What’s so special about ice cream, you say? Okay, well, it’s not so much the ice cream as it is the wacky flavours sweeping the nation.
Ice cream has branched out to weird and wonderful new flavours prevalent in the ice cream parlours of today. Forget vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry - now you can find potato and gravy, sea salt, wasabi, and even tofu-flavoured ice creams in your ever-growing selections.
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If you’re in Sydney, why not check out these places for their wacky concoctions:
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N2 Extreme Gelato From its cosy Dixon Street lab, N2 Extreme Gelato really takes it to extremes. The team sports funky lab coats as they cook up your devilish indulgences with liquid nitrogen. You’ll find some more traditional flavours with a twist, like Ferrero Rocher, but then you’ll spot the truly outlandish ones like Spiced Carrot Cake, or Potato and Gravy.
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Gelato Messina Messina has a long-standing reputation for excellence when it comes to desserts, so it should come as no surprise when they’re also spearheading the Gelato Fever movement. It boasts five new flavours, one for each day Monday to Friday, with the promise of fan favourites becoming a permanent fixture. Keep an eye out for their fancier flavours like Salted Caramel with white choc chip & Peanut Butter, or Pear and Rhubarb & Chocolate Fondant.
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Gelatomassi While its ice cream flavours tend towards the more traditional, with notable exceptions like Zabaglione and Cassata bringing a taste of Italy back into this frozen treat, Gelatomassi also has an impressive range of sorbets. You can find a Pear and Ginger sorbet, alongside Fig, and Blood Orange as well.
What are your favourite gelato flavours? If you’ve come across any rare (or fancy!) flavours in your time, feel free to share!