In a celebration that has become a tradition, the Thursday, November 9 will be carried out Ice Cream Night. This event, which has earned a place of honor in the Argentine gastronomic calendarit will be starting at 7 p.m.
More than 400 ice cream parlors will open their doors to offer their memorable recipes and delight palates. The day is framed in the 39th edition of the Authentic Artisanal Ice Cream Week, organized by the Association of Artisanal Ice Cream and Related Manufacturers (AFADHYA. This conclave, which runs from November 6 to 12, is a festival for the senses that unfolds throughout the Argentinapromising delight to the most demanding with creations that are true frozen works of art.
For Ice Cream Night, there will be a promotion that is music to the ears of ice cream fans: 2×1 on a quarter kilo of tastes artisanal. But that’s not all, attendees will be welcomed with new flavors and a series of surprises that promise to shape a memorable night.
Thus things, the Ice Cream Night It’s not just any night. It is an invitation to immerse yourself in happiness, an opportunity for ice cream fans to come together and share an experience that goes beyond flavor. This year, the promise of give away an additional quarter of a kilo with each purchase It is just the beginning of an evening that is anticipated to be unforgettable.
Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to be part of something bigger: the creation of the world’s largest ice cream flag. In collaboration with the NGO “Pinta Argentina” and artists from all over the country, attendees will be able to contribute to a collective work of art that celebrates Argentine artisanal ice cream.
In this edition, the spirit of solidarity that has characterized the Authentic Artisan Ice Cream Week since its inception 39 years ago. This year, solidarity actions will be extended to charitable institutions such as the Los Piletones soup kitchen and the Casa Garrahan Foundation, among others.
“Artisanal Ice Cream Week has been held for 39 years and in its DNA, in addition to promoting the qualities of our ice cream and the work of master ice cream makers from all over the country, it has a solidarity component that, year after year, translates into donations to soup kitchens and public welfare entities,” they commented. Mauricio Rampoldi and Sandra Bortolot, vice presidents of AFADHYA.
For those who wish to plan their flavor route, a interactive map will be available in lto the website of the Ice Cream Night, guiding ice cream enthusiasts through an itinerary of joy. This year, innovation comes with two new flavors that capture the essence of the Argentine identity: dulcemate and Argentine hottie”. These creations, born from the imagination and talent of the artisans of happiness, will be available to delight visitors at all participating ice cream parlors.
Dulcemate is a fusion of the emblematic dulce de leche with mate, the national drink that symbolizes friendship and sharing. Meanwhile, the Argentine bonbon, an irresistible combination of peanut butter and milk chocolate, is a tribute to the small pleasures in life.
The passion for home made ice cream In Argentina it transcends the seasons, becoming a constant companion throughout the year. In that tone, Maximiliano Maccarrone, president of AFADHYA, noted: “Argentina has a deep ice cream culture. Recent studies demonstrate a marked deseasonalization, increased consumption, growth of ice cream parlors and a great fanaticism for artisanal ice cream. Our ice cream is one of the best in the world, it is based on quality and is made with excellent raw materials. We hope for a successful edition tonight that brings happiness to all who come to the more than 400 participating ice cream parlors throughout the country.”
According to Maccarrone, “in the country, 6.9 kilos of artisanal ice cream are consumed per capita per year, and 10 kilos in the summer. Nine out of ten people consume it all year round, regardless of the season. Likewise, artisanal ice cream is an ambassador of our gastronomy in the world: it has been awarded in international competitions and was recognized as a Country Brand by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation.”
Recent data reveals a significant shift in ice cream consumption, with deseasonalization reflecting how this sweet treat has become a year-round comfort. A study carried out by the consulting firm D’Alessio Irol and WORDS shows loyalty to traditional flavors in Argentina, with chocolate with almonds and dulce de leche granita remaining the public’s favorites. However, there are a variety of flavors that make up the top 15, ensuring that there is a taste for every palate.
He top 15 of the flavors most chosen by Argentines, According to that survey, it is the following:
1. Chocolate with almonds
2. Dulce de leche granita
4. Dulce de leche
5. Red Fruits
7. Dark chocolate
8. Strawberry with cream
13. Banana Split
15. American Cream
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