The round-up: icy summer treats
The days are hot and the sun is scorching, but a enjoying a frosty treat is an easy way to ensure you stay cool over the summer months. Brisbane has a bunch of heat-beating options you can try in the name of keeping cool.
Nothing says summer is here better than enjoying an ice block or ice cream, but we’ve moved far beyond the simpler days Paddle Pops and Bubble-O-Bills (although we love them still). Today, ice blocks come in a larger variety of flavours and styles, with sweet treat seekers raving about the specialty coffee popsicles at Queen of Pops, the fruity paletas at Skull It in Winn Lane, the organic concoctions of Flying Fox Ice Blox or the all-natural flavours of Crafty Pops. If you can’t ignore a delicious chocolate covered popsicle, Cowch’s naked pops are the way to go this summer.
As a new addition to the sweet treat scene, Mr Fitz’s Finest Ice Cream is an ice cream parlour that will endure a baptism by fire once people hear about its brand of ice cream sandwiches. The mad scientists at dessert destination Chester Street Bakery and Bar make some insane choc-tops, piled high with all sorts of goodness. Pat and Stick’s Homemade also serve up their own ice cream treats, available at Sourced Grocer and Hawthorne Garage. For those seeking a healthy and super chilled option, Yoflo at Gasworks combines frozen yoghurt with healthy mix-ins and Pineapple Express in Hamilton and Fortitude Valley serves up the ever-popular CocoWhip. La Macelleria in Teneriffe scoops up some of the best Italian gelati in town and has just unveiled its own gelati cart, bringing the sweetness to other corners of Brisbane. If you want to try something truly unique, Passion Tree on Elizabeth Street in the city serves bingsoo, which is shaved ice served with a range of toppings.
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