Gelato Messina has whipped up a lot of of tasty specials in its time, and during the pandemic. Indulgent red velvet cookie pies, caramel scrolls with cheesecake gelato, Golden Gaytime-inspired Viennetta, 40 of its greatest gelato hits — they’re just some of the OTT dishes that’ve been on the menu just over the past 18 months or so. Another that’s proven particularly popular: Iced VoVo gelato. So, the dessert fiends are bringing back its frosty version of everyone’s favourite childhood biscuit, and they’re also turning it into a bavarian.
What’s better than turning an Iced VoVo into gelato? Taking that gelato and turning that into a bavarian, obviously. And, what’s even better than that? Making something that can either be eaten frozen as a gelato cake, or defrosted as a mousse cake — or somewhere in-between if you’d like to go all semifreddo.
Wondering what exactly an Iced VoVo bavarian entails? It layers coconut and raspberry mousse and raspberry gel over a coconut biscuit base, then tops it with raspberry marshmallow and desiccated coconut. And yes, the end result looks like the bikkies you know and love — but in frosty cake form.
If you’re keen to get yourself a piece — which’ll cost you $38 — they’re available to preorder online on Monday, September 20. And, because Messina’s specials always prove popular, the brand is now staggering the on-sale times. Accordingly, folks in Queensland and the ACT are able to purchase at 9am, Victorians at 9.30am, and New South Wales customers split across three times depending on the store (with pies from Circular Quay, Surry Hills, Bondi, Randwick and Miranda on sale at 10am; Brighton Le Sands, Tramsheds, Parramatta and Darlinghurst at 10.30am; and Darling Square, Newtown, Rosebery and Penrith at 11am).
The catch? You’ll need to peel yourself off the couch and head to your local Messina store to pick up your order. The pies will be available for collection between Friday, September 24–Sunday, September 26.
Sydneysiders, remember to abide by lockdown restrictions when it comes to picking up your bavarian — with folks in most suburbs required to stick to their Local Government Area, or within five-kilometres from home, and a strict five-kilometre limit in place in LGAs of concern.
Melburnians, under new eased lockdown rules that come into effect at 11.59pm on Friday, September 17, you’ll be permitted to travel within a ten-kilometre radius to pick up food.
Gelato Messina’s Iced VoVo bavarians will be available to order from 10am on Monday, September 20, for pick up between Friday, September 24–Sunday, September 26. Head to the Messina website for further details.
Published on September 16, 2021 by Sarah Ward