[thumbsup group_id=”177″ display=”both” orderby=”date” order=”ASC” show_group_title=”0″ show_group_desc=”0″ show_item_desc=”0″ show_item_title=”1″ ]What an absolute treat.
With personal, pint-sized ice cream tubs becoming a dominant presence in the ice-cream aisle at supermarkets, along with Ben & Jerry’s expanding their presence to include almost every convenience store and bottle shop across the country, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of ic cream companies seeking to develop their own distinctive lines. When Pizza Capers rolled out their own exclusive ice cream brand ‘The Little Ice Cream Shoppe, expectations were pretty low. After all, the bar has been raised pretty high lately.
With their Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcake ice cream, The Little Ice Cream Shoppe have developed a truly unique and delicious ice cream.
The product is exactly as the name suggests. It’s a creamy belgian chocolate ice cream with raspberry swirls, fudge, and chunks of cupcake spread throughout. As with any ice cream, it gets a little tastier when melted just a little bit, but this isn’t an ice cream that you’ll regret digging into as soon as you peel open the lid.
While it faces some pretty strong competition from the Maggie Beer chocolate w/ salted caramel, this is possibly my favourite ice cream out there.
That said, there is a problem with this ice cream: It’s only available in Pizza Capers stores. Not only is it awkward walking into a pizza store and just buying their up-sell extra, but there’s also the availability issue. There just aren’t that many Pizza Capers stores around. In Sydney, for example, there are just four suburban stores. Brisbane’s certainly better off for availability, but it will still require slightly more dedication to purchase than a late night stop at your local bottle shop.
The Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcake ice cream is pretty much perfect, but its availability makes it a less-than-sometimes-food.