Voters at the Great American Ice Cream Festival in Portland earlier this month chose Sweet Resurgam Gelato by The Gelato Fiasco as Maine’s favorite ice cream (or gelato) flavor. Sweet Resurgam Gelato is a burnt sugar almond gelato with swirls of semi-sweet chocolate and salted caramel. We created the flavor earlier this year to celebrate our move into Portland. “Resurgam” is Portland’s motto, and the flavor has quickly become one of our best-selling choices in our stores.
At the Great American Ice Cream Festival, we volunteered to scoop for festival goers who tried flavors from many ice cream shoppes and voted for their favorites. The festival benefited Share our Strength, a non-profit dedicated fighting childhood hunger, and Mercy Hospital’s Best Shot for Youth program.
This award represented a sweep of Portland’s awards season: Our Portland store was named Best Ice Cream Shop and Best Dessert Place in Portland by the Portland Phoenix earlier this spring, and early this summer, readers of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram named us Maine’s Best Ice Cream Shop.
Sweet Resurgam Gelato can usually be found at either of our stores and in pints at many independent grocery stores in Maine.
Below, Mercy Hospital Chief Development Officer Susan Rouillard gives the first-place award to Bruno Tropeano, our co-founder, in awards presentation last week.