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Do you think you need more than air condition to survive the 37 degrees in the city? Ice-cream is the sweetest solution! But not packed and industrialized ice-cream. Being in Buenos Aires and not trying its tasteful artisanal ice-cream is considered a felony. Argentineans are crazy about it and you will be as well! Maybe it is because half of our grandparents came from Italy or because we just like to consume this soft cold cream the whole year round.
Also, did you know you can buy a whole kilo of ice-cream? Or even more. You can never have too much of it! Having tried almost all the delicious ice-cream shops in Buenos Aires, believe me, you cannot miss these ones:
This is your opportunity to taste the unique flavors of Patagonia berries. Jauja comes directly from El Bolson, a place very similar to Bilbo Baggins shire. Try out mosqueta (musk rose), sauco, blackcurrant and maqui for a new world of tasting.
Rapa nui is a traditional and artisanal chocolate shop that in 2001 launched its new, original and exquisite line of ice-creams. If you are a chocolate glutton, this is your place!
Daniel along with his family created this ice-cream shop in 1978 and still it preserves the traditional costumes. They have the most creative flavors, like alfajor ice-cream. Here, you should also try the mini iced cake, best invention ever!
I ran into this place thanks to my aunt who told me they serve a 50 cm long cucurucho (ice-cream cone). Since I was a little skeptical, I had to see it and taste it myself. And it was true! What was more amazing was that you actually can eat it all without spilling it on your clothes. An experience well worth trying!
If you are traveling to Argentina you don’t need a visa if you are staying for less than 90 days but you need to pay the Argentina Reciprocity Fee.