S'mores Sundaes and Passion Fruit Gelato Coming to Forest Hills This Summer

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on June 8, 2014 7:28am 

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 Eddie’s Sweet Shop is planning to serve s'mores sundaes this summer.
New Ice Cream Flavors in Forest Hills
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QUEENS — Just in time for summer, Eddie’s Sweet Shop, Forest Hill’s oldest ice cream parlor, is working on a new recipe for s’mores sundaes, which should appear on the menu soon.

The sundae is just one of several new frosty treats that are on the menu at the neighborhood's restaurant for the summer.

The new sundae at Eddie's will consist of chocolate ice cream with marshmallow topping and graham crackers. “This is an American campfire tradition that we are going to turn into ice cream,” said Angelina Citrano, who co-owns the store on Metropolitan Avenue with her husband, Vito.

For the second season, the store will also be serving “The American,” a 29-ounce ice cream soda, consisting of vanilla soda and three scoops of ice cream in three flavors: strawberry, vanilla and blueberry. “So it’s red, white and blue,” Citrano said.

All the proceeds from the sale of "The American," which costs $8, on July 4, will go to Wounded Warrior Project, Citrano said.

Some customers at the shop said that what they are really waiting for is ice cream made from fresh blueberries and peaches, which the parlor makes only during summertime.

“It’s like straight from the farm,” said Cheryl Rizzo, 30, who has been coming to the store with her parents, Brian and Coreen Mann, since she was a little girl. Now, she brings her 3-year-old daughter, Brianna, to the parlor.

The peach and blueberry flavors should be available within two weeks, Citrano said.

One scoop of ice cream at Eddie’s Sweet Shop is $3.50. In total, the stores serves about 20 flavors, including butter pecan, cherry vanilla, rum raisin, pistachio pineapple and maple walnut. All varieties are gluten free and contain no eggs, Citrano said.

A number of stores in the area are selling gelato, ice cream made in a traditional Italian style, this season.

“Now, in the ice cream business gelato is trendy again,” said Kadri Asra, the owner of the Haagen-Dazs store on Austin Street.

The store offers a variety of gelato, including black cherry amaretto and pistachio, in addition to several sorbet flavors and regular ice cream.

It total, the store offers 32 flavors. The most popular ones this season, Asra said, are cookies and cream, for kids, and brownies for teens. Other popular flavors are rum raisin, dulce de leche, pineapple coconut and caramel cone.

One scoop at the Haagen-Dazs store costs $3.50. A quart is $11.

At Martha’s Country Bakery, on Austin Street, customers will find about 10 flavors of gelato. Two new flavors this season are mango and banana nutella, according to George Milonas, the manager at the store.

One scoop of gelato at the bakery costs $3.95.

La Dolce Italia Bakery on Metropolitan Avenue is also serving mostly gelato this summer. Among more than a dozen flavors, the most unique ones are stracciatella, tiramisu, passion fruit and nocciola (hazelnut), said Maria Gomez, who works at the store, where one scoop costs $3.50.

A nearby Carvel ice cream parlor, on Metropolitan Avenue, is currently being renovated and fans of its ice cream treats will have to wait another week or two before the store reopens.

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