Rhodes is a popular summer destination for so many reasons, and after a long, sunny day at one of the island’s breathtaking beaches, there’s nothing better than a fresh scoop of gelato from Dream Cream.
From the moment you step into this chic gelateria, you will see you are in for a treat. Event stylist Lia Mylona’s passion for all things pretty is evident in every corner of the space, which has been so carefully thought out.
“Dream Cream is a family business but mostly it was a family dream. Ice cream has always been a bonding experience for us, having it as a treat on Sundays, going to gelaterias after a busy day to enjoy some good gelato together. But we didn’t have a proper gelateria in our neighbourhood and thought why don’t we open our own?” says Lia.
“We started brainstorming everything from the name, logo, flavours, interior and obviously the most boring part, logistics. We sat down and after hours and days and months of planning, Dream Cream emerged!”
“We wanted something different. Something so Pinterest-worthy that everybody would want to take a picture of. And we pretty much did it in no time! Everybody loves the pink aesthetic – even men!” adds Lia.
Beneath the colourful countertop, there are rotating specials that include Oreo, cheesecake, Bueno, lotus biscoff and a small selection of vegan options. Made fresh from a variety of natural ingredients, every flavour tastes exactly like it should; with a delightful range of gelato flavours that can be served in a cone or cup.
The pistachio is arguably one of the most popular flavours and that’s not surprising, given it’s made with pistachios from Aegina Island, known as the best in the world; another local fave is the chocolate pot ice cream dessert, which is layer upon layer of deliciousness.
And if you are looking to add more sweetness to your gelato, try the signature mini ice cream pancakes that feature the perfect balance between texture and smoothness; or the choux ice cream- soft pastry buns with a luxurious ice-cream filling!
The menu changes seasonally depending on availability, so there are plenty of reasons to keep going back, which will be even easier soon; due to the store’s popularity amongst both locals and international visitors, a second Dream Cream gelateria is opening shortly- right in the centre of Rhodes!
A: Triopa 2, Ixia, Rhodes