Punschkrapferlschokolade von Gerstner
© Gerstner

Classic desserts – recovered

The patissiers of Xocolat Manufaktur developed truffles based on the model of the sweet classics: "Viennese apple strudel" has a beautifully fruity taste of apple with a hint of cinnamon; rum dominates the Punschkrapfen (punch cake) truffles, while the apricot dumpling truffles have a fine coating of crumbs and white chocolate and are filled with apricot cream.

In the beautiful Art Nouveau setting of Zum Schwarzen Kameel, traditional desserts including apple strudel and Sachertorte are served in special glass tumblers called chamelles. Former Purveyors to the Imperial and Royal Court Gerstner have coated the classics in chocolate: their Punschkrapferl-Schokolade is a composition of light sponge, a gentle touch of rum, and fruity apricot jam, all covered in pink chocolate. The Apfelstrudel-Schokolade has a crisp base made from milk chocolate ganache, wafers and sweet short pastry. A pinch of cinnamon, apple marzipan, raisins and a chocolate mantle complete the creation. The chocolates were launched in 2017 to celebrate Gerstner’s 170th anniversary.

Gefrorenes, an ice cream parlor in the 18th district, serves both apple strudel and Sachertorte ice cream on weekends. Their creamy Sissi Mandel variety, with sweetened, crunchy almond pieces, is also highly recommended. The Aida Café-Konditorei confectionery also offers ice cream varieties with the flavors of Sacher cake, apricot cake and apple strudel in summer. The doughnut ice cream in the ice-cream parlor Veganista is another icy adaptation of a sweet classic from the Viennese pastry kitchen.

Text: Susanne Kapeller

Xocolat Manufaktur

Servitengasse 5, 1090 Wien
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Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Bognergasse 5, 1010 Wien
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    • Restaurant daily, 12:00 - 14:30
    • Restaurant daily, 18:00 - 23:00
    • Bar daily, 08:00 - 00:00
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Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker Shop · Bar · Café-Restaurant

Kärntner Straße 51, Palais Todesco, 1010 Wien
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Gefrorenes - Ice cream like in the olden days

Währingerstraße 152, 1180 Wien
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Singerstraße 1, 1010 Wien
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  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 07:00 - 23:00
    • on holidays - Su, 08:00 - 23:00
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Veganista Ice Cream Neustiftgasse

Neustiftgasse 23, 1070 Wien
  • Opening times

    • March to December
    • Mo - Th, 12:00 - 23:00
    • Fr - Su, 11:00 - 23:00
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Veganista Ice Cream Alserbachstraße

Alserbachstraße 5, 1090 Wien
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Veganista Ice Cream Margaretenstrasse

Margaretenstraße 51, 1050 Wien
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Veganista Ice Cream Taborstraße

Taborstrasse 15, 1020 Wien
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Veganista Ice Cream Ungargasse

Ungargasse 55, 1030 Wien
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