Gelato Bus Stop is located in Pacific Beach and specializes in gelato, though they also serve sweet and savory crepes. We stopped by for the first time recently after dinner.

Upon entering, I noticed a wall of Nutella jars. I knew I was in a good place.

At the counter were about 18 gelato flavors offered. The person helping us was really nice and very generous with samples as we decided what we wanted.
There are 3 cup sizes offered: small, medium, and large. You can also get a cone. If you want more than a small treat, you can get a larger packed quantity to go. One of the things I really liked about this shop is that you can get up to three flavors for any cup size. Most places only allow two, and some only allow more than one flavor for a medium or large, but we were able to get three in the small size.

My brother chose passionfruit and columbus (mascarpone vanilla & chocolate)

A while ago, I saw a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies. I was very curious after looking at the recipe because I didn’t think a flourless peanut butter cookie recipe could be made with the ingredients stated.

I previously made three ingredient peanut butter cookies, but they needed flour. These cookies use a few more ingredients, but are really easy to put together. No mixer needed. Just a spoon, a bowl, and a cookie sheet. I actually liked these cookies even better than the previous peanut butter cookie recipe I tried.

What is Fluff Ice? Well there’s the description stated by the store. But I personally would describe it as Taiwanese snowflake shaved ice meets frozen yogurt shops.

I am obsessed with Taiwanese snowflake shaved ice. Unlike traditional shaved ice, snowflake ice is made with water and condensed milk frozen into ice blocks, which is then shaved through a special machine. The fine texture of the ice is creamy and soft, and more like ice cream than like ice. The frozen condensed milk ice melts a lot slower than just plain shaved ice so that you can enjoy it longer.

While I have yet to see snow shaved ice come to San Diego, it has gotten quite popular in LA and I’ve seen it popping up on various Taiwanese restaurant and tea shop menus. There are now quite a few locations in the Monterey Park area. Recently, I’ve also noticed a trend to bring the shaved ice into a fro-yo shop setting. So instead of just a few flavors of ice and traditional shaved ice toppings, you have a ton of different shaved ice flavors and traditional frozen yogurt toppings.