially, at anyone who’s eating an ice cream (is that even doable?). I love it when it’s prepared in a traditional, homemade-like fashion, especially with natural fruits or vegetables. That’s why, whenever I’m close to Moncloa, I try to take a detour to the nearby Los Alpes, one of the (if not the) oldest ice cream parlours in Madrid.
Los Alpes have been in the business of refreshing Madrilenians with their homemade-style ice cream since 1950. Nowadays, their huge selection of interesting flavors just makes me gape when I look at it, and poses me the challenging question of “which one will it be today?”. Last time, I tried the banana with dulce de leche and macadamia nuts flavored ice cream, which was exquisite.