The temperature keeps rising here in Madrid and it’s just impossible to walk around without having a bottle of water in your hand or in your bag. I, who doesn’t drink that much water (I know it isn’t good, I’m currently changing that habit), am now constantly thirsty so basically I spend my money on either water or ice cream.
Speaking of ice cream, I went to an ice cream shop called Mistura. It has two stores: one in Plaza Mayor and one in Calle Augusto Figueroa (in the Chueca district). It’s a small ice cream bar, but they make their own ice cream with organic ingredients! Another plus is that they mix the ice cream on top of a stone-like surface with any topping you want.
Other than that, they also serve fresh and healthy fruit juices, coffee and tea, and other types of cakes. Their interior is another plus, being cute and friendly, dominated with wood texture and pastel colors.
The process goes like this:
- Pick a flavor. If you’re still unsure, ask them for a spoon to taste before deciding.
- Pick a size. They have three different sizes, which you can put either in a cup, a flower biscuit (I’m sorry, I don’t know what it is in English), or on a waffle (if I’m not wrong).
- Pick the topping(s). The amount of toppings depends on the size you choose.
- Watch the magic unfold before your eyes (this is the part where they mix your ice cream, which is strangely captivating for me).
- Voila! Ice cream ready to serve!