The Italian gelato made with passion and great care at Dolce Sicilia on Drottningtorget has consistently been voted ‘Malmö’s best ice cream’ since the shop first opened in 2006. This family-owned business uses high-quality ingredients to make small batches of Sicilian-style gelato in some truly delectable flavours.
Sicilian gelato typically does not use eggs or cream. The primary ingredient is milk, stabilised by corn starch that absorbs water and prevents crystallisation during freezing, which gives the finished product great body and texture. Because corn starch is a very neutral stabiliser, any flavours added to the gelato base tend to come through very cleanly and clearly.
In addition to fantastic gelato and sorbet (the lemon is my favourite!), Dolce Sicilia serves the usual Italian coffee drinks made with their own espresso blend, as well as freshly-made pasta and six varieties of homemade pesto. The small deli section features Italian delicacies like Sicilian marmalade, chocolate, ecological nuts and nut creams.
Be advised that Dolce Sicilia gets quite busy during the spring and summer months, and is especially popular after a match at the BouleBar located just across the square. While I, myself, am very happy to eat ice cream year-round, Swedes’ consumption typically drops off a bit during the winter, so Dolce Sicilia is closed on Sundays in December and for the entire month of January. Otherwise, a taste of Sicily can be had every day of the week. And once you’ve tried it, you will probably want it that often!