Three new ice cream spots have opened, or will soon, to satisfy your cold-treat cravings.
New in the West Seventh area, the family-owned Chills 360 introduces Fort Worth to the rolled — or Thai-style — ice cream trend. Ice cream mix is poured over an icy cold disc until it freezes, then it gets rolled into cool-looking pinwheels that are then laced with various toppings such as Nutter Butter cookies and red velvet cake. Ice cream comes in cups, cones and — you’re going to need a few napkins for this — taco shells. There’s a bit of showmanship involved, as workers create cute designs with toppings and drizzles. There are also locations in Deep Ellum and Rockwall, with more to come. 1005 Foch St., Fort Worth. 800-771-1617, www.chills360.com.
Opening Dec. 18 at The Shops at Clearfork, Amorino is a gourmet gelato shop with a health-conscious vibe, offering two dozen flavors of gluten-free gelato and fat-free sorbet, all made with 100 percent natural ingredients. The company was founded in France in 2002 and is now more than 150 locations strong. Only 10 locations are in the U.S. and the only other store in Texas exists in Houston. Sorbet and gelato flavors include both typical and unusual, such as salted caramel, passion fruit and Sicilian citrus. Customers can have orders topped with custom-made gelato flowers, made petal by petal in as many flavors as desired. The shop will also serve coffee, waffles, crepes, pastries and nearly a dozen flavors of hot chocolate. 5274 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth. www.amorino.com.
Lumi Snow Company
A second location of north Fort Worth’s seriously popular Lumi Snow Company will open this month in North Richland Hills. In addition to the pillowy and extravagantly-flavored shaved snow the mom-and-pop spot is known for, the new location will serve a bonus goodie: edible cookie dough. 8245 Precinct Line Road, North Richland Hills. www.lumisnow.com.