[Shanghai] Le Creme Milano

Categories: Gelateria
Address:  173 Fumin Rd, near Julu Rd (富民路173号,近巨鹿路); many other locations around Shanghai (list of locations
Date visited:  August 2013
Price:  ¥20 RMB for an XS cup (1 scoop, 1 flavor), ¥28 (S cup), ¥38 (M cup), ¥48 (L cup)
Verdict: Not very authentic.

www.lecrememilano.com | List of flavors

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I heard that this is the best gelateria in Shanghai. If that is true, then Shanghai needs to step up on its gelato offerings.

I generally prefer gelato to ice cream because it’s more dense and intensely-flavored. What is the difference, you may ask. Gelato feels creamier than ice cream for three reasons:

  • Gelato uses more milk as opposed to cream and egg yolks ice cream. Hence gelato has a lower fat content.
  • Gelato contains less air as it is churned at a much slower speed (less overrun) than ice cream.
  • Gelato is served at a slightly higher temperature than ice cream (otherwise it would be too frozen).
  Two XS cups of "Le Creme Milano" (hazelnut, Ferrero Rocher, Nutella chocolate mixing)

Two XS cups of "Le Creme Milano" (hazelnut, Ferrero Rocher, Nutella chocolate mixing)

My friend and I tried a couple of flavors and in the end both decided to get a scoop each of their signature “Le Creme Milano” flavor (Hazelnut, Ferrero Rocher, Nutella chocolate mixing).

We both agreed that the taste was a little off. It didn’t have the full, rich and smooth delicacy that bona fide gelato in Europe has (eg. Amorino, Berthillon, Gelupo).

  Pricing list

Pricing list