Melbourne heat wave = daily gelati tasting. And while Miinot Gelato is hidden away in Pascoe Vale South it’s well worth the trip. If you’re local, lucky you!
The tiny shop is on a main road but not really close to anything else – no cafes or shops near it. Nevertheless, on my arrival there was a long patient queue of gelati hunters who had obviously made a special trip there, so I knew that I was in for a treat.
Miinot Gelato make all their gelati on site using traditional Italian methods. Their product only uses real fruit and nuts and high quality Jersey milk. The gelati is made fresh daily, by hand, so each batch is unique, and flavours change daily, ranging from traditional to more experimental.
I tried their pavlova and bacio, both with a velvety lightness that comes with being freshly churned. I did find them a little too sweet but not enough to give me a toothache!
The only downside to Miinot Gelato is that there’s nowhere to sit. The bench inside is only really for people waiting to order their gelato, and there’s no outdoor seating. It’s strictly a take away affair and we perched ourselves on a derelict shopfront step while tucking into our ice cream.
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