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Hamilton's Duck Island Ice Cream Is Opening a Scoop Shop in Wellington

You'll no longer need to commute 500 kilometres to sample some of the country's best ice cream.
By Stephen Heard
August 25, 2020
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Hamilton's Duck Island Ice Cream Is Opening a Scoop Shop in Wellington

You'll no longer need to commute 500 kilometres to sample some of the country's best ice cream.
By Stephen Heard
August 25, 2020
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From this October you'll no longer need to think about making the 500-kilometre commute to lick your way through some of the best ice cream in the country. Much-loved Hamilton export Duck Island Ice Cream is preparing to open its first scoop shop in Wellington.

While you can already purchase tubs of Duck Island's gooey goodness at Moore Wilson's, it's hard to beat tasting the product at its source — and sample all of the flavours before you make a decision. And you'll be able to do just that at Duck Island's new scoop shop, which from a mysterious Instagram post appears to be in the former site of Chatime at 168 Cuba Street.

Duck Island has made a massive splash since restauranteurs Morgan Glass, Kimberley Higgison and Cameron Farmilo launched the concept in 2015. There are now four Duck Island scoop shops between Auckland and Hamilton, each offering as many as 25 rotating flavours at any one time.

The ice creamery is known for its weird and wonderful creations, from white chocolate and miso sorbet to cinnamon smoked apple pie and black sticky rice. Further hot flavour picks include peanut butter caramel cookie and maple, honeycomb and smoked almond. It also offers an extensive dairy-free and vegan range made with coconut milk, and serves a range of ice cream sandwiches, tacos and take-home pints.

The opening of Wellington's new Duck Island scoop shop has been pencilled for October — stay tuned for further information. To find out more about Duck Island, visit duckislandicecream.co.nz.

Image: Duck Island.

Published on August 25, 2020 by Stephen Heard

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