We had another Magnum-filled afternoon…I suddenly remembered how we often buy a box of Magnum or Cornetto in the summers especially when mom-in-law is around…My favorite was not magnum on a stick but rather vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce, covered in milk chocolate with peanuts and wheat crispies- Magnum Caramel and Nuts….haven’t had some for years now.
So we saw this box at Billa, a store near the kids’ school and bought it, son1 was very persuading. He said it’s spring so we can finally have ice cream as a form of celebration (lol). There were a variety to choose from but we chose these minis as they’d like to try pistachio. I was curious with gianduia (gianduja) so I went with it.
Turns out it was a good decision after all. Gianduia is a sweet chocolate containing about 30% hazelnut paste, invented in Turin. Turns out it is the same as Nutella, which was formerly called Pasta Gianduja!
Although Nutella tends to be too sweet, this magnum mini is just right, swirls of Nutella in vanilla ice cream coated with chocolate. I can’t say the same for pistachio though, its taste reminded me of pandan which doesn’t go well with chocolate. I guess a gelato for pistachio is always better.