Hazelnut gelato at A Cone of Our Own

cone of our own hazelnut gelato

Yum.

Yeah, it seems like everybody has gelato now. It's the new ice cream. And hazelnut is the new chocolate. But the hazelnut gelato at A Cone of Our Own in downtown Albany isn't just any gelato -- it's a small revelation perched on the tip of a tiny plastic spoon.

The frozen treat hits your tongue -- cool, smooth and dense, but not heavy. Then you start registering the deceptively complex flavors (is that a hint of citrus!?!). Your eyes light up and the only thing you can think is, "OMG! This is gelato? It's great!"

We got our first taste of the gelato at Yono's (we hear it's quite the staff favorite there). They also supply Cafe Capriccio and Vin Santo (a custom black cherry zinfandel).

Cone of Our Own has its own store just off Broadway in the arcade building right across from the Hudson River Way. It's only open to walk-in business part of the year, though. But it's your lucky day because today (April 1) is opening day for the season!

The Bottom Line

The hazelnut gelato at Cone of Our Own is delicious. We can't wait to try more of the flavors.

Find It

Cone of Our Own
26 Maiden Lane
Albany, NY 12207

Monday - Friday 11a - 5p
Also open some Summer Saturdays

site: AConeOfOurOwn.com

phone: (518) 426-3016

Comments

I went there right after I took the GREs around the corner and they were so nice to me when I told them I just performed poorly on a test. They insisted I got whipped cream with my hot chocolate and gave me a plastic bag to carry my gelato in so the paper bag wouldn't desintegrate in the rain. I recommend the coffee.

Had the good fortune to stumble on this wonderful place on a drive home from Vermont last year. When in the area on business, the kids insist I pack a cooler and bring home as much of this fabulous gelato as I can. I agree with my kids. :)

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A restaurant for regular group meetings?

Anne emails: I am a member of a service group that meets 2 evenings a month, during the week. We are looking for a restaurant/food... (more)

New York State city and town populations 2016

The Capital Region has some of the state's fastest growing towns in terms of population percentage change. That's one of the bits from new population... (more)

Music Haven 2017 lineup

The lineup for this summer's Music Haven series in Schenectady's Central Park is out. One of the things that distinguishes Music Haven among the free... (more)

Fields Sculpture Park at Omi 2017

There are a bunch of places around the greater Capital Region that are worth a short weekend drive to check out -- because they're fun... (more)

Patient dies in ambulance crash, victim identified in Albany stabbing, candidates emerge for Spa City mayoral contest

Ambulance crash A patient is dead and two other people are injured after an Ambulance crashed into a tree on Wednesday evening in Duanesburg. [Spectrum]... (more)

Recent Comments

I've found that anecdotes from neighbors, friends, or internet "strangers" can only take you so far. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend you get out there and visit these schools during the school year, during the school day to get a feel for things. In the last few months, my wife and I have made a series of visits to our local elementary, middle + high-school. During those visits, we had the chance to talk to multiple teachers and see the kids "in action". It was very VERY telling in a lot of ways - both good and bad.

Drawing: American Music Festival + Peck's Arcade

...has 84 comments, most recently from Michael H

The plan to connect two major bike paths at the Albany waterfront

...has 19 comments, most recently from vwbugman

Experiences to share about Albany schools?

...has 36 comments, most recently from GS

The Capital Region is growing very slowly -- which is better than many other parts of the state

...has 5 comments, most recently from Mike

Albany police planning to start using body cameras this summer

...has 1 comment, most recently from BS