Bringing Authentic Italian Tradition to Santa Barbara…
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Italian Ice, known as “granita” in Italy, does not require dairy products or eggs. It is made simply from fresh fruits or juices, sugar and water … Air beaten into the mixture is what distinguishes granita from a fruit-flavored chunk of solid ice.
Italian Ice is denser, so it can be scooped and eaten with a spoon or in a cup, just like ice cream. Italian ice is like sorbet with more texture and offers unique flavor recipes.
The unique texture of Italian Ice sets it apart from other frozen desserts. Smooth but firm at the same time, with a wonderful frozen dessert experience. And the flavors…. water based fruit flavors, and a range of dairy based flavors.
Water based Italian Ice contains no fat. If you are health conscious, Italian Ice may be a better choice than other frozen desserts. You may find Italian Ice to be less filling, and oh, so refreshing!I
“So keep your ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt, and give a new frozen dessert a try….”
Some Recent Yelp Reviews…
Some of the best Italian ice I have ever had. I tried the chocolate, vanilla chip, and espresso, and they were all phenomenal. However, I think the vanilla chip was the best. It such a nice, refreshing treat to enjoy while walking down State Street.
Their peanut butter Italian ice is also dog friendly, so of course I had to get some for my dog. He loved it! He scarfed the entire thing down. I was happy, and my dog was happy.
Great place to stop for Italian ice.
This place is a must try! We were lucky enough to sample this place before their grand opening. The samples were so so good, so we knew we had to come back for bigger sizes.
Fast forward to today, where it was a perfect 76 degrees and sunny. This place was the perfect answer to the heat on State Street. There are 4 sizes to choose from; small/med/large/pint. We ended up getting two mediums and two large. What’s great about this place is that they do a great job of identifying which flavors are water based and which are dairy based. You can also pick more than one flavor based on the size you get. We got watermelon, strawberry, and vanilla chip. All were incredible.
The Italian Ice here is refreshing and delicious. It’s light yet filling, while still satisfying your sweet tooth. This place is a perfect addition to State street!
Finally, Italian Ice comes to Santa Barbara! If you’re looking for a refreshing sweet treat on State Street, look no further than Mangione’s Italian Ice. Better than Ice Cream or Gelato, Mangione’s wide range of flavorful confections are made from a secret recipe all the way from New York. Steps from the Grenada Theater, you can taste the wide variety of flavors after an evening meal or as a refreshing treat on a hot afternoon. I recommend Watermelon and Lemon. Coconut and Espresso are also a tasty combination.
Come in soon and enjoy Italian Tradition…. Italian Ice!
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