Just opened! Serving up South American style ice cream, smoothies, and goodies. TropiGlace–Cove area of Stamford, CT

31 May

What it’s all about

Let’s just cut to the chase: we freaking love ice cream. Gopher Ice Cream is our fave, and we’ve been known to haunt Dairy Inn in search of some frozen nirvana from time to time. So, when The Headbanging Hostess told us about TropiGlace right behind Cove Pizza, we knew that we had a job to do. As always, we are your culinary ambassadors and need to tell you about this brand new spot, opened this past Saturday, May 28.

Pineapple ice cream. Look at those chunks!

Paola, the owner, was on hand and gave us some background info about her ice cream shop. The recipe they use goes back to her grandfather who perfected ice cream in South America. So, this is a treasured family recipe, and that comes through in the flavors because–chances are–you’ve never tasted anything like it. That’s a good thing, yup.  You can have ice cream on a cone or in a cup, have a stickglace, or drink it up with either the coolglace or fruitglace.

Flavor break down

Chocolate, vanilla, lucama, rum raisin, cotton candy, blackberry, passion fruit, strawberry, pineapple, peach, coconut, mango.

What we had

On Saturday, I had a scoop of lucama and a scoop of rum raisin on a cone.  The lucama is a Peruvian fruit that was incredibly complex and had a deep, rich flavor.  It’s hard to describe it, but it wasn’t overly sweet and we really liked it.  The rum raisin was also good, though I agree with The Headbanging Hostess that the rum doesn’t come through as much.  Raisins, though, ran throughout the ice cream in nice little moist bits.

What would you like? All of the above, por favor.

The flavors are definitely there, but what really separates the ice cream here is the style.  You have an incredibly smooth, silky, and creamy flavor, almost like you’re eating gelato.  Overwhelmingly, the flavors that come through are tropical and you sometimes feel like you’re having a sorbet.  We’re not ice cream experts, but we are experts in eating it and we can tell you that it’s great stuff.

Today we soaked in the hot sun for Memorial Day at Cove Island Beach and lost all of our energy, so we just had to go to TropiGlace again.  You know, just to support local business.  So, we had pineapple and blackberry cones, a scoop each, for just $4.80.  Not too shabby.  The pineapple was killer, not overly sweet, and had nice chunks of pineapple in the ice cream.  Very good and refreshing for a hot hot day.  Kristien had the blackberry and said that it was fantastic, and full of fruity taste.  Once again, refreshing, not as heavy as ice cream, and just the right portion.  Well, that’s her talking.  I’m always the one at Gopher who finishes my two scoops and the rest of her cone.

The final scoop

TropiGlace is a cool little ice cream stand in the Cove section of Stamford.  It’s right on Cove Road and just right down the road from Cove Island Park.  We doubt you’ve ever had ice cream like this, so it’s definitely worth stopping by, and stopping by often.  We hope that they do super well because it’s a real killer spot with a killer taste with a killer family history.  So, we’ve gotta give TropiGlace a standing cone-vation.  Until we’ve tried their other goodies, we can’t fairlygive a Nom rating.  But, we’re talking the real deal here.  Check it yo’self.

Noms:  TBD

Cost: $


Address:  864 Cove Road

Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: (203) 570-5670

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002525880418

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7 Responses to “Just opened! Serving up South American style ice cream, smoothies, and goodies. TropiGlace–Cove area of Stamford, CT”

  1. Kristien Del Ferraro June 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Dear “L”-

    Sounds like you got some freezer burnt ice cream – hate when that happens. Anyway, we too, LOVE gopher, however I don’t think it’s fair to compare Tropiglace to Gopher as they are two totally different types of ice cream. To be clear, the texture is creamy, but Tropiglace definitely leans more toward being a sorbet than a dairy-heavy ice cream. It’s somewhere in between. We found it to be quite refreshing on a hot day and the portion size was perfect. As for running out of pineapple, that is their most popular flavor and everything is made by hand in batches, so it definitely happens to the best of us. Rather have that than some extra vats of ice cream from God knows where hanging in the freezer in the back.


    • L June 6, 2011 at 7:54 am #

      Ok, they deserve another try next time we’re near.


  2. L June 3, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    We went last nite and had coconut since they were out of pineapple (even though it was early evening and empty.)

    I really wanted to like this place, because it’s new, international, and that neighborhood could use its pep. Sadly,I was disappointed. The ice cream wasn’t as creamy as I hoped, given your description, and it tasted “flavored” with coconut rather than laced with grains.

    It was also had a thin, crystally mouth feel, the sign of a cheap icecream.

    Sorry, Dan. Your tits may be up but my thumb is down. Stick with Gopher.


    • Dan Del Ferraro June 3, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      Yeah, that sucks. That’s why we couldn’t give a Nom rating yet…we’ve only had just some of their stuff. What we had we liked, but there’s tons there still to be tried and examined. There are the drinks, the stickglace, and all the other flavors. They do seem to run out of ice cream pretty quickly there. I wonder why.


  3. Vanessa May 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I am so happy this is in my neighborhood! \m/ Awesome post! Dead on in your descriptions.

    I give Tropiglace Two-Tits Up! :)


    • Dan Del Ferraro May 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      Yeah, we’re all so lucky, ain’t we? Good this has your two tits up approval! :) I wonder how many times we’ll go there over the summer…damn, excited, but also scared for the waist line :)


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