ICE CREAM!!! :D
Summer has well and truly kicked in. And unlike many of you, I am not a big fan of the heat. Since my high school days, I've always been that girl who shies away from the sun as much as I can.
And I still do that. The Boyfriend finds it amusing how much I dislike the sun. The sun and I can never be best friends.
The only thing I appreciate about summer is the daylight savings, and of course using the heat as an excuse to indulge in ice cream! Although I have ice cream in winter also anyways! :P
Whilst I am flying thousand of miles above in the sky, on my way home to Malaysia, below are a number of places around Melbourne where you can find good, decent ice cream (not in any specific order) to battle this crazy heat:
The Boyfriend and I can be quite crazy sometimes. This was us at Movenpick Doncaster with 8 scoops of ice cream (2 scoops not pictured) and 2 pieces of waffle. I know right.
We started off doing really really well, with every scoop tasting so good. But the more we ate, the sicker we felt. And yes, if you were wondering, we finished everything, which explains my fat waistline. :|
Movenpick is also available in the CBD at QV, or in Melbourne Central where the food court is.
#2 - Jock's
I seldom venture out to Albert Park, and had to get The Boyfriend to drive me all the way out there just to try this and satisfy my cravings. Very spoilt girl, I know. :P
Some of you long term readers might know how much I love Freddo's gelato. My friends often find me saying that, "If you have never been to Freddo, then you've never been to Melbourne. Best GELATO!!!"
Although there are many new gelato places, if or when I am craving for durian gelato, I'd go back to either Freddo's (nearer to me) or Jauja's (when I don't mind walking that extra block). But in all honesty, I don't mind either - both are good!
Ice cream is love! Nuff' said. ;)Gelato Messina is a well known gelateria brand that hails from Sydney. They recently opened up a store in Fitzroy (I swear Fitzroy is becoming a food haven), and it is getting mad popular.
#4 - Gelato Messina
Many has dubbed Gelato Messina as their absolute favourite. They've even been voted best gelato in Australia by Australian Good Food Guide. But whilst I like Messina and I agree they were great, but they're not my favourite, nor are they The Boyfriend's. We could not find a 'WOW' factor.
#5 - N2 Extreme Gelato
And as I always do, leaving the best for the last. I bet this place looks familiar to you? The much talked about N2 Extreme Gelato has taken Melbourne by storm when they opened up in yeap, Fitzroy last year.
Although they create different flavours, but each one of them are equally as creamy and smooth. Texture is always consistent.
Of course, if you have a wacky idea you'd love to see it up on their menu board, submit your idea here. I've seen bacon (!!!), red bull and other funky ingredients before; see if you can beat those! ;)
They also have an area down the back of the store where you can sit and chill with your friends. Again, as N2 is also very popular, it all comes down to your luck. ;)
Happy summer y'all! Also super glad to hear that the weather is going back down over the weekend. Those who suffers from ezcema that flares up with the heat like myself, I can hear you cheering! :)