February 23, 2018
Chill out: Where to find ice cream and frozen treats in Elsternwick Village
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – especially when it’s a scorcher out!
But where can you go to keep your cool and beat the heat?
Some sources say the ancient Romans invented ice cream when emperors sent men to mountain tops to bring back fresh snow that was then flavoured.
But you don’t have to go to those lengths.
We’ve put together a handy guide to finding the icy sweetness your heart desires in Elsternwick Village.
Just follow our fabulous frozen treats trail.
From simple old-fashioned vanilla all the way to fancy boysenberry cheesecake or chocolate fudge, visit the delightfully colourful Carousel Ice Cream Cake Co. Established in Melbourne in 1993, the store has a reputation for quality ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and ice cream cakes.
Also on Glenhuntly Rd, Will’s Batch Ice Cream serves up scoops of award-winning, handmade ice cream made in small batches at its Williamstown factory every day. There are 50 flavours to choose from. Toffee apple ice cream, anyone?
Or, if you like your tasty cool treats in a tub or on a stick, pop into Coles Express and grab something from the freezer. Choose from tubs of ice cream, icy poles and frozen yogurt.
Acai and smoothie bowls
For a really cool treat that’s more nice than naughty, opt for an acai or smoothie bowl.
For those who haven’t tried one yet, a smoothie bowl is akin to soft serve in a bowl except that it’s filled with the goodness of frozen berries and bananas, and sometimes even veggies. Smoothie bowls often take pride in being beautifully presented with pretty toppings of sliced fresh fruits, coconut flakes, seeds and granola.
Acai bowls, which uses frozen acai berry to form the base of the bowl, have become particularly popular in recent times, thanks to their vivid purple colour and countless health benefits.
Choose from an array of smoothie bowls at Cocomama’s Juices & Smoothies in Elsternwick Village – berry lovers should try the Berry Good Bowl, while those with a sweet tooth should go for the Snickers Bowl which emulates the flavours of the famed chocolate bar.
Alternatively, grab a chilled brekkie at Penta Elsternwick by ordering their incredible Granola Bowl, which includes acai, yoghurt, peanut butter, banana, berries, chia seeds, hazelnut and bees pollen.
No time to sit with a bowl? No problem.
Grab a traditional smoothie at Glo Health, an organic grocer, cafe and clinic. The acai, matcha and salted caramel smoothies are just the thing for a health-boosting cool down. The menu changes regularly, so just wander in and see what’s on offer.
Try Healthy Point for a bursting-with-fruit Gym Junkie smoothie. Or, if you are feeling a tad more decadent, a Velvet Cacao, which is vegan, too.
Green Remedy promises an “alchemy of superfoods” and one style of serving that to you is via smoothies. Order a veggie-packed or fruit-filled smoothie, all of which come topped with goji berries and shredded coconut.
Cool off in Elsternwick Village
Whichever way you’d like to chill out this summer, stroll through the rather cool Elsternwick Village and you’ll find it.
Just one question to ask yourself now: where to first?