Homemade gelato or crack? If you get addicted, gelato is cheaper (…and healthier) so head to Cesibon

My vegan sister, Olivia, at Cesibon, oh so excited for her sorbet, by Tara for TKGO

This French couple is still learning English, but there’s one thing they do know: how to make a good gelato (and sorbet).

Flavors change daily, but what you’ll find will usually look something like this: Coconut (my personal favorite), Yogurt with Fresh Berries (one of the owner’s favorites), Café, Chocolate, French Vanilla, Stracciatella, Praline, Dark Chocolate with Toasted Almond, Rocher (as in Ferrero Rocher), Pistachio, Strawberry, Pinneapple, Banana, Grapefruit (which changed my mom’s life), Mango, Florida Orange and Lemon. All the fruits are sorbets (vegan-friendly); the others are gelatos. All the ingredients are real, too. Believe it or not, they use only milk, sugar and cream, and they grind up coffee beans in the back to put in the Café flavor. All the sorbets are made with real fruit.

Combining flavors is strongly encouraged, but reader beware: All flavors taste magnificent together, but if you let the owners combine them for you, you’ll end up with a coconut-pinneapple combination that will change your life. It’s only a matter of time before you discover the two flavors that make your toes tingle like a crack junkie.

One thing this pair doesn’t know, thankfully for us consumers: how to fairly price their cloud-like creations. One scoop (which is quite enough) will only cost you $3, two scoops $4, three scoops $5, a pint $7 and a quart $10.

How are they paying their rent? I don’t know. Why is it they decided to open this shop in Naples? I don’t know. All I know is that picking up a pint of this gelato on your way to any friend’s house will guarantee you a second invite.

Tara for TKGO City Guides

8807 Tamiami Trail N, Naples. (239) 566-8363. They also serve crepes, which you can smell from the parking lot. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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