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Summer is on the horizon, which means long, hot days wearing minimal clothing and escaping to the ocean at every opportunity. The newly sweltering weather also calls for an abundance of gelato eating, which we cannot help but be ecstatic about. While some people have slacked off their ice-cream eating over winter, over here at The Urban List, we’ve kept up with consumption in order to narrow down the contenders of this very important summer list of Brisbane's best gelato.
If you’ve been to Gelateria Cremona, you surely saw this one coming. There’s nothing better than a food joint that isn’t afraid to take a leap of faith in the name of creativity. With over 200 ever-changing flavours, you can expect hot cross bun gelato at Easter and Christmas pudding flavour at Christmas time, all of the finest quality, and served with the friendliest of smiles.
Milany Caffe e Gelato
This Hamilton favourite, Milany Caffe e Gelato, has an overflowing number of awards to its name, and in one lick, you will see why. With 30 flavours, and banana splits and sundaes on the menu there’s no shortage of options that will keep you heading back all summer long.
The usually bustling hole-in-the-wall Valley joint ShliX prides itself on it’s very minimal-fat method of gelato making. With Red Bull flavour as an offering for the Valley night-trawler, regular citizens can also grab the exceptional butterscotch, coconut and chai options or a fancy ice-cream cake.
Nom Nom Natural Gelato
Dairy-free and gluten-free gelato and sorbets at Nom Nom Natural Gelato are here to help ice-cream lovers with unfortunate intolerances. Maleny milk is used in the dairy gelati and a soy-milk alternative is reportedly on its way!
When you can’t pronounce the name, you know the gelato shop is legit Italian, and likely extremely delicious. La Macelleria's gelato filled brioches need to be tasted to be believed, and you can even learn to make your own gelato on Monday nights.
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