Morelli's Gelato (Shangri-La): Awaken the Child in You

November 23, 2016 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

If you're craving for premium sundaes and freshly made gelato, then Morelli's should be your got to place as they are primed and ready to share a truly indulgent experience with you that will keep you coming back for more. I recently got invited during Morelli's birth month to try out their gelato as well as their signature coffee.
Located at the third level of the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Morelli's Gelato was founded by Giueseppe Morelli in 1907 when he began selling homemade gelato from the back of his bicycle around the English seaside resort of Broadstairs. 
Since opening their first ice cream cafe there, Morelli's has expanded both locally and internationally, boasting a number of stores available in exclusive locations worldwide such as Cafe de Paris, Monte Carlo, and the Dubai Mall. Morelli's Gelato is a high-quality premium product, made fresh daily on site in all their Gelateria Cafes. 
Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., a Filipino-owned company (See: California Pizza Kitchen National Pizza Day 2016) brought this iconic, world famous brand to the country to the overwhelming delight of the Filipino populace. 
I was able to try all flavors of their gelato and I would say that I really enjoyed them. Every flavor that I tasted left me wonderstruck on how rich their gelato tastes like. Not to mention that I prefer gelato over ice cream because it makes me feel less guilty (in terms of calories) as well as its texture. If you're interested in getting just a scoop to try Morelli's out, their expert pick is their bestselling premium Pistachio gelato with Pistachio nuts sourced from Bronte, a small village perched on the side of Mount Etna in Sicily.
At Morelli's you can pick and choose a sundae that best suits your taste preferences from their wide array of choices. For those who love an opulent chocolate fix, the Morelli's Bacio Sundae is tailor made for you: imagine chocolate, hazelnut, and soft vanilla gelato adorned with chocolate truffle, Piemonte hazelnuts, Magnum chocolate swirls, and hazelnut sauce in a chocolate cup topped with fresh whipped cream! For coffee aficionados, you can't miss out on their Almond Amaretto Sundae with Kilimanjaro coffee gelato, Venezuelan chocolate gelato, and soft vanilla gelato with a shot of amaretto coffee liqueur -- it's a dessert and a nightcap in one! For the kids and kids at heart, it's a toss-up between their classic Banana Split made from Morelli's vanilla gelato with fresh bananas, raspberry syrup, and whipped cream or the Spaghetti Ice Sundae, gelato served "spaghetti" style with your choice of topping and whipped cream. 
Now sharing about their sundaes that we have tried:
Baileys. Hazelnut and soft vanilla gelato topped with chocolate sauce, fresh whipped cream and a single shot of Baileys liqueur in a chocolate cup. This is one of Morelli's Tipsy Treats! For adults like us who likes a touch of alcohol to awaken the child inside. Pour the Baileys on the gelato and whipped cream for an awesome experience. I love how the flavors complement each other. 
Strawberry Sundae. Vanilla and strawberry gelato served with strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, and fresh whipped cream. Strawberries and whipped cream are two things that I really love. I love how the whipped cream would balance the indulging strawberries that make you just want to have more until you're surprised that you have finished the entire glass already. 
Bella Nutella. Soft vanilla, Nutella, chocolate, and banana gelato served with fresh banana and Piemonte hazelnuts, with Nutella sauce in a chocolate cup and fresh whipped cream. I love Nutella but it can really be very sweet for me. I love how the whipped cream would balance that, and how it would complement well with the mild, fruity sweetness of the banana gelato. It's really good!
Amore Cup. Primo Amore: Hazelnut, chocolate, and soft vanilla gelato served with chocolate sprinkles, Piemonte hazelnuts, a chocolate flake and fresh whipped cream; Secondo Amore: Berry sorbet, strawberry and soft vanilla gelato served with strawberries dipped in chocolate, a spring of redcurrant, baby meringues and fresh whipped cream. This love-cup with worth sharing with someone, or all for yourself to enjoy both flavors, either way, the experience is unforgettable. 
Aside from the scrumptious gelato treats, they also serve artisanal coffees that will invigorate you and soothe your senses at the same time. Their classic Morelli's Cappuccino is made with their very own 100% Arabica Family blend. Morelli's also allows you to pair their signature coffee and their premium gelatos in one delightful pairing with their Caramello and Soft Vanilla Affogato. Caramello combines their bestselling cappuccino with caramel 'Dulce de leche' gelato while their Soft Vanilla Affogato is an espresso served with a swirl of their signature soft vanilla gelato. 
Tried one of their signature coffee afterward:
Shakerato. Italian iced coffee (Not served with whipped cream). This has a good amount of caffeine in it as it prevents me from having carb coma after the amount of sugar that I had. 

I gotta thank Morelli's for spoiling me on this. Being a whipped cream addict, I couldn't decide on which to order because I was looking for cold coffee with a good amount of caffeine to keep me awake (because I still have to study when I get home after visiting them) plus whipped cream (for obvious reasons). They suggested the shakerato and gave me a separate cup of whipped cream instead. Yay! Definitely a happy kid! 

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