Article Top five gelato spots in Australia
Gelato – icy cold yet so creamy and smooth. With such a large Italian population across Australia, it is no surprise that you can find delectable gelato in literally hundreds of locations across the country– however, some are definitely better than others. With a rainbow of colours and a myriad of traditional and modern flavours, this Italian ice cream is so worth a sample on your next camper adventure.
In no particular order, here are some of the hottest cold spots we reckon should be on your “Must Try” list this summer.
Hidden away in Enmore, this small gelato bar literally has taken the world by storm following its prestigious win at the Gelato World Tour in Rimini Italy with its signature Mandoria Affogato flavour. Made with caramelised almonds from Italy and Madagascan vanilla, this flavour is the all-time favourite among many on offer in this family-run gelateria.
Award-winning doesn’t quite cover it for Dooley’s Ice Cream Bar. Found on one of Victoria’s most scenic tourism routes, the Great Ocean Road, this ice cream bar will have you greeted by its bevy of awards lining its shelves. Dubbed as “Victoria’s best gelato”, this small unassuming shop front will surprise you with its flavours and special recipes. One of its most recent wins was for its Lemon Curd ice cream, while fans love the bubblegum gelato, and the sundaes are even better. Mark this one on your maps!
With beautiful blends of essential oils and local produce, Evercream is renowned for its popular range of gelato and sorbets. Options galore are offered at their “scooping outlets” across Adelaide, including delicious options for those dairy-free, vegan and gluten free. With more than 30 flavours always on offer, including Persian pistachio, dairy-free Durian sorbet, Bailey’s scorched almond, blood orange and akbar mashti, no one will leave disappointed.
Lygon Street – home to some of Victoria’s finest eating and drinking establishments. One of the favourites has to be Gelobar – a gelato bar that is also home to a restaurant, cocktail bar and daytime café. As with many gelato bars, this family-run business has a delectable combination of traditional flavours mixed with new favourites and interesting twists on classic tastes. Opened in 1990, Gelobar’s recipe for success is still going strong.
If unusual flavours tickle your intrigue then this gelato bar is one to visit. Renowned for having a bit of fun alongside its traditional and luscious flavours, Il Gelato definitely peaked punters’ interest by offering up a fish ‘n chip gelato on Australia Day – a classic Aussie meal made into gelato! Offering beautifully-made desserts is also on the menu here, with torta’s, Christmas cakes and more available throughout the year. With awards under its belt, and a reputation for stunning gelato, this is the place to get something to break the heat of Western Australia.