Versini’s Italian Ice is the newest frozen dessert shop to open in Downtown Lake Mary. I discovered it one day when I was riding my bike down Country Club Road, and of course I had to give it a try! I was greeted by friendly staff and was given several samples of their Italian ice to try. For those of you who don’t know what Italian ice is, it is a sweetened frozen dessert made with fruit or other flavorings. It is similar in texture to a sorbet, and it is made by using the same process to create ice cream (minus the dairy and eggs). Versini’s combines their Italian ice with chocolate, swirl, or vanilla soft serve, and the result is a delicious summer treat, especially for the little ones!
Piña Colada Italian Ice
I ordered their Piña Colada Italian Ice, and the pineapple flavor mixed with the coconut cream was perfect; it was not overly sweet or artificial in taste. Because Versini’s uses natural ingredients in their ices, I could actually taste the texture of the pineapple in a few of my bites. This gave it more of an authentic flavor. I really liked that there was not an “iciness” or artificial taste to their Italian ice, which I have found to be common at other Italian ice vendors in Central Florida, such as Jeremiah’s Italian Ice.
I also tried their Strawberry Italian Ice with vanilla soft serve. The soft serve was very light in texture and much creamier than any soft serve that I have tried before. I am a strawberry fanatic, so of course I loved the flavor! I’d definitely recommend getting a mixture of the soft serve with Italian ice together though, it’s a nice combination to have the creaminess of soft serve with the fruity flavors of their Italian ices.
Versini’s Italian Ice also has sundaes and cream ice flavors that you can choose from, which are also delicious. A couple of the cream ice flavors that I recommend trying are Cannoli, Espresso Bean, and Strawberry Cheescake. Overall, Versini’s Italian Ice has a variety of flavors and choices on their menu for anyone to enjoy, and they are very reasonably priced.