Rita’s Italian Ice – SM Mall of Asia

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I see Rita’s Italian Ice whenever we were in Greenhills, walking to Promenade from Virra Mall, I don’t know why we’ve never actually stopped to try it. I guess it’s because we were usually pre-occupied with the task at hand – usually buying / selling phones, our general reason for going to Greenhills.

After the Kumori SM MOA launch, I was already too full and on sugar overload, but alwayshungry.ph asked a few of us if we wanted to go with him to try Rita’s. I was waiting for traffic to subside anyway, so I tagged along. 🙂

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE

The MoA branch of Rita’s Italian Ice is located at the ground floor of the North Wing of the SM Mall of Asia.

Ritas Italian Ice MoA Exterior

One thing I noticed is that there were a lot of choices. One of the staff was explaining all the different items we could order. Since I already had waaaay too much sugar at Kumori, it was all a sugar-blur and nothing was sticking in my head anymore, sorry.

Ritas Italian Ice Menu 1

Ritas Italian Ice Menu

Ritas Italian Ice Menu 2

Ritas Italian Ice Menu 3

Ritas Italian Ice Menu 4

Ritas Italian Ice Menu 5

Basically, “ice” is like a sorbet, frozen fruit water. The “custard” is like ice cream, but creamier. Also, you can try the different ice flavors! Just ask the staff, and they’ll give you a small spoon of the ice to try (free). They had some wonderful ice flavors like Key Lime and Pear Pineapple, which I would like to order next time. Here I’m trying the cherry ice, which I eventually chose as my Gelati base.

Ritas Italian Ice Cherry

In the end, I chose to get a Gelati – this was what the staff recommended for someone trying Rita’s for the first time. I chose Cherry Ice as the base and Chocolate for my custard topping. I was thinking of replicating the flavors of Black Forest cake.

Did I like it? Yes. 🙂

At first, I thought it was going to be weird, mixing ice cream with flavored ice, and I was afraid that it was going to turn into a runny mess. But it was actually delicious – the ice did not melt into a puddle, and the custard also kept its shape and did not melt as fast as I expected.

The ice was also flavorful and sweet, not watered down. The custard was indeed creamy, like soft serve ice cream, but creamier and not powdery.

Even though I was already on a sugar coma, I still enjoyed my first Gelati from Rita’s Italian Ice.

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