Jones ice cream, Berlin (DE)

As explained in previous posts about Berlin: Berlin is an ice cream paradise to me! So many shops that make real good ice cream… A year had passed since my last visit to Berlin… it was high time to work my way through a few more ice cream shops! I travelled to Berlin with a…

Two highlights in Kassel (DE)

On my way back from a trip towards the middle of Germany, Kassel seemed like the best place to stop for a break. To be honest I knew very little about Kassel before going there. Google kindly informed me about the city’s many parks and palaces, in particular the “Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe” park, which has been…

Luicella’s Ice Cream, Hamburg (DE)

In March I had the pleasure of spending a very short weekend in the city of Hamburg, in the North of Germany. It was a rather spontaneous decision to drive there with friends who had never been there before. Although I enjoy living in Aachen, it’s nice to get out every now and then and…

2016 Traveller’s Scoops Award

It’s been half a year since I started this blog. My posts have included recommendations for 21 ice cream shops in various cities. Have a look at the little infographic I created about Traveller’s Scoops in 2016. The main criteria that have an impact on how much I love an ice cream place are: Homemade…

Glad the Christmas stress is over!

December always seems to be a very busy month, with all sorts of things to do and organize before Christmas! Apart from the usual stress of finding nice presents for family, here are some of the things that kept me busy: Time to enjoy Christmas markets and decorations … in Aachen I was kept busy…

Ice cream street art… in Aachen (DE)

I will keep it short today and share some of Aachen’s ice cream street art with you! If you ever come to visit Aachen (Germany), chances are high that you will spot this smiling popsicle with a bite off! Señor Schnu is the artist behind this street art. If you’d like to eat good ice…

My very first nitrogen-frozen ice cream @WOOP WOOP, Berlin (DE)

It’s time for another recommendation in Berlin! Woop Woop makes the freshest ice cream ever! They prepare the basis of their ice cream with milk, cream, fruit, chocolate, herbs or spices before adding liquid nitrogen (-196°C) to freeze the mixture in 30 seconds, in front of customers. The most fun ice cream experience I recently…

Ice cream street art… in Cologne (DE)

I will keep it short today: you’ll have to be a little more patient until I publish my next recommendation of a nice ice cream shop. Today I’ll just share with you a photo of ice cream street art that I came across and liked! I spotted it in Cologne near an ice cream shop…

Il Gelato di Ferigo, Cologne (DE)

I love Il Gelato di Ferigo’s motto: “Healthy, natural and particularly creamy ice cream” (translated from German). Under this motto they pride themselves for using fresh and natural ingredients and they avoid using artificial flavours and preservatives. The Italian-owned Il Gelato di Ferigo ice cream shop has been in Cologne since 1994 and offers an…

California Pops, Berlin (DE)

During my last visit to Berlin, a friend of a friend took us to California Pops’ small shop in Kreuzberg. Their popsicles looked very attractive: colourful, shiny and frost-free. Not only did they look wonderful, they tasted great too! It’s nice to know that the handmade popsicles at California Pops are free of artificial colourings…

Eispiraten, Berlin (DE)

On the last day of my last trip to Berlin, a friend sent a link to Berlin’s top ice cream shops with unusual flavours… in other words this list was showing exactly what I am looking for! (For those of you who understand German, here’s Mit Vergnügen’s article about 11 unusual ice cream flavours you…