Drink Your Chocolate, and Eat It, Too, at Frost Gelato
Far from his native Bologna, gelato master Nazario Melchiondo crafts tastes that have found a ready home in the desert city of Tucson, Arizona. Always fresh, it's made on site, and the flavors change seasonally. One decadent way to enjoy the gelati is to order mini-scoops served in solid chocolate cups (and then pour cioccolatta calda over the gelato). Served with crushed peppermints and chocolate shavings, somehow it isn't overkill; this is definitely a case of 'nothing succeeding like excess.'
The cups are strong enough to take the sweet heat—just don't scrape the insides too vigorously with your spoon. (And don't pick up the cups by their dainty handles as they tend to break off under their own delicious weight.) After finishing off the molten and frozen flavors, go ahead: take a bite out of your cup.