If you’re in Brisbane, you know how hot the summer can get. And as the mercury rises, you need to keep your cool – so why not indulge your sweet tooth at the same time? There are loads of places around town to grab a delicious summer dessert, and here are a few of our favourites.
So, tell us: have you ever heard of a ‘doffle’? If you haven’t, you need to get down to Lick Ice Cream and give one a try. Half doughnut, half waffle, doffles are wholly amazing. Served hot and covered in cinnamon sugar, they will make all your dreams come true. And if it’s not summery enough for you, just smother it in ice cream. From condensed milk to redskins to popcorn & honey, Lick has a far-out flavour for everyone!
“Absolutely amazing desserts here. The Doffles are amazing doughtnut/waffles, served with icecream flavours such as condensed milk thy’re delicious!” – danmidge
If you want a seriously satisfying summer treat, Mr Fitz is where it’s at. Bursting with colour and fun, you can’t miss them – just look for the giant donut sticking out the roof. Their signature ice cream sandwiches are awesome, made with your choice of cookies, flavours and toppings. There are practically endless combinations to try, but if you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend giving their banana, brown sugar & bacon ice cream a go. You won’t regret it!
Get ready to jump for joy, because a big hit of real Italian ice cream is next on the menu. Gelateria Cremona uses traditional techniques, equipment and ingredients to perfectly capture the cool, velvety joy of this delectable European treat, and the flavours they come up with are wonderfully creative. For example, next time you’re there, try the Earl Grey tea gelato. It’s sweet and creamy, and reminds you just enough of a trip to Nanna’s!
“Gelatoria Cremona has been a favourite gelato place since I first discovered it a few years ago. Absolutely love the fruit gelato as they’re so fresh in flavour. A favourite was the pear, but the watermelon and rockmelon sorbet were all very refreshing too! One of the best in Brisbane for sure.” – Kristy W
We firmly believe you can never have too much gelato – particularly not when it’s this good. La Macelleria is the brainchild of two Italian gelato maestros (both named Matteo, if you can believe that), and the stuff they serve here is simply gorgeous. They do all the classic flavours and a few of their own creation (the Bacio Australiano, with white chocolate and caramelised macadamias, is amazing), and the range of fruit-topped sorbets are great for a healthier, more refreshing option.
“La Macelleria is authentic and reminds me of eating gelato in Italy. The staff are brilliant and have great recommendations regarding trying new flavours. My favourite is a waffle cone with the Bo and Bo in the bottom – runny melted chocolate to finish off your cone with. Bring wet wipes though – you are definitely going to get messy.” – Dayemm
That’s right – more gelato! Don’t act like you don’t love it. Nom Nom Natural Gelato specialises in fresh, wholesome ice cream free of all that artificial stuff, and it’s got loads of vegan and dairy-free options to ensure that nobody has to miss out. In fact, we’d highly suggest sampling the dairy-free gelato regardless of your dietary persuasions. Whether you’re after a fruity favourite, such as mango, banana split or tropicana, or something more chocolatey, Nom Nom’s got you covered.
“A small gelato shop that appears to make their own gelato using local dairy products (based on the signs so hope it’s true) Gelato was nice and very reasonably priced. Flavours won’t blow you away, but all the basics are there so you have some hard decisions to make.” – Sam78