48 Flavours, Trinity Gardens

We’d be mighty excited too if a top gelateria opened up around the corner from home, so Benny’s Adelaide relatives were super keen to show us the new Trinity Gardens outlet for 48 Flavours.

The original Gouger Street store near the Central Market is still going strong, but all the gelati is now made at the sparkling new premises at  Trinity Gardens. Originally a bakery, it has heaps of space to churn the gelati for the two stores, as well as for other outlets. The wholesale side of the business is expanding, with 48 Flavours’ award-winning gelati available in other Adelaide locations and – according to Gelido’s network of gelato-lovers – even as far as Darwin. Continue Reading

Sassi Ice Cream, Adelaide

Artisan vegan ice cream with a Middle Eastern twist? Adelaide’s Sassi, a family business launched just six months ago, brings a whole new ice cream experience, rich with aromatics.

This sublime range of seven flavours was devised by dietician and Masterchef 2019 contestant Huda, referencing desserts from her Middle Eastern heritage. Redolent with ingredients such as saffron, tahini, pomegranates, nuts and spices, Sassi’s ice creams are all dairy free and vegan, with a coconut base. No artificial flavours, colours or additives are used and most of the ingredients are organic. Continue Reading

Dolcetti Espresso Bar, Firle

It’s no secret that Dolcetti Espresso Bar in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has some of the best Italian cakes and gelati in town. This family venture, run by three siblings, celebrates their Italian heritage, with everything made on-site.

It’s a relaxed place, with the friendly servers parcelling up sweet treats for the take-away crowd, while wrangling orders for those eating in.

Dolcetti, or “little sweets”, is well-named. With a huge variety of cakes and biscuits, it would take some time to work through all the options. But we’re totally up for the challenge. Continue Reading

Bononia, North Adelaide

At the end of a very long day, we were looking forward to unwind over some gelati. And Bononia – a charming dessert café in North Adelaide’s Melbourne Street – was ideal for an after-dinner treat.

It’s a happy place, with friendly staff. At night-time, strips of purple fairy lights add a touch of sparkle to the interior.

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Ecco Gelato, Holden Hill

Jim, the owner of Adelaide’s Ecco Gelato, is passionate about gelati. In particular, he is passionate about top quality gelati. And how can you recognise good gelati? It is made each day from fresh milk, using premium ingredients. It is churned in the proper machine to give the wonderful elastic texture of traditional Italian gelati. And it is stored at the right temperature to keep it in top condition.

The second best part about our gelati travels – the best is, obviously, eating lots of gelati – is chatting with and learning from artisan makers like Jim. And while we enjoyed our discussion, the proof is in the gelati. Ecco Gelato’s is outstanding.

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Gelato Bello, Glynde

Gelato Bello is a favourite haunt of Benny’s Adelaide relatives – avid Gelido followers. So on our recent visit to Adelaide they were super keen to take us to their local family-friendly gelateria.

It is an Adelaide institution, with the original owner first churning gelati way back in 1996. Since that time, Gelato Bello has gained a new owner and another outlet in Semaphore, but the Glynde headquarters is still serving gelati. Continue Reading