Icecream stories from nineteenth-century Australia

15 Feb , 2021 History

Ice-cream conjures images of creamy white desserts with all sorts of flavour combinations. It has become the ultimate sweet dessert with artisan ice-creameries becoming increasingly popular for their unique flavours and creativity in presentation. However, ice-cream, as it is known today, is not the same as it was in the early 1800s. This applies equally […]

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Yarra Valley – scenery, chocolate and ice-cream

9 Feb , 2020 Reviews,Tales,Tastings

Nestled into the scenic rural area just outside Yarra Glen lies the Yarra Valley chocolaterie and ice creamery. Located on Old Healesville Road, this is a destination for anyone who has a sweet tooth, chocoholics and ice-cream aficionados. In addition, those who have a love of food in general or interested in admiring scenic views […]

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Discovering Ricketts Point Fine Foods ice-cream

6 Mar , 2019 Reviews,Tales,Tastings

About a month ago I learned about Ricketts Point Fine Foods ice-cream. To my great disappointment, it appeared that they were a wholesale business and didn’t make sales direct to the public. This was only realised after I had scrolled through the list of ice-cream flavours available on their menu. A bit more sleuthing discovered […]

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Scouting for flavours – November food festivals

12 Jan , 2019 News,Tales,Tastings

Scouting for flavours – November food festivals

Back in November, I scooted around Melbourne to attend three events in one day. Two of these events had been on my radar for some time and resulted in a special trip to Melbourne to check them out. I have to admit that I didn’t really consider the associated geographical challenges when I decided that […]

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