At The Urban List, we have a tough time deciding whether we prefer gelato or ice cream, so we’ve decided to give them equal custody of our taste buds—it would be rude not to, right?
We’ve done the tough work for you and tasted a heck of a lot of the cold stuff around town.
Here are 10 of our favourite gelato and ice cream flavours in Perth.
Tim Tam, Caramel & Oreo | Stampede Gelato
Stampede change their menu all the time but if you happen to catch them when they've made a batch of Tim Tam, Caramel and Oreo gelato you are in for a real treat. Crushed up Tim Tams and Oreos swirled together with caramel in an oh-so-creamy gelato. This stuff is legit!
Running Bolt | Ibiza N2
We love to get nerdy with our food so when we heard Ibiza N2 were serving nitrogen gelato we HAD to try it. You'll be hard-pressed to find an ice cream more delicious than the Running Bolt—salted creme brulee gelato with caramel pearls and a crispy wafer stick. Yum!
Apple Pie | Gusto Gelato
Leederville & Perth
Gusto Gelato's apple pie flavour tastes exactly like apple pie in gelato form—because they have actually churned a whole apple pie into ice cream. It's smooth, creamy and once you try it you won't be getting anything else ever again!
Cereal Milk | Honey Creme
That last bit of cereal, where the milk and sugar have melded together to become one is the best, agreed? Well, it gets much better than that at Honey Creme in the Perth CBD. This flavour is all kinds of corn-flakey, buttery delicious and we'd happily replace our breakfast with it any day.
Cold Brew Coffee | Chicho Gelato
Cold brew coffee gelato is the latest and greatest concoction being churned out by the crew at Chicho Gelato and it is something to write home about. We'll be cooling down with several of these over summer!
Anything With Fairy Floss | Cottoni
At Cottoni in the Freo Markets, you can choose between vanilla, strawberry or a swirl of each soft-serve ice cream, but the magic really happens when you add fairy floss. Throw on some caramel popcorn, Oreos and sprinkles and you've got yourself a party in the mouth!
Sneaky Caramel | Whisk Creamery
Northbridge & Subiaco
The Sneaky Caramel from Whisk Creamery is one amped up iced-treat. Salted caramel gelato and coffee mousse topped with three milk chocolate wafers all ready to be syringed with hot honey chocolate fudge. Helloooo diabetes.
Teh Tarik | Jersey Jack Gelato
If you're not into cold brew, this milk tea flavoured gelato is a real winner. It tastes exactly like the condensed milk and black tea beverage found all over South-East Asia! Head to Jersey Jack to try it.
Spaghetti Sundae | Collodel Ice Cream & Sorbet
On your next trip up the hill stop by Collodel and order the Spaghetti Sundae. Ice cream squeezed through holes (pasta), topped with raspberry and strawberry sauce (bolognese) and sprinkled with sugar (parmesan)—this one's for the little kid in all of us!
Vegan Ferrero Rocher | Affogato Gelateria
Now I’m no vegan, but the Ferrero Rocher gelato from Affogato in Mount Hawthorn tastes so good I’m almost convinced of changing my eating habits (until I remember crispy, fried bacon). Vegan or not, you need to put this guy on your list!
Looking for more ways to cool down? Here's Perth's Best Cold Drinks!
Image credit: Nancy Hanna at Chicho Gelato