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I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM - the best ice cream shop in Poland?

abu3issa 14 | 42
14 Jun 2013 #1
So I was googling Baskin Robbins shops and it turns out.... THERE AREN'T ANY IN POLAND!! In fact, it's only available in the UK. I'm surprised mostly because it's an extremely popular brand here.

So my question is
What's the best Ice Cream and Ice Cream Cakes shop in Poland?
If it's not a chain store, tell us where the shop is! :D
newpip - | 140
14 Jun 2013 #2
there is no need for baskin robbins. Poland has amazing ice cream. we don't need any more fast food crap here.

anyway, Grycan is good- that is probably the only chain style ice cream shop....and it is not much of a chain in comparison to Baskin robbins. Try Blikle, Batida (french) or some of the smaller independent shops. they are much better.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
14 Jun 2013 #3
I think I should ask this question : have you ever actually been to Poland?
14 Jun 2013 #4
Grycan is good- that is probably the only chain style ice cream shop

Take your family to Limoni canteri 1952 in Mokotow

It has the most unique ice creams in PL in my opinion.

OP abu3issa 14 | 42
14 Jun 2013 #5
I'm spending a whole summer there :D
beckski 12 | 1,617
14 Jun 2013 #6
Baskin Robbins is also sold in the United States. I don't find it to be anything special. Certainly not comparable to the yummy ice cream I tried in both Warsaw & Lublin.
10 May 2016 #7
Merged: Why is the ice cream in Kraków so good?

We just got back from a nice little vacation in Kraków. One surprise was that the ice cream was the best I've ever had! We had it at four or five different places and all were fantastic, both for the flavor and the creaminess. As far as I know, Poland isn't particularly famous for ice cream. Do they have some special way of making it? The only thing I could tell by tasting was that they use less sugar than some places, so, for instance, strawberry ice cream tastes like strawberries, not candy. Do people agree that Kraków is ice cream heaven? Is there a reason for this? Thanks.
11 May 2016 #8
Mods, why do you keep deleting my answer?

The Italian connection with Krakow's confectionery was noted by a visit by Polands last President.

Lots of communists in Italy and Italians in Poland.

2 Jun 2016 #9
You are absolutely right that in Poland you will find lot of amazing ice cream! What's the secret? Traditional recipes and using only natural and best quality ingredients. Craft ice cream places which are existing for decades and newly opened ice shops where they not only sell but actually produce fresh ice cream every day are on the map in every small or big Polish city. Lots to discover!
gumishu 11 | 5,603
2 Jun 2016 #10
I think the tradition of making ice-cream came to Poland from Italy - I haven't travelled that much in my life but I was in southern Italy and their ice-creams where not much different to Polish - I only had and ice-cream once when I was in the UK but it was rubbish - I vaguely remember that I had ice-creams in Germany and they were quite like the Polish variety as well
kpc21 1 | 763
2 Jun 2016 #11
In Poland we have also this type of ice cream, which is not popular in many European countries, where the ice cream comes from a special machine directly to the cone. Known in Poland under different names: "lody włoskie" (Italian ice cream - even though I haven't found them in Italy), "lody z automatu" (ice cream from a machine), a very specific type of them is called "świderki", "lody kręcone" (curly ice cream) or "lody amerykańskie" (American ice cream).
johnny reb 28 | 5,249
5 Aug 2020 #12
Can anyone confirm or deny if there was any ice cream in Poland before the Narodowe Święto Niepodległości ?
It's my understand through my Polish relatives that ice cream came to Poland to celebrate Poland's Independence and has been there ever since.

(Serious responses only please)
cms neuf 1 | 1,852
5 Aug 2020 #13
Well the oldest ice cream family in Poland - Grycan - say they started in the late 19th century. They have a chain of a few hundred shops now.

I saw a family photo from Wilno circa 1910 and they looked like they were eating ice cream in glass bowls at a big event but I guess it could have been anything In the bowl
pawian 176 | 14,299
5 Aug 2020 #14
Can anyone confirm or deny if there was any ice cream in Poland before the Narodowe Święto Niepodległości

You mean Poland`s regaining independence in 1918?
So, ice cream came to Poland in 17th -18th century, I would have to check when exactly. First Polish royals and nobility, then szlachta stored ice in special outdoor basements during winters and in summer used it to make ice cream. I read it in Gloger`s Encyclopeadia.
Miloslaw 8 | 3,122
5 Aug 2020 #15
I am not a huge fan of Ice Cream, but Polish Ice Cream is just amazing.......
8 Aug 2020 #16
Good to know Poland has that as well. I find it often tastier than boxed varieties as I like creamy ice cream.

Is there a pure cream flavoured ice cream (no vanilla) in Poland? Basically it's everything a vanilla ice cream has except the vailla flavor. I miss its taste, nowadays in Bulgaria all white/plain ice creams have added vanilla. I miss the pure, creamy/milky flavor that was soooo perfect. I like vanilla in creams and custards but hate it in ice creams.
pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Aug 2020 #17
Yes, there is plain ice cream, lots of kinds.
cms neuf 1 | 1,852
8 Aug 2020 #18
Yes most places have smietankowe flavor. There are also tall Swirling ice creams called swiderki which come in cream or chocolate flavor (or mixed)
johnny reb 28 | 5,249
8 Aug 2020 #19
I like Haagen-Dazs ice cream the best.
Just look at some of the different orgasmic varieties and drool.
cms neuf 1 | 1,852
8 Aug 2020 #20
It's very sweet for Polish tastes and a bit overpriced against some good local competition.

Even small towns have pretty good ice cream shops. Today I had some good ice cream with the kids in Zuromin, just from a wooden shack in the town rynek.
Lenka 3 | 2,553
8 Aug 2020 #21
I generally don't like the 'fancy tastes' and find them well, tasteless. The best icecream I ever had was plain chocolate, cream or coffee. The taste defended itself
pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Aug 2020 #22
My fav is bubble gum taste - blue icecream with red streaks. Eating them, I feel like a boy again.
8 Aug 2020 #23
Lenka, me too. I prefer plainer tastes to the fancy ones are often over the top. I like the plain smietankowe the most. Even better if it's wloskie type. Heck, I enerally dislike chocolate/cocoa ice creams and yet I love the wloskie ones from the machines. Yes, we used to have them here, too but most have now disappeared... As for more southern tastes, my grandma used to make a plain one that had the egg custard/lemon taste, that one was good as well and not too fancy.
johnny reb 28 | 5,249
8 Aug 2020 #24
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon then an extra large strawberry milkshake.
Cargo pants 2 | 828
8 Aug 2020 #25

I prefer Breyers here and Grycan in Poland.
Joker 2 | 1,717
8 Aug 2020 #26
Bens and Jerrys is the best ice cream know to man... Too bad the owners are libtard losers, but I'll still buy it once or twice a year.

The ice cream I had in Poland, was ok, nothing special. Perhaps, I went to the wrong place. Dont really care either one way or another....

I see you're running out of topics to talk about again. Perhaps, they should open the USA thread back up to the public?

I got one...How`s the weather in Poland?👍🏻
johnny reb 28 | 5,249
8 Aug 2020 #27
Now see I think Breyers is way way to sweet for ice cream.

Bens and Jerrys

And that is exactly why I refuse to buy Ben & Jerry's as good as it is.
All their fame went to their Liberal heads and I hate show boats.
It is damn good ice cream though.

I see you're running out of topics to talk about again.

Then start a new interesting Polish thread that we all will be interested in.
8 Aug 2020 #28
Just bought Grycan malina (raspberry) sorbet, hope it's good.

I try to buy only Bulgarian-made or made in Poland, Sweden, Finland, Croatia, Hungary or Italy products. My fav countries. I only compromise with cars and some tech (usually made by chinks).
cms neuf 1 | 1,852
9 Aug 2020 #29
All the same it's some achevment that a thread about ice cream can within 10 posts be talking about Libtard losers and China Joe.

I wish I could be a loser like Ben and Jerry with their 150 million buck fortunes - still I doubt that's enough to get them into the PF millionaires club.

Had some great ice cream today next to the lake after a morning bike ride - Smietankowe with strawberry jam. Just enough to cancel out the calories burned !
johnny reb 28 | 5,249
9 Aug 2020 #30
Just bought Grycan malina (raspberry) sorbet, hope it's good.

Actually sorbet is not ice cream.
Generally sorbets do not contain dairy ingredients.
Not saying that sorbet is not a treat, just saying that it is not ice cream.

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