Thanks to gourmet realtor Dee Vogel — a woman tireless in her quest for a better mouthfull — Ifreshmint.jpg discovered a wicked new way to give my mouth a treat. And thanks to those merciless Ciao Bella gelatistas, I now know about Fresh Mint. Forget about that goopey, green, fake mint-flavored stuff that always tastes like junior high. This is tight-textured vanilla gelato, laced with slabs of dark chocolate and the top-note of fresh mint. It tastes like the middle of summer, only colder.

Dee told me I had to try it. I always do what Dee says, so I ran out to Shoppers and got some. What can I say? She was right. The most fun you can have for under five bucks.