Adam Turoni, Savannah’s Undisputed Champion of Chocolate keeps plenty busy. He operates two downtown Savannah shops each with a different theme. One on Broughton Street near Montgomery, the other on Bull near Liberty Street. The original idea for having two locations was to offer different kinds of chocolates in each spot, which they largely do. Chocolate isn’t just chocolate when Adam is around.
To that end, ice cream isn’t just ice cream either.
A couple of years ago Adam mentioned to me that he was thinking about offering ice cream during Savannah’s sweltering summers as an option for visitors to his shop. “People are looking for something to cool them off when it’s so hot and they’ve been walking through the city all day.” he said then and still says now.
There was zero consideration given to making ice cream in-house and scooping cups and cones all day. No, that was never the vision. Leopold’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street does a fine job representing Savannah that way. “If I did it” he said “It was going to be different and truly representative of our approach to chocolate.”
The result, with all due respect to the Corn Dog crowd, is the most beautiful thing Savannah offers to eat on a stick.
The creation is house made chocolate ice cream. Frozen on a popsicle stick. There are 5-6 toppings available for your creation. Dried raspberries, puffed rice in different colors and flavors, crushed pistachio and more.
The process is fascinating, and pretty quick. Your ‘toppings’ go into a cocktail shaker for a quick mix. Your ice cream pop is then dipped in warm chocolate where it immediately hardens. Before it does, your toppings are sprinkled on. Boom.
These things are just being rolled out today. They are available for a limited time through the summer. And they are only available at Chocoalt by Adam on Bull Street. You cannot find the ice cream on Broughton Street. Over there they are offering house made S’mores.
Like his chocolates, the yet-to-be-named ice cream pops are unbelieveably rich. If you need much more than that to satisfy your sweet tooth, let me know. That would be pretty incredible.
Regardless, go find yourself some ice cream from Adam Turoni. You are quite likely to Eat It and Like It.
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