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.
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!