Milk. Sugar. Eggs. Cream. Add your favourite flavour and stir vigorously over ice and salt… ma garda te! A classic Italian gelato and long a Viennese tradition.
Now, fast forward, to Vienna in 2012. Over the past decade the number of ice cream parlours in Vienna has oscillated around the 100 mark, declining sharply in 2009 and 2010 according to the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. But since 2011, novelty ice cream shops have been popping up all over town, at least a half dozen new shops in 2011 alone. Today, there are more options than ever before to tantalise your taste buds, and cool down.