Attention to every detail. Now that’s the hallmark of a true artisan. In the case of gelato, artisan makers craft their product from raw natural ingredients, fine tuning the base and flavours, guided by their deep knowledge of food chemistry to turn milk and sugar, fruit and nuts into the treat we love.
Max from Brighton’s Little Sky Gelato is such an artisan. He makes his gelati on-site, fresh each day from quality all-natural ingredients. Victorian milk from Schultz Organic Dairy and Gippsland Jersey cream. Free range eggs. Fresh seasonal fruits. Fair trade products – including chocolate and vanilla. Definitely no pre-mixes, preservatives, artificial colours or artificial flavours. And storing the gelati in shiny lidded pozzetti, to retain freshness and flavour.
But Max’s quest for gelato excellence goes one step further – he makes his own waffle cones. This is a hugely labour-intensive process, which is why most gelaterie source their cones from specialist cone manufacturers.
The twelve flavours on the gelato menu change every day, and include dairy and non-dairy/vegan options. Every two weeks, on Flashback Flavour Fridays, Little Sky brings back a past favourite, based on customer requests. All served in cups or cones and tubs to take away. And there are gelato cakes for special occasions.
Everything we tasted was excellent – gorgeous flavours, beautiful texture. Benny chose hazelnut gelato, paired with a vegan cherry, chocolate and coconut. For me, vegan dark chocolate and orange, paired with vegan mango sorbetto.
There is a real community feel about Little Sky. It’s a warm, inviting space, decorated with cheery murals of beach scenes. Comfy bench seats line the walls. And Little Sky gives back to the community, supporting local events, sponsoring junior football, and for every house-made waffle cone sold, donating ten cents to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Little Sky also adheres to sustainable principles, minimising waste by re-using, recycling and composting, and using 100% green power.
Commitment to environmentally and socially responsible principles, coupled with superb gelato, Little Sky ticks all the right boxes. Brighton locals are lucky to have such a lovely gelateria.
Little Sky Gelato
332 Bay Street
Brighton VIC 3000