la mamma del gelato anita



Isn't this time of year so weird? For me, nothing really happens in that limbo period after Christmas, except a whole lot of thumb twiddling in anticipation of the new year. However, if there's anything I'll leave the house for it's the promise of sales and food, so that's exactly what happened yesterday! After some shopping my family and I hopped down to Anita Gelato, which I've visited a few times but never got around to documenting. While Anita's specialty is the unique varieties of ice cream, they also serve frozen yoghurt, milkshakes, desserts and even coffee. It also happens to be a stone's throw away from Central Station, which is good news for my frozen dairy addiction but not so much for my health...





So many choices, so little time! One thing I love about this place is that the staff are super generous when it comes to offering samples. If you're anything like me, you'll need lots of them before making the all-important decision of committing to a flavour (or many).





Rum and raisin, berry cheesecake

Even though I usually try to sample different flavours on every visit, the cheesecake gelato was too good to resist! This one pretty much tastes exactly how it sounds, and is a mishmash of everything I love about cheesecake – a smooth filling, buttery crumb base, and tangy berries galore. Also, my mum's rum and raisin ice cream wasn't stingy on the raisins and definitely had a distinct flavour, although apparently it still wasn't strong enough for her. With her tastebuds of steel though, I'm not sure if she's the best judge of taste...

      

Salted caramel with chocolate and almonds, Kinder Bueno milkshake

So my brother opted for the Kinder Bueno milkshake, which took a bit longer to arrive but he said it was worth it. Apparently it tasted just like the ice cream, although the only downside would have to be that some chocolate chunks stuck to the bottom of the cup! I guess that's to be expected though, since most of the ice creams are chunky in texture. My sister also enjoyed her salted caramel ice cream, mentioning that it was the perfect balance of salty and sweet.



      

My other brother went for the flavour Cookie Man, which I've tried and love! I'm not usually a fan of cookies and cream, since I always find it too sweet and ruined by soggy Oreo bits. However, this rendition is creamy, with plenty of crunchy biscuit pieces and melted chocolate on top of that. Ermahgerd. If there's a flavour that everyone's guaranteed to love, this is it.

That's all the ice cream we could fit in, sadly. Anyway, this will probably be my last post of the year, so I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday period! I'm not really into the idea of grand recaps, but I will say this. I feel like my blog's grown so much this year and it'd be nothing without people reading it, so thanks to anyone who's taken the time to support this passion of mine. I'm excited to see what direction it'll take in 2015, and I'll see you in the new year!
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18 comments:

  1. There are so many types of delicious gelato. I always prefer gelato

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  2. I'm getting so hungry right now, It's alsmost heaven to be there!! I'm craving for a icecream hahah >.<

    A C Y H O Z - blog

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  3. Goodness gracious these photos are beautiful and the gelato looks amazing! I've never had them in the my life, but I'm seriously craving it now haha!

    -Vivian
    www.stylemeendless.blogspot.com

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  4. Woah, this place looks amazing! Such gorgeous photos of all the yummy treats. :) Wishing you health and happiness in 2015. xoxo

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  5. Oh damn...all those flavors!! You're sooo spoiled for choice! I would love to try the peanut butter and chocolate and brownie flavors!

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  6. Oh. My. This gelato looks so good! If I ever come to Australia, I'm definitely trying this place out :)

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  7. So many flavours here. I never know what to choose! Happy New Year, Mani!

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  8. cookie man sounds awesome! happy new year, here's to an even more delicious 2015!

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  9. It just looks like the ice cream shops in Italy! I would love to try a Kinder Bueno milkshake because it's one of my favourite sweets.

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  10. Oh my lord this food looks absolutely amazing! So creamy and also so beautiful to photograph! Hope you have a lovely new years eve. I personally like the downtime between Christmas and New Years - it's the perfect time to just relax and be at home.

    rae of love from berlin

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  11. i don't know how i've not heard about this ice cream place before but it sounds amazing! i don't know if anything in the world can live up to my beloved messina but hey, i'm willing to try them all to find out. hope you had a great christmas and new years! :)

    little henry lee

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  12. It's already the new year and I'm still twiddling my thumbs... except for when I'm eating food of course haha. This place looks delicious! I haven't been following your blog for very long, but I'm very excited to see where you'll take us in 2015! Happy new year! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  13. Oh yum, so much ice cream haha. I've only been here once! Happy New Year Mani!

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  14. Bueno milkshake? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That sounds beyond epic.

    I hate the period between Christmas and New Year! It's so frustrating.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  15. It looks amazing! I think it has even more special flavours than the gelato shops we went to in Rome(Italy). It's the middle of winter and I'm craving ice cream how hehe c:

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  16. Oh gosh, can I please have one of every flavor here please?! This place sounds totally amazing. I've lovet to try the brownie flavor :)

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