Hans & Rene Ice Cream Shop
Get one of the best selections of gelatos in Lagos at Hans and Rene Ice Cream Shop, the gelato specialists! What can be simpler or more delicious than having a bottle of homemade chocolate sauce or a jar of salty caramel sauce to drizzle over your favorite ice cream?
Hans & Rene will indulge your senses with classic flavors like Salted Caramel, Pistachio and Coconut, creamy Dulce De Leche and Tiramisu along with the famous Agbalumo and Zobo sorbets that are always popular choices. There are so many flavors to choose from that you'll have a hard time not buying them all. Don't leave without trying their selection of cakes, donuts, puff-puffs and other desserts.
Puff-Puff, an African must-try snack
Puff-puff as it is called in Sierra Leone, Anglophone (English) Cameroon and Nigeria, is a traditional snack that takes different shapes and names throughout Africa. For instance, it is called bofrot in Ghana, mikate in Congo, Beinye in Francophone (French) Cameroonian cuisine, or kala in Liberia. The prominence of this delicacy stretches even to the Eastern and Southern parts of the continent, where it is mostly known as mandazi. The highly addictive puff-puffs are made of dough containing flour, yeast, sugar, butter, salt, water, and eggs (which are optional), and then deep fried in vegetable oil to an irresistible golden-brown color. After frying, puff-puffs can be rolled in sugar or in spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla, or nutmeg. Sometimes, puff-puffs served with a fruit dip such as strawberry or raspberry. However, they are best enjoyed on their own or with coffee and obviously ice cream.
Where to find the shop
Hans & Rene Ice Cream Shops make the world a happier place in four locations in Lagos: Palms Shopping Center, Ikeja City Mall, Filmhouse iMAX, and Radisson Blu on Victoria Island.
If you find yourself at the Victoria Island shop, do explore the area after indulging your sweet tooth. Victoria island is a great place to relax as well as an ideal neighborhood enjoy the day with the family. The island prides itself in having a vibrant nightlife and restaurants with more options on their menu than you can eat in a week, as well as nice beaches and the famous Eko Atlantic City; a planned city of Lagos State constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. The Island has continued to rapidly develop and along with Ikoyi, is a favorite spot for Nigerians and foreigners to live, love and eat.