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Every day it seems like a new ice-cream
parlour opens in Perth, each more tantalising
than the last. As our civic duty to you, dear
reader, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to
try each one – tough gig, we know. Whether
it’s velvety traditional Italian gelato or
mango ice-cream so concentrated it tastes
just like biting into the fruit, we give you
the scoop (sorry) on the best in the state.
words Anna Christensen
No one could accuse the couple behind Chicho
of being unimaginative. Schooled in the art of
traditional gelato making at a Bologna university; hipster
ingenuity via Portland and New York food vans; and explosive
Latin flavours by way of South American travels, Chez and
Carly De Bartolo know a thing or two about making exotic
gelato. A few of our favourites include rockmelon and
prosciutto, peanut butter and jelly, and lemon and basil.
Taste test Their chocolate gelato was smoother than
Don Draper, and the salted caramel sauce and crunchy
peanuts drizzled on top were insanely delicious. Plus, we’ve
got to give them bonus points for combining three of our
all-time fave flavours in one. Afterwards, I tried the lemon
and basil sorbet, which turned out to be the perfect palate
cleanser – tangy and tart with just a subtle hint of the herb
for extra freshness.
Where Twilight Hawkers Market, Maylands Hawker
Markets, Perth Upmarket
Two young Italian lads would be making their
nonnas proud with this old-fashioned gelataria,
which serves gelato hand-crafted fresh from WA milk and
cream. Don’t be fooled by the soft-serve machines: this
is made the authentic way, with traditional flavours and
toppings to match. If you’re after gimmicky frills like Gummi
Bears or Froot Loops, go elsewhere.
Taste test I tried the panna cotta strewn with coconut flakes
and strawberries – it was super creamy with a subtle hint of
tartness, and a hell of a lot tastier than most actual panna
cottas I’ve had lately. Meanwhile, my friend was in raptures
over her scoop of coffee: she claimed tasted just as it does in
Italy (and with a Florentine husband, she’d know).
Where 151 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
NEW ICE-CREAM PLACES
HERE AND INSET Chicho Gelato.
RIGHT Whisk Creamery.
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