Quinta dos Açores opened the first ice cream shop of the brand in mainland Portugal.
Lisbon was the chosen city and the shop was opened at Cais do Sodré, right next to the Bica Elevator.
The basis of the ice cream is the milk and cream of just over a hundred cows living in freedom in the green pastures of the archipelago.
Then, Azorean products are added, such as “queijadas” (cheese tarts) from Graciosa and Vila Franca do Campo, cheese from São Jorge, fig jam, banana or Dona Amélia cake, typical of Terceira, made in honor of Queen Amélia during her visit to the island in 1901.
Dona Amélia ice cream is a trademark of Quinta dos Açores and has an intense flavor of cane and cinnamon honey.
For non-regional palates, the brand seeks to use quality raw materials in its purest form, such as vanilla pod from Madagascar, cacao from Ecuador or dulce de leche from Argentina.
In all, there are more than four hands full of flavors, served in a cup or cone, with prices varying according to the number of ice cream scoops.
In addition to ice cream, the shop also sells ice cream shakes, crepes and waffles with ice cream, fruit smoothies and other specialties such as homemade brownies and petit gateau, the real Dona Amélia cake and Azorean queijadas. In the future, seasonal releases and many other new features are expected.