Hoping for something cold, creamy and scrumptious this Christmas? Well, you're in luck. While Gelato Messina's bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store is now slated to open in early 2017 rather than late this year, they do have a gift for the city's ice cream lovers: a two-day festive pop-up.
Messina is coming to town as part of the Milton Markets' yuletide shindig, aka Christmas on Cribb. On December 15 and 16, they'll be dishing out scoops of salted caramel and white chocolate, milk chocolate peanut fudge, and salted coconut and mango frosty goodness, plus a few other yet-to-be-confirmed flavours. We've got our fingers crossed they'll roll out their Mincing Tart (brandy custard gelato with Messina fruit mince tarts), Hansel He's So Hot Right Now (gingerbread gelato smashed with gingerbread cake) and their pavlova concoction.
Christmas on Cribb will also feature pop-up bars, other guest stalls, all the seasonal foods you can dream of, artisan gifts and two stages of live entertainment, in case you need something to keep you occupied between servings of ice cream. A tip: don't forget that Messina also sell take-home packs. If you can manage to stop yourself from eating a whole tub full of their chilly deliciousness for ten days, you'll go down in Christmas dessert history.
Find Gelato Messina at Christmas on Cribb, Cribb Street, Milton on December 15 and 16. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.