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cucurucho - coneAlready a staple in six South American countries and the United Kingdom, the Argentinean helado-maker Freddo openedvasito - cup its first store in the USA on 610 Lincoln Road, South Beach,  with 30 of their most popular flavors. The flavors, categorized under Dulce de Leche, Creams, Chocolate, Sorbets and Light run the gamut from the most decadent of desserts to guilt-free low calorie selections.

Flavors range from the Dulce de Leche options, featuring Dulce de Leche Temptation – an irresistible combination of dulce de leche with dulce de leche swirls; or Grand Dulce de Leche – made with whole almonds, pecans, golden raisins and caramel to  Soft Nougat – almond soft nougat semifreddo;  Zabaione – Italian light custard and six different varieties of chocolate helado including Dark Chocolate – 70% cocoa chocolate helado; White Chocolate – white chocolate helado; and Chocolate Freddo – chocolate semifreddo with roasted almonds and hazelnuts, to sorberts under 200 calories per serving – all served in a Freddo cup or cucurucho (waffle cone).

All Freddo’s helados are made in Argentina with fresh hormone-free milk, pure cane sugar, fruits and the natural and raw ingredients and shipped under strict protocols.. Freddo’s helados are 0 grams trans fat per serving (3.5 oz.), and devoid of artificial flavorings, colorants, preservatives or added vegetable fats.

The helado menu extends to desserts and to-go packs. Prices for cups and cones range from $4.75 to $7.50; Freddinos are $8; TriFreddos are $8.50; Smoothies are $7.50; and Sundaes are $7. To-go containers range from $7.50 to $24.

Freddo,  610 Lincoln Road.  Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight; and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m..   (305) 604-0065; www.freddo.com