How about an ice cream dumpling?
Head to Auckland, New Zealand to savour your favourite dessert in unique flavours!
There is a reason that Giapo Grazioli has earned the title of New Zealand's mad professor of ice cream! Giapo's Haute Ice Cream in Auckland, New Zealand, is no ordinary ice-cream shop. There is no display case with all your favourite flavours and the kitchen works with the same precision and dedication as a fine dining restaurant. And, there's always a queue of eager consumers.
With flavours like red capsicum (bell pepper) and mandarin sorbet garnished with rosemary and coriander seeds, Giapo not only experiments with combinations no ice-cream maker has tried before but he also showcases New Zealand's fantastic produce.
Take the 'honesty box' for example, one of Giapo's most popular ice-creams that features avocado ice-cream coated with white chocolate, macadamia praline, a cone dipped in dark chocolate and finished with roasted red lentils. The concept was inspired by a family trip to the Northland region of New Zealand and what can be purchased from a farmer's roadside stall.
Try the poutine based on the classic French-Canadian dish of fries, gravy and cheese curds. Giapo's version is French fries, caramel sauce and creamy parmesan ice cream. Or the ice-cream dumpling, filled with shitake mushroom ice-cream and garnished with soy sauce. Sounds crazy? It is, but it works.
Five Unmissable Giapo Flavours
Mandarin and Capsicum Sorbet - Delicious mandarin and capsicum sorbet intensified with rosemary leaves and coriander seeds.
Siamu Popo – A tribute to Auckland's Polynesian community, this vegan option is flavoured with coconut and caramel.
Chocolate Evolution – Cocoa nibs, chocolate mousse, Dominican dark chocolate, enough said.
Paraoa Parai – Traditional Maori fried bread filled with delicious chocolate ice cream. So bad for you, but so good!
Gyoza Dumping – Burnt butter, rosemary and shitake mushroom. Must be tasted to be believed.
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