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Simmo’s Truck on Rottnest Island
So the company isn’t new per se, but the concept? Pure novelty. Summer trips to Rottnest just
got sweeter with this roving van of icy treats, featuring Simmo’s classics like salted caramel and
whiskey prune. But news of the Dunsborough-born company hasn’t just travelled to the other
port of the ferry; last year, USA Today dubbed the ice-creamery, which uses an old-fashioned
Irish recipe, as one of the best in the world – did someone just say crème de le crème?
GELATO VS. ICE-CREAM
Nope, gelato isn’t just a wanky synonym for ice-cream.
“Though the main ingredients are the same – milk,
cream and sugar – the difference between gelato and
ice-cream is the fat content,” says Simone of Whisk
Creamery. “By Australian law, ice-cream must contain
at least 10 per cent fat, and most of the time it’s much
higher. On the other hand, our gelato contains only
around 6 per cent fat.” By the way, their sorbet is even
healthier, without even a skerrick of fat.
We have been in love with these Mexican-inspired
icy poles since we first tried them a few summers
past, and the love continues to burn bright. How
could it die, after all, when they continue to supplement
their classics like coconut, or Hendrick’s and cucumber,
with one-off new flavours like blue cheese and fig?
(No, really – it’s delicious.)
Miss Tartufo Gelati
If you think this retro van – with colourful lanterns and
pictures of pin-up girls – is cute, wait till you see the
ice-cream. The local Azzura Gelati comes in flavours
like orange marmalade, blossom nougat, and chocolate
These artisan ice pops are seriously awesome, with
surprising flavours served from an adorable vintage cart.
Our hands-down favourite is the Salted Malted Caramel,
made using the wort from local breweries like The
Monk, Colonial Brewing and Bootleg Brewery. Other
top contenders are basil and elderflower, and strawberry
margarita. PS They also have a stand in Northbridge.
A new Tiffany-blue truck is roving the streets of Perth
doling out frozen yoghurt in flavours like coconut,
Nutella and dulce de leche. Stay tuned for its pop-up
store, opening in North Fremantle this summer.
Fro-yo goes with California
like hotdogs go with New
York and cappuccinos
with Freo, so it’s no
surprise this Cali chain
nails the fro-yo game with
super-fun flavours and
a selection of toppings
that’s more extensive
than a candy store. We’ve
been stocking up on
favourites like strawberry
cheesecake, green apple,
and peanut butter on our
lunch breaks. Shop 9,
1 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
Icy vendors we heart
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