Angelo Brocato: The Century-Old New Orleans Ice Cream Parlor With Sicilian Roots

Feb 13, 2024 746

Angelo Brocato is an ice cream shop in New Orleans, Louisiana that first opened over 100 years ago. The shop's namesake, Angelo Brocato, reportedly learned to make Italian-style flavored ice in the late 1800s when he began an apprenticeship at a Palermo ice cream shop at age 12.

While there, he also learned many other culinary techniques that the shop claims it still uses today, such as how to make biscotti and cannoli Siciliana. He eventually brought his knowledge to the U.S. when he opened his first ice cream parlor on the 500 block of New Orleans' Ursulines Street. 

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