Aucklanders, it's time to get super-excited because The Urban List is teaming up with the legendary Giapo and is getting its own ice cream!
If you haven't yet had the pleasure of eating one of Giapo's creations yet, chances are you've been drooling when we've mentioned 'em in Auckland's best chocolate desserts, best ice creams, or even how to impress your out-of-town mates. And, no doubt you've had your Instagram feed filled with the epic goodness of his gelato.
A couple of weeks' back, we chatted to the man behind the brand (who just happens to be called Giapo). We heard about his favourite Auckland spots and what his days look like (he's surrounded by ice cream, how could they not be fantastic?!).
Giapo loves to create different flavours and looks, so, when it came to creating an ice cream for The Urban List, he knew he had to go all out. And—spoiler alert—it involves a doughnut.
"We came up with this creation as we we were looking for something very 'Urban' and it was the mashing up of two iconic street foods—ice cream and doughnuts—that made us click," Giapo explains.
Here's the deal:
The Urban List Ice Cream is a milk chocolate ice cream made with Samoan cocoa beans, chunks of peanut butter praline and toasted peanuts covered in dark chocolate. This beauty is then finished with caramalised white chocolate and the main attraction: a freshly fried doughnut covered in caramalised white chocolate and peanuts.
So, from tomorrow until Friday, make sure you head to Giapo's Gore St store and order The Urban List Ice Cream! Make sure you take to Instagram and tag @giapokitchen and @urbanlistakl so we like your pictures and share the love!
What: An Urban List-flavoured ice cream from Giapo
When: Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August
Where: Giapo, Gore St