Kalua Helados: Calle de Fuencarral, 131, Madrid

Kalua Helados: Calle de Fuencarral, 131, Madrid

It’s beautiful in Madrid and with this beautiful weather all I can dream of is paseando through the city and eating ice cream.

Ana enjoying Retiro on a beautiful spring-like winter day.
Ana enjoying Retiro on a beautiful spring-like winter day.

Although Spring officially arrives in just a few days, the weather has been Spring-like here for weeks, thank-you Spanish groundhog! No, there is no Spanish groundhog, but if there was, he definitely did his job correctly. With this beautiful weather I have spent most of my free time out and about in the city exploring and enjoying the beauty that is Madrid.

During my OTHER free time (hey, I’m an auxiliar), I have done a few weekend trips, Belgium was beautiful and I sure had my fair share of Belgian chocolate! Then I spent a weekend in Mallorca and lastly, for my first ever Spring semester in Europe, I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, I saw Zac Brown Band at the O2, went to the Guinness factory, wore a Vikings hat all weekend and even made it to the St. Patrick’s Day 5k on Sunday morning, impressed? I think it was my most successful weekend trip yet!

Now, lets get down to the nitty gritty of this article, I wanted to tell you all about one of my favorite places in Madrid. It’s an ice cream place, shocking, right? It’s at the top of Calle de Fuencarral, about a 30 minute walk from Sol straight up Fuencarral if you don’t stop to browse in the shops or you could take the metro and get off at Quevedo. It’s about a 5 minute walk from Quevedo. I highly recommend walking up Fuencarral, browsing the shops and rewarding yourself with ice cream. It’s really the only way to do it. Anyways, the staff are so friendly (maybe because I am their best customer) and the ice cream is amazing! My personal favorite flavors are cookies and brownies. I know, I really should branch out but I just can’t do it. Some of their other amazing flavors include Nutella and Red Velvet. Are you just a chocolate/vanilla person? Their chocolate and vanilla are both to die for, sometimes I’d almost just rather go with the traditional than the fancy stuff but I can’t keep away from that cookies ice cream!

Take a look my friends, yes, it's as good as it looks.
Take a look my friends, yes, it’s as good as it looks.

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The happiest guy on earth.
The happiest guy on earth.

 

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Did I mention they also have waffles, crepes and pancakes? When my sister arrived here from Chicago the first thing we did was go out to breakfast at Kalua! The waffles, crepes and pancakes are amazing, but really the ice cream is where it’s at, so if you are forced to choose between a crepe and an ice cream cone, definitely go for the ice cream!

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Anyways, I know sometimes the line gets really long, but patience is a virtue and this ice cream is definitely worth it, it will be especially amazing on a hot summer evening, I cannot wait! Thanks for reading my rant about ice cream, and if you stop by Kalua, you’re going to have to let me know which flavor you chose!

Kate