Iorio’s Gelateria

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but in Ann Arbor, spring has come ridiculously early. Of course, it’s possible that spring hasn’t come early and we’ll be getting a lovely April snowstorm soon. I’m choosing not to dwell on that, however, and am opting to love this weather.

Seriously, the last few days have been glorious. I’ve had two classes outside (classes outside? I feel like I’m in middle school again!), the Quad is jam-packed with people playing soccer, reading, and lounging around, and Dominick’s is open. Dominick’s! In mid-March. I feel this is unprecedented.

You know what else is good in warm weather? Ice cream. And not just your average ice cream, but gelato, which is clearly the best kind. I’ve been meaning to check out Iorio’s Gelateria ever since I got back to Ann Arbor last fall, and this week the weather seemed perfect for it.

I ordered a combination of creme de menthe and Italian coffee. My review? Freaking delicious. Every time I walk down East William now, Iorio’s will be calling my name. Dangerous.

I will always have a soft spot in my heart for real gelato from Italy, but this was one of the best I’ve ever had stateside. Honestly. I’m glad I can get this treat so close to home, although it does make me want to go back to Italy (like NOW) for times like this:

The above picture was taken in 2005, in Siena. The beginning of my gelato obsession, you might say. And seriously? That trip feels like it was yesterday, and yet somehow it was SEVEN years ago?

Where does time go? How am I in my mid-twenties already? I need more gelato.

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