Finding the Best Ice Cream in Western Sydney

Warmer days bring a desire for a smooth, creamy, icy cold indulgence in the form of ice cream, gelato or frozen yoghurt.  Go West Gourmet has searched throughout Western Sydney to discover the very best of these summertime treats. Enjoy responsibly….

1.  Gelato Messina – Parramatta

a world of flavours

Sydney’s popular Gelato Dessert Makers are a favourite stop for anyone visiting Parramatta’s Eat Street. Known for their specialty Gelato Cake creations, Messina deliver taste sensations beyond your regular favourites of Hazelnut or Mango Sorbet. Signature flavours always on the menu include Pear and Rhubarb, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate, Poached Figs in Marsala, Coconut and Lychee, Dulce De Leche, Apple Pie and Bounty. In addition to their regular 35 choices, Messina release 5 new flavours every week to keep the masses coming back.  Special Western Sydney flavours include ‘East Meets West’, consisting of Labneh and Pistachio Gelato swirled through with Fig and Date Jam, and ‘We are Wanderers’ – Chocolate Gelato with Raspberry Coulis and Red Velvet Cake. Churned daily, these scoops of ‘melt in your mouth’ deliciousness will be hard to resist this summer.

Messina Gelato Parramatta
283 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Open: Noon–11pm Everyday except Friday and Saturday until 11:30pm

 

2.  Dairee – Greenacre

Huge range of mix-ins

There’s Frozen Yoghurt, and then there’s Dairee – not your everyday FroYo! Walking into this place, you’ll feel like Willy Wonka turned up in Greenacre! Pronounced ‘Dairy’, they offer four flavours of Frozen Yoghurt every week, with Sweet Original always available. The flavours are not your stock standard variety, and are created in-house to taste just like the ‘real thing’. From Watermelon to Biscotti, Redskin Raspberry to Strawberry Jam Donut, Dairee can create over 40 flavour combinations through their unique Dairee Whip technology. With a huge range of fruit, moochi, seeds, nuts, chocolate bars, lollies, sauces and toppings to add in, the combinations become endless – this is the ultimate ‘kid in a candy store’ experience!

 Dairee
Shop 2/171a Waterloo Road
Greenacre NSW 2190
Open: Tuesday to Sunday Midday to 8pm, Friday & Saturday open till 10pm

 

3.  Piccolo Me – Bella Vista and Kingswood

a warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice cream, served with a side of popping candy, coconut shavings, crushed peanut M&Ms and a syringe of coffee

Piccolo Me is a fast growing Australian café franchise established in 2012 by brothers Charlie & Roy Hachem. Best known for combining their fair trade coffee with Nutella in a variety of combinations, they also have some inspired Ice Cream and Coffee mashups that you can’t go past. In their Western Sydney stores, located in Bella Vista and Kingswood, you’ll find the Piccologato, featuring two scoops of Nutella and Vanilla Ice Cream served with a side of chocolate flakes, crushed hazelnuts and a syringe of coffee;  Brogato, a warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice cream, served with a side of popping candy, coconut shavings, crushed peanut M&Ms and a syringe of coffee; the Cookiegato, with a warm Choc Chip and Nutella Cookie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream, served with a side of oat crumble, chocolate flakes and a syringe of coffee; and finally the Maltella Fried Ice cream – Nutella and Malteser Fried Ice Cream topped with crushed Maltesers and a syringe of salted caramel sauce. Oh my – don’t try them all in one sitting!

Piccolo Me
58 Norwest Boulevard
Bella Vista NSW 2153

University of Western Sydney Campus
Second Avenue
Kingswood NSW 2747

 

4.  What The Fudge Canley Heights – Fried Gaytime

What The Fudge Fried Gaytime Canley Heights

This Canley Heights Café has their menu around the right way – with Desserts at the front! Desserts and Ice Cream make up most of the menu, so it’s very hard to walk away without some form of sugar hit. Waffles, Cronuts, Fondue and Churros all feature and are available in several varieties, but it’s the long list of Ice Cream Sundaes that will get you licking your lips (and worried about your hips)!  The Asian Persuasion of Lychee, Japanese, Green Tea and Pandan Ice Cream, topped with Whipped Cream, Moochi and Jackfruit is unique delight, while the Chocgasmic of Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Crumble, Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream is definitely not for the faint of heart! The signature dish of What the Fudge is their Deep Fried Golden Gaytime. The Australian favourite Butterscotch and Vanilla Ice Cream crumble treat is carefully taken off the stick, wrapped in pastry and deep fried to make it even more golden than ever. It’s served with caramel and chocolate toppings and a sprinkling of that famous crumble, along with fresh strawberries to help you convince yourself that it might have some level of health rating if you just hope hard enough.

What the Fudge
278a Canley Vale Road
Canley Heights NSW 2166

Open: 8am to 10:30pm (or sometimes later)

 

5.  The Factoria Wetherill Park – Crolato Burger

Cronut with Gelato drizzled with warm caramel fudge and sprinkled with either tim-tam, crushed meringue, or butterscotch

Opening in March 2015, Wetherill Park’s ‘The Factoria’ is fast becoming known as ‘The Grounds of the West’ – Western Suburbs answer to The Grounds of Alexandria. With a slightly more European twist, diners can enjoy a wide range of Cheeses and Smallgoods, Cannoli, Cronuts, Will & Co Coffee and of course… Gelato! Their signature dish is the Crolato Burger, created from the recent ice cream burger trend. The Factoria take a freshly made Cronut, fill it with 2 to 3 scoops of your favourite Gelato to form a ‘burger’, and then top it with a final scoop of your choice (yes that’s up to 4 scoops of Gelato!!!). But it doesn’t stop there, The Crolato is then drizzled with warm caramel fudge and sprinkled with either tim-tam, crushed meringue, or butterscotch. They will also take requests, so the end result is really up to you. Definitely a treat for ‘cheat’ day, this Western Sydney creation is a bit naughty, but a whole lot of fun!

The Factoria
1003-1009 Canley Vale Road,
Wetherill Park NSW 2164
Open: Monday to Thursday 6am-5pm; Friday 6am-10pm; Weekends 10am-10pm.