In an effort to corner the health junkie with a sweet tooth market, Amorino has a new menu item: “green juice” in gelato form.
The frozen sweet is made from a blend of pureed kale, cucumber and pineapple among other fruits and veg, and the gelato chain — with a Houston location in River Oaks — says it’s completely organic (and vegan.) You can do it straight-up frozen and sippable as a drink, or you can have it crafted into the traditional Amorino gelato rose — an admittedly fetching pastel-hued faux floral.
While perhaps the frozen, sippable green juice makes sense somehow — seems healthy, right? — the gelato spot suggests topping the “healthy” seafoam-green gelato rose on a brand new gluten-free cone, finally topping it all off with a gelato-filled macaron. It’s probably a beautiful sight for health-food-weary eyes, but also, like, what?
Does ordering a dessert item with “detox” in the title, no matter how wonderful the ingredients, seem like a fun way to enjoy a post-meal treat? In our humble opinion, not really!