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Lactose-Free Ice Cream Shops in Madrid

Written by Daniella

Big or small, we all like ice cream, because each summer it delights us with its magnificent flavours and refreshing taste. Getting your summer treat at an ice cream shop, where they serve homemade and handmade products, is even more wonderful. New flavours with differently mixed ingredients are being developed all the time, and that is what makes them so delicious and hard to forget. Unfortunately some people are lactose intolerant and have trouble digesting ice cream, usually when it contains milk. That is why many ice cream shops have adapted their recipes, so that everyone can enjoy some ice cream, without restrictions. Today, this article by ShMadrid will tell you more about where to go for lactose-free ice cream in the capital.

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Discover the best lactose-free ice cream shops in the capital

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The first location we have for you is Rocambolesc, a typical ice cream shop with its own churning facility, that can adapt to all needs and palates. Located at El Corte Inglés, 7th floor, Carrer de Serrano 52, this ice cream shop has many different kinds of ice cream to choose from and some flavours are truly unique. The Rocambolesc project originates from Jordi Roca‘s desire to bring back the traditional dessert trolley from restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, that had disappeared from the dining room when he started at the award-winning restaurant as a dessert manager. Having seen the new dessert trolley, designed by industrial designer Andreu Carulla, the Roca brothers thought it would be interesting to walk the streets of Girona, where El Celler de Can Roca is located, offering sweet desserts while remaining mobile. This is how Rocambolesc was born. It is full of creativity and excellence, and this is absolutely a place where ice cream rises to the next level.

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Another good option for people who are lactose intolerant, is Mamá Elba Heladería. Some customers even list this shop as one of the best ice cream shops in the whole world. And not only do they have the best and most famous Italian ice cream, they also paid attention to the interior of the shop, with very nice and original decorations and furniture. Staff is very attentive and, therefore, you get the ultimate ice cream experience. In addition, their ice cream cookies are delicious, and they also have children’s books and stationery for the entertainment of your offspring. They also serve crepes and coffee, and besides their basic products, they have a wide variety of ice cream flavours, in addition to vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options. Our last recommendation is ice cream shop Lolo Polos Artesanos, where they make ice cream popsicles with fresh fruit, many of them without milk. Azmina Khanbhai, its founder, grew up in Tanzania, in a family that truly valued nature and cared for the environment. She had an avocado tree in the garden and her mother took the avocados to make ice cream. That is why Lolo Polos is dedicated to create delicious ice cream popsicles, made by hand with only 100% pure quality fruit. If you want your children to have the healthy snack she had when she was little, or if your children do not like to eat fruit, try taking them to this ice cream shop. They will not be able to resist anymore.

Which lactose-free shops or restaurants in Madrid can you recommend?

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Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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