Boy, oh boy… do we ever have a treat for you today!
Vivoli il Gelato
Actually, make that TWO treats. Because when we saw a sign at Vivoli il Gelato for the new Creamsicle Float and Nutella Brownie Sundae, it was a no-brainer to to get them both.
Vivoli il Gelato celebrated its one year anniversary in The Landing of Disney Springs in June. Since its arrival last summer, we’ve gained so many new eateries all over Disney Springs that it’s been difficult to have a chance to revisit some of the additions that joined the scene waaaaay back in the day — as in, 2015 . But there is still so much to discover about these relatively new spots that we’re excited to step back into Vivoli il Gelato — the second storefront for the family-run gelato shop based in Florence, Italy.
Here’s the shop (it can be hard to spot, so just head towards the higher profile landmark of The Boathouse, look across the street, and Voila!)…
And here’s that sign we mentioned for the two new creations: The Nutella Brownie Sundae and the Creamsicle Float!
The Creamsicle Float is two scoops of vanilla gelato and two scoops of orange sorbet poured over with San Pellegrino Orange.
It’s topped with whipped cream and cherries (sorry, mine never made it out of the shop to be part of the pics ). A bit of extra cherry juice gives it those hints of red on top and throughout.
My friends, the Creamsicle Float tastes every bit as heavenly as it looks. The gelato is, of course, as rich as you’d expect. But the sorbet along with the Pellegrino really give the Float a lightness and drinkability to balance everything out.
Fans of the Citrus Swirl might want to consider splurging the $9.75 on this for a nice vacation indulgence.
Aaaand speaking of splurges, the Nutella Brownie Sundae is another.
Coming in at $10.75, it’s another epic treat-upon-treat in its own right. Here’s the drill: you can order it as-is, with two scoops of vanilla gelato scooped on top of half of a deconstructed Nutella brownie. The other half of the brownie is cut in two, then placed on the sides of the scoops and topped off with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and two white-and-dark chocolate straws.
…OR…you can customize with your choice of gelato for the base! I went with the Cast Member’s suggestion of one scoop of Bacio (chocolate with hazelnuts) gelato to go with the other scoop of vanilla.
All of this, of course, is served in a paper bowl — which, fortunately, was placed on top of a plate as well. The Nutella brownie is served warm, so the melting process begins pretty much immediately with this one. Also, now is a good time to remind you that there are no seats inside the small shop, and all treats must be taken outside. So, depending on the time of year of your visit, you may very well be contending with some serious Florida heat along with that warm Nutella brownie.
By the way, if my repetition of “Nutella brownie” makes you crave exactly that, know that these can be purchased on their own from the Vivoli bakery case!
Back to the Sundae… it is seriously yummy, but SO SUPER RICH. I’m glad I kept one scoop of gelato as the vanilla because as tasty as the Bacio is, two scoops of it would have put the whole thing WAY over the top. I’m not typically huge into sharing my gelato , but this Sundae is an exception to my rule. If you have two fans of Nutella in your traveling group, then both can chip in and go nuts — pardon the pun — over this thing together.
And remember, though we’ve taken a look at some unique creations today, simple-but-tasty cones, cups, and pastries remain available as well. Have your latest Disney Springs dining adventures brought you to Vivoli il Gelato yet?
Have you paid a visit to Vivoli il Gelato? Please let us know about your experience with a comment!