Newest Ice Cream Champ!

Our new favourite flavour, which also just happens to be one of the most addictive ice creams ever, has just taken the Champion Ice Cream Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. Salty Pistachio Praline was awarded 99.5 points. It works well with everything from persian orange pudding or lemon syrup cake to beer, and back to the more traditional ice cream accompaniments like waffle cones, chocolate cake, and spooning it fresh from the tub. And clearly the experts agree…

It’s rather like salted caramel taken to the next level with freshly roasted pistachios and our own home-made pistachio praline. OMG Yes!

Queensland Wins!

Following up from our trophy haul at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show, we have appointed a new distributor. Say “Hi” to Nick and Martin and the team from Tomewin Farm. If you’re a good food retailer (or you know one who would like to stock our product) or you have a restaurant, catering or other food service business in Qld, you can contact them on 07 5519 4438 or sales@tomewinfarm.com

Grand Champion: Grand Jaffa

Our Grand Jaffa, an indulgently rich Belgian dark chocolate ice cream laced with Grand Marnier has taken out not 1, not 2 but THREE Champion Trophies at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show, in their annual ice cream & sorbet competition. Champion Flavoured Ice Cream (or Gelato), Champion Ice Cream (or Gelato), and Grand Champion Ice Cream Gelato or Sorbet trophies all went to this totally luscious flavour.

But wait! There’s more! Our Mango Sorbet also took out the Champion Sorbet trophy. Maybe that’s because we only use gorgeous Qld Kensington Pride mangoes…

We were also awarded 6 gold medals (including one for our brand new sorbet: Spiced Plum) and 19 silver or bronze medals. Totally delicious results!

Sweets for your sweetheart?

Be the King or Queen of Hearts on Valentine’s Day with our seductive ice cream hearts coated in Belgian chocolate ganache. The Queen (pictured): Boysenberry & Raspberry in Belgian white chocolate¬† finished with strawberry coulis or The King: Dark chocolate & Espresso ice creams coated in almond studded Belgian dark chocolate ganache, finished with our own uber-luscious salted caramel sauce.

Availabile exclusviely at David Jones city & Bondi stores from our Miss Dipity carts, and at our factory shop in Marrickville. You are sure to melt hearts with these…

Christmas Times

Hey folks, wondering when you can come and wish us the best of the silly season? Or pick up some special goodies from our factory store? We are open Monday to Friday 9-5, and Saturday 10-2. We CLOSE at 3pm on Christmas Eve, and re-open on Monday 30 December. Then we’re closed again for New Year’s Day. After that, it’s business as usual my friends. We wish you all a very delicious and serendipitous Merry Christmas…

Cider Spider

We recently discovered Rebello’s Cheeky Rascal ciders – yes, maybe we’re a little late on the uptake but better late than never. Given that we do like a tipple in the late afternoon, and also a scoop of something, what better excuse is there than to combine them to create World’s Greatest CIDER SPIDER!!!

The two best flavours for scooping into your favourite cider are Vanilla Bean ice cream and Lemon sorbet – not necessarily in the same glass. We especially enjoyed Lemon sorbet with Cheeky Rascal Strawberry & Pear cider, and our Vanilla Bean worked beautifully with the Passionfruit & Pink Lady cider. We also tried Belgian White Chocolate ice cream in their Strawberry cider – yuuummmm!

We like Rebello’s ciders becuase they’ve got fab fruit flavour without the sugary sweetness of some of the major commercial ciders. They’re 100% natural, made from fresh fruit with big flavour. So they’re rather like us…

And no arachnophobia in sight ;) Check them out at www.rebellowines.com.au

The QLD Scoop

Yes Northerners – that’s you! The Scoop is coming to a store near you in August – and this month it’ll be a double scoop! So if you’re near the Gold Coast, Rockhampton City or Townsville sign up today for your free ice cream (more or less monthly). What’s the catch? You only have to tell us what you thought of our latest Scoop flavour, in a very short survey.¬† Go on… you’ll be contributing to the future of great ice cream and having a great time too.

Not Quite Easter

Not quite Easter, and not quite an egg either! This little masterpiece was created by our very clever production manager Jason. The egg is ice cream, the bacon is actually white chocolate (!!!) and the sauce is strawberry coulis.

The egg reminds me it’s almost Easter, which means we’re no longer opening our little factory shop on Saturdays. But don’t cry – we’re still here for you throughout the week, and we’re at Addison Road markets on Sundays where you can buy a cone to lick now or a tub to take home.

Happy Egg Season folks!

We’ve done it again!

Champion Ice Cream – our Salted Caramel Swirl took out the Champion Ice Cream trophy at the recently judged Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy comp. Yay!

And… we also won the trophy for the Most successful Ice Cream Exhibitor… for the 7th year running! Double Yay!

In all, our ice creams won 2 gold medals and 18 silver medals. Full results are listed here.

And by the way, our Salted Caramel Swirl ice cream makes the most awesome affogato. Try it at Campos in Newtown or at Don Campos in Alexandria – or at home with your favourite coffee.

Coolest Campari

Missed my cocktail last week? So did I (sad face), but I think this one makes up for the long time between drinks. It is most definitely the coolest Campari & Blood Orange ever!

  • 80mL Blood Orange sorbet
  • 15mL Campari
  • 15mL favourite vodka
  • 15mL lemon juice
  • 15mL extra dry vermouth

Muddle mash the Blood Orange sorbet with the lemon juice, then add the Campari vodka and vermouth and stir. Pour into an old fashioned glass and garnish with 2 or 3 strips of zested orange. Now just pretend you are sitting outdoors at a bar on il Campo in Sienna, and sip. Perfetto!