Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights - Cypress
Somewhere between an ICEE and a sorbet lies Italian ice. Not as slushy as the former, not as firm as the latter, it's its own kind of confection. It is able to stick to an inverted spoon, but melts in a hurry in the mouth.
And then there's the fruit. Actual pieces of it are whirred up into the slurry. There's enough per spoonful that you'll chew the coconut shreds, get the strawberry seeds stuck in between your teeth, and detect the distinct meatiness of mango. And that's not all. Italian ices are typically eaten with ice cream, usually vanilla. The resulting concoction is a happy mix of dairy and fruit...sort of like a deconstructed Creamsicle.
Frostbites in Cypress calls the mash-up "sorbet cream". Have the Italian ice plain, and they dub it "sorbet chill". Either way: brain freeze, and a frozen dessert that doesn't involve the word "yogurt".
It's not the only Italian ice joint in O.C., but it is the first outpost of this particular brand, which started in Riverside a few years ago. And I welcome it. Now that we're seeing the Great Frogurt Melt, I'll go out on a limb and say that this just might be the next big thing. Gentle dessert entrepreneurs, start your freezers.
Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights
9111 Valley View St. Ste 103
Cypress, CA 90630
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