Until now, to get a taste of Cream sorbet and gelato, you had to go right to the source–the flagship store on Lakewood’s Avenue of the America’s.
Every other week, on Thursday or Friday, I used to stop into Cream Gelateria on Avenue of the Americas in Lakewood to pick up my quarts of Cream Sorbet. It was like my little culinary secret – nothing in the supermarket tasted quite like it. Here was something fresh, something different, that would make all my guests take one spoonful and say–wow. It always made me look good.
Then, Renee Muller styled photos for Cream upon the launch of their Pesach line – and she became a fan too. You can read more about Renee Muller’s photoshoot with Cream – and see how she used the sorbets to plate gorgeous desserts over here in this Between Carpools post. Click if you want to see some magnificent desserts!
Now, though, I simply add the pints to my grocery order – no extra errand needed. It’s that Shabbos treat that’s just incomparable. I’ll add a scoop of sorbet to a plated dessert for Friday night.
But then – when it comes to seudah shelishit, it’s the main attraction. We bring out the dairy ice cream (yes, we try a couple different flavors each week–but we do have favorites!). THIS makes seudah shelishit the perfect, anticipated, highlight of the week (you were looking for something to add pop to that meal, right?).
And – I’m looking forward to serving a Cream Gelato as an effortless dessert for a milchig Yom Tov meal too.
Cream Gelato and Sorbet is unlike anything else you’ve ever bought in a supermarket freezer. That’s because it’s the same product that’s made fresh daily at Cream – the same exact product that you buy when you visit personally and order a fresh gelato from behind the counter.
How did authentic gelato end up in Lakewood? To answer that question, I interviewed the Abady’s to learn about the background and journey. Their story takes them from Curacao, to Milan, to Lakewood, and back to Italy to learn the craft.
It takes endless pursuit of perfection, commitment to premium ingredients, and lots and lots of “from scratch.” (Which, by the way, you can totally taste. Yes, coconut milk made from fresh coconuts in Pina Colada sorbet tastes different than anything that comes from a can or carton).
This past spring, I went downstairs at Cream to watch the ice cream production in action. I watched the Gelato oozing out of the machines, and I got to taste some little bites of heaven. You can read the full Cream story over here.
And now, it’s accessible and fresh for you: 12 fresh and exciting flavors grace your supermarket freezer. Try it now! There’s truly nothing like it.