Not sure how old I was when I had my first ice cream? ……. I’m not talking about the sort that came out of the freezer at home if and when I had eaten all my vegetables ……. The real stuff. The colourful substance in those tall tins in the cold cabinet at the Great Australian Ice Creamery. Where you could press your nose hard against the cold glass as you tried to make a decision.
In our house, an ice cream was always “the perfect treat”. As a kid, when Dad said “let’s go for an ice cream” I knew it was a “happy day!!” Whether it was a reward, a chance for my sisters and I to ride our bikes to the corner store, a soft serve, the neighbour’s mango ice-blocks, Mr Whippy, or a holiday treat on a hot summer’s day, it didn’t matter. That was until on a holiday to our usual spot, Caloundra, we discovered … Gelato!!
There was just something indulgent about that smooth, delicate, creamy texture. Not icey – and so many flavours, fruity or creamy, in a crunchy waffle cone or a cup. Decisions, decisions – they gave us cute little spoons to sample it before we made our choice. This only made the decision even harder. I’d never been anywhere else where you could sample the food before you bought it! So every visit to Caloundra after that demanded several must-do trips to Milanos.
And so ….. my love of ice cream came from pretty ordinary beginnings but many happy childhood memories were formed in those days. It was just one of those special things my Dad and I used to do.
Starting out in the Ice Cream business ………
When Tracey approached me to become involved in the Gelato making at Alowishus something really excited me. It ignited a passion for Gelato making which continues to flourish. I have thoroughly enjoyed my Gelato journey and still pinch myself that Tracey and Mike have given me the opportunity to experiment and craft this awesome product.
I love matching the flavours with Bundaberg’s extensive fresh local produce to create delicious cups of “awesomeness”. I’ve discovered the combination of flavours is endless and I get really excited about the wide range we have on offer. It has been a real buzz and I somehow think my heart was meant for Alowishus.
I have made it my mission to sample Gelato wherever I go with the aim of serving the freshest, creamiest and best-tasting Gelato around. This ensures Alowishus Gelato is an all- round pleasurable, once-is-not-enough experience.
Come and check out our Gelato cabinet. It’s a celebration of our “love affair” with Gelato. I know you’ll love it too.
And the most asked question… ”which one???”
Choose your favourite flavour here: www.alowishusgelato.com.au
Watch more of Libby’s gelato journey here: