Our Greatest Gelato Hits

Gelato is a bit like music really…

For some people, their choice of flavour might depend on their mood at the time. Maybe you need something deep and comforting? Or perhaps you are feeling light and boisterous?

On the other hand, some people know exactly what they like and they don’t want to try anything else.

Either way, that’s fine with us. We’re not here to judge. In fact, all of our flavours are a bit special to us because they all have a reason as to why we make them.

That’s why we thought we’d share a bit about some of our most popular flavours (gelato hits!) at the moment…


Caramilk is super popular right now but like many chart-toppers, we don’t know how long it will be around for or if it will ever make a comeback after its time is done.

What we do know is that presently we have to engage some ‘Covert Caramilk Agents’ around town to let us know when they see new stock come into the shops. It can be that hard to get.

Roasted Macadamia and Salted Caramel Liqueur

This one is just SOOO rich and creamy and is a massive hit with the grown-ups. At its heart is a combination of two iconic local products – macadamias from Macadamias Australia and liqueur from Bundaberg Rum.

This flavour was originally crafted especially for Winterfeast a few years ago but from time to time we like to bring it back. When we do, it sure sells out fast.

Vegan Options

Our vegan gelatos are growing in demand as more and more people make the choice to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Our vegan gelatos are soy-based and the delightful flavours include Chai, Vanilla Bean and Strawberry.

All of our sorbets are also suitable for vegans.

What’s Your Favourite Gelato?

Do you have a favourite you stick with all the time or do you like to mix things up? Or perhaps you have an idea for a flavour we don’t have yet? Please feel welcome to let us know.

By the way, did you know we have a special website for our gelato? If you always feel indecisive when you get to the counter, you can always do your homework first.

Check it out here:

Check out some of our greatest gelato hits at Alowishus soon!

READ about our gelato journey.

READ about Libby’s love affair with icecream!

WATCH more of Libby’s gelato journey below.

Our Journey to Gelato

The journey to Gelato, with Alowishus was exactly like so many other things we’ve experienced since opening 5 years ago.  We didn’t decide “Let’s make Gelato”, we hadn’t even contemplated it.

However, 4 keys things happened in a very short space of time:

  1. Mike visited the Fine Food Festival in Sydney, and meet Gimmy. Gimmy sold Gelato making equipment and happened to be an expert in all things Gelato.  Gimmy also happened to be Italian
  2. One of our team members who we had hired much earlier to make coffee, happened to make the product at her old job. Not even kidding!  We had no idea at the time.
  3. The tenant in the two shops on the other side of the arcade moved out overnight, which made a space available – At this stage Mike was 100% convinced we needed to DO GELATO.  I, however still wasn’t.  It all sounded like a lot of work and I was about to have a baby.
  4. THE DEAL SEALER for me. We went on an impromptu weekend away, our last little escape before Gabe came along.  I booked us into a motel at Coolum I had seen on a day trip a few weekends before.  Mike pulled up out front and I ran inside to check in (don’t laugh, pregnant women can still run).  After giving me the key, explaining the carpark, lifts and amenities, and almost as an afterthought the manager handed me a voucher and said ‘Oh there’s a gelateria just out the front, here’s a free voucher!’

You seriously could have knocked me over with a feather.  If this wasn’t the final kick up the bum, get started, and DO GELATO, I wasn’t sure what would be.  And that my friends, was how we started.

Alowishus was now in the ice-cream business (actually the Gelato business but I need to add the word icecream to my blog post for better SEO ;-)

Much later we purchased a mobile cart and you wouldn’t believe it if I told you, but it was the people who owned that Gelato Bar in Coolum.  They had moved on from the business and now wanted to sell their cart.  We were connected with them by a random mutual associate.

We even had a website designed, dedicated to our gelato! Check it out when you have some time:

Thanks for reading

Blessings Tracey