The gelato: an Italian delicacy that has been enjoyed around the world for centuries upon centuries. Rich, creamy, refreshing, decadent. A dessert loved by many and now enjoyable by all at Vixi Gelateria in Coral Gables.
Gelato is not to be confused with plain old ice cream. It has a third less fat and half the calories as well as less air which makes it denser and the flavors more intense. The owner and gelataio (gelato maker), Melissa Stam, spent 3 months in Bologna, Italy perfecting this craft and brought her delicious knowledge to our backyard. All the gelati are “fatto a mano” (made by hand) and prepared on-site.
Vixi Gelateria opened in June 2015 and they pride themselves on their vast selection of gluten-free artisanal creations made with no artificial flavors or coloring. In fact, the only flavor that is NOT gluten-free is the cookies and cream (but it will be soon!). Gluten-free cones are also available so the gluten-free crowd can enjoy their treat just like everyone else. Vixi also offers an array of gluten-free sorbetti, which are fat-free and dairy-free. The reason for this is that a sorbetto is water based, made with fresh fruit, and is free of gelatins or mixtures.
Munch Miami Recommended Gelato:
- Passion Fruit
- Ricotta Orange Zest (**MM Favorite**)
Aside from ordering gelato or sorbetto, you can also enjoy a hand crafted milk shake (like the Nutella milk shake pictured below), or just sit back and sip a Mokarabia espresso. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can order an affogato (basically, you add a shot of espresso to your gelato). Vixi means “I have lived” in Latin, and you truly haven’t lived until you’ve tried Vixi Gelateria.
Vixi Gelateria is located at:
374 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134