Friday, December 29, 2017

🍦Elisa's Ultimate Ice Cream Guide 2017 🍨


This year has definitely been a year of #globetrottingforfood, in particular gelato and soft serves. I decided to do a compilation from all the cities I travelled to, and of course around Sydney, of all the ice creams I've consumed. Ice creams are 'stand alone' ice creams, so not included in desserts with the exception of some ice creams/soft serves (or else this post would be at least twice as long since dessert are lyf). Doesn't include samples of ice creams from food expos, freebies e.g. Ben and Jerry's free cone day, supermarket ice creams etc.

I have spent 10% of the year eating ice creams outside of home (around 40 ice creams). We also have 4 fridges at home as well which contains a good amount of ice creams, but it's just a nice special treat to have (over priced) ice creams outside your home, and the quality is usually better as well. There's just something about the height, colours and flavours a soft serve can contain which make them fun to eat and look at. 

Normally I include prices in my food posts, so I'll do my best to find them in my notes since I jot down how much things cost. Prices are in Aus $ or equivalent unless otherwise stated. Flavour of things I would have forgotten unless it's recent or I have blogged about them in previous posts. Detailed reviews of some ice creams are linked to previous blog posts or my food instagram. Also names of places I'll try to include. Photos are taken with my iPhone 7 (and 8 for photos after September). The photos are sorted chronologically and here they are-enjoy! 💜

Iceland
Rhubarb caramel and blueberry ice cream straight from the cow farm-600 krona (~$7.50)

Paris
Berthillon 
3 scoops: ice cream+sorbet-6 euros

Paris
Amorino flower gelato (multiple flavours) + macarons-6.50 euros 

London
Amorino flower gelato-3.50 pounds

Bath
One of the famous ice cream shops in the city, pretty good value for money-2.95 pounds 

Sydney
Rivareno Gelato: pistachio and mango heera-$7

Sydney
Gelato Messina: (forgot the flavours but they were that week's special), 0.5L tub-$12.80

Bathurst Maccas gave relatively 'big' soft serves (around 3.5-4 swirls) for 50c I think. Ate the ice cream in the dark in a car park so no photos...

Hobart
Salamanca Markets: blueberry and cinnamon, spiced apple and blackberry

Sydney
Ume Burger: Hokkaido milk soft serve 
Hojicha-$4

Tokyo
Melon Pan: peach soft serve-300yen from memory (why is my ice cream blocking the price sign?)

Tokyo
Suzukien Asakusa: most bitter matcha in the world (level 8), and genmaicha

Tokyo
A stall on Sugamo Jizodori Shopping Street: taro soft serve

Tokyo
A stall on Sugamo Jizodori Shopping Street: black sesame and white sesame ice cream, sprinkled with freshly grounded white sesame powder

Tokyo
Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan, Omotesando summer special
The iconic watermelon soft serve served in a watermelon. First invented by Domiqnue Ansel before it took to social media and other stores have since copied this idea (although this wasn't trade marked like his Cronuts so people were allowed to copy it)-around $13

Tokyo
Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan, Omotesando summer special
Crème de la CornCorn soft serve served on a cob of corn-around $13


 
Tokyo
Daily Chico: 8 tier ice cream-390yen

Tokyo
Silkream, one of my favourite ice creams ever-515yen

Hong Kong 
Icremeria: lavender soft serve with gold foil-$108HK (~$18)

 


The most expensive ice cream I've ever had in my life, so this deserves a few more photos

Hong Kong
Tsujiri
Matcha soft serve-$42HK

Taiwan
Modern Toilet Restaurant

Taiwan
Tamsui Old Street: strawberry and grape or taro 30cm soft serve-35NT (~$1.50)
Sad to say, disgusting ice creams do exist. Worst tasting ice cream I've ever had

Taiwan
Maokong tea house: cat soft serve with oolong and green tea-~100NT

Taiwan
Brick Ice, Ximen: dragonfruit and strawberry ice block-80NT

Sydney
Rivareno: ricotta e fichi (ricotta + caramelised figs)-$5

 
Sydney
LuMi Bar and Dining-review
Apple sorbet served in an apple. Tasted as real, if not better than an actual Granny Smith apple

Sydney
Black Star Pastry at Smooth Chocolate Festival

Sydney
Honey Creme-review
Vanilla soft serve with honey comb-$6.90
Comb with honey-$6.50

Sydney
Aqua S
Avocado and Yuzu soft serve-$4.50 each

Sydney
Elderflower + blueberry, honey + lavender w/ wafer flower-$4.50 each +$1.50 (flowers)

Melbourne
Kyo Tea House-level 8 matcha intensity ice cream (not as strong as Tokyo)

Sydney
Night Noodle Markets 2017-review
Gelato Messina: Kamikaze Katsu Sandwich-$12

 
Sydney
Night Noodle Markets 2017-review
Gelato Messina: O-no-giri-$10

Sydney
Night Noodle Markets 2017-review
One Tea Lounge: Ube (taro) and matcha soft serve-$8
The soft serve which won me a $50 food voucher

Sydney
Good Times Artisan Ice Cream-review
Ziggy star dustpeach iced tea, almond strawberry praline, meringue, choc white star-$10

Sydney
AvoconettoAvocado ice cream, shaved dark chocolate, sweet pumpkin shortbread cream, praline, drizzled with salted caramel in a waffle cone-$6

Sydney 
Bay Vista (Parra)-review
Penny & Ruby: pear and rhubarb crumble ice cream, frozen yoghurt scoop and mango sorbet, fresh strawberries, mango, white chocolate crisp pearls, real ice cream 'soft serve, whipped cream, white chocolate sauce and crumble topping-$25.90 

Sydney
Gelato Messina: coconut and lychee, grapefruit sorbet + special (tiramisu, hazelnut, chocolate), 0.5L tub-$12.80

Sydney
Ben and Jerry's: Frozen Flakes

Sydney
Macaron ice cream sandwich: taro ice cream with fruit loops and pretzel-$10.90

 

Here's to even more ice cream in 2018! 😋🍨

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