[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Here's a stunner for the warm spring weather. Il Laboratorio del Gelato is churning out batches of decidedly lush and fragrant rose gelato ($4.25/small). It pairs exceptionally well with milk chocolate (the rose notes give the heavier chocolate a floral lift), and also with a scoop of strawberry—complimentary flavors that could not possibly be prettier in appearance. It's not excessively floral in flavor, present enough to appreciate but still delicate with a light, barely sweet finish. Whatever you do, don't forget a side of whipped cream.

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

188 ludlow street, New York, NY 10002 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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