Nothing says summer in Europe quite like gelato in a cone. The good news for Brisbane is that it’s always good ice-cream weather, and while the frosty treat mightn’t be dripping down your arm this time of year, it just gives you more time to savour the flavour.
And flavours indeed, Shlix’s fine mix packs a punch. This hole-in-the-wall ice creamery uses only the finest ingredients and boy does it show. Made on site, Shlix’s take on Italy’s famous sweet makes the ingredients shine - with no additives or preservatives mind you.
Unlike other ice creameries where the cream part often detracts from the flavour, Shlix’s scoops taste surprisingly strong and true to their origins. Each mouthful of gelati proves smooth, light, creamy and rich at the same time - no easy feat.
Alongside the classics, such as vanilla bean, hazelnut, chocolate, lemon sorbet, you can find a changing range of more adventurous ones such as chai, peanut butter, cheesecake, ‘Walnut on a Date’ and ‘Cheeky Cherry’.
At lunchtime crowds are are treated to a range of salad options. Using the make-your-own principle, customers are invited to pick a salad base and add meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and dressing. Just be sure to save room for ice-cream.
And if you need a reason to visit or are trying to play the ‘diet’ card, don’t just go the salad, Shlix claim their scoops are 94 to 100 per cent fat free. Here’s to eating cheesecake with less calories!