Rea of Bono Artisanal Gelato asked us to try out their newest magical creation, the Butterbeer. This is obviously inspired by Harry Potter and conjures up some magical fantasies. I honestly did not know what to expect with a butterbeer gelato, I’ve tried drinks inspired by it but have not really loved them.
The butterbeer gelato is served in the signature Bono cup together with a colorful spoon and a piece of their delicious waffle cookie. At first glance it looked a bit plain, off white color but the proof is in the eating. Taking a spoonful of the Butterbeer gelato, I first taste the butterscotch gelato then was surprised with the caramelized pieces of pretzels which add a nice crunch and sweetness and finally a finish of San Miguel pale pilsen.
I tried the Spoiled Mommy sundae also, which is Fresh California strawberry gelato covered with a chocolate shell and topped with home made sprinkles. This is too complicated for me but should be a hit with the kids who will love the sprinkles and the hard shell.
The last flavor I tried was the Bananas Foster just because it’s so hard to find banana ice cream/gelato. I found this a bit too sweet for me because of the caramel swirls. Maybe they’ll do a plain banana gelato in the future (hint, hint).