March 26, 2009

The Ice Cream Trilogy: Gelatissimo

Surfers Paradise, shop 2, 15 Cavill Ave

Gelatissimo Gold Coast

Ice cream trapped inside a glass box, I hope someone lets it out soon.

While on the Gold Coast I got to eat loads of Ice cream, which can never be a bad thing....right?. Considering it was fairly warm and I was walking around alot, I thought it only fair to increase my ice cream intake, and thankfully I was spoilt for choice. It seemed like every corner on every street was occupied by an ice cream place, a bit like MacDonalds....but without the burgers and scary clown. 

We had walked past Gelatissimo a couple of times, and the crowds assembled in front of the ice cream freezer meant that I had to have my first ice cream here. I went for a combination of pistachio (one of the best ice cream flavours ever invented) and chocolate.

Pistacchio and Chocolate Ice cream

I wanted to eat it so badly, that I rushed the shot and only took a very blurry photo

The ice cream here was scary good. There were whole pistachio's, which were nicely toasted and crunchy, the amount of times that I've had soggy dodgy nuts in ice cream is enough to turn anyone off the icy creamy dessert. The chocolate flavour was rich without being bitter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't often choose chocolate because it can so easily be stuffed up. I'm glad to say that after a quick check of the Gelatissimo website I've discovered that there is a store right here in Melbourne! Yay! Lygon Street needed just ONE more ice cream it's complete. So now I can have crunchy pistachio ice cream any time of the year, all I need to do is keep my physical activity levels up.....what are the chances of that?  


Karen said...

Oh my gosh I love Gelatissimo! Especially their American Chocolate gelato which tastes like a mix between Snickers and Twix. Even better if you have it in a milkshake with chocolate gelato. I could do with one now :)

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

I hope icecream trilogy means we'll be getting more. Icecream is always more tempting when you're on holiday at the beach. The pistachio one sounds good.

DiscoveryMe said...

Was waiting for you to post something about your trip!

Ooh, that looks soooo good! I lovvvvve icecream! I will have to make the trip to Carlton and try this place out.... then go back again to try some more flavours... and then back again! :)

Maria@TheGourmetChallenge said...

Hi Karen - Gelatissimo is now my favorite ice cream place, it was really hard to knock trampoline off the top spot but gelatissimo managed to do it. The American Chocolate gelato sounds interesting. I will have to get down to lkygon street before it gets too cold and it would be weird for me to be eating ice cream while freezing my nose off.

Hi Arwen - How did you guess....YES THERE IS MORE ICE CREAM TO COME!

Hi DiscoveryMe - I know I know, I've been pretty slow with posting anything about the GC, but I have so many posts to write that I've gotten a bit scared! I kinda wanted to update my blog layout first, but it looks like it will take a while. Stay tuned though, I promise the wait will be worth it!

Chicagolandia said...

Gelatissimo sounds divine, and pistachio - Yum!