We may know it as ice cream but these days the word in everyone's mouth is gelato. Is it fancier - is it more European? Is there an actual difference? Apparently there is, in that gelato uses less cream and more milk, less sugar, no egg yolks and generally is lower in fat. So that's a good reason to not miss out on summer's favourite temptation ;-)
Around Sofia you will find plenty of gelaterias and ice cream parlours where you can stop by to pick up a waffle cone or paper cup, laden with delicious refreshing flavours as you wander around town, or enjoy a larger cup or in-house speciality ice cream dessert at one of their tables. Refreshing sorbets also offer plenty of choice also for vegans.
During the hot summer days, most people tend to avoid the small pavement ice cream stalls serving scoops from big tubs for fear of catching a tummy bug.