Main Street’s gelato cup runneth over.
The Cold Fusion brand is well known to Westporters — and has a distinct local “flavor.”
Gelato and sorbet — made by hand, with all-natural, locally sourced ingredients — is sold at many cool places on the East Coast (including Mystic Market and Rizzuto’s). There’s also a retail store in Newport, Rhode Island.
Cold Fusion is owned by Westporters Eric and Kelly Emmert. They searched for a long time for a local shop. They found the perfect location in the old Papyrus store (next to Chase Bank).
There’s an outdoor patio too. History lovers note: The original Ice Cream Parlor was located a few doors away.
The Emmerts offer 32 artisan gelato choices, both traditional (hazelnut, pistachio, stracciatella) and new (amaretto almond crunch, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate brownie). There are no food colorings, powders or preservatives.
Sorbets are dairy-free, vegan and made with fresh whole fruits. Everything is kosher-certified.
Besides gelato and sorbet, Cold Fusion carries locally sourced chocolates, and espresso, cappuccino and coffee from local roasters. Hand-packed and packaged pints are available to go.
Cold Fusion is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.