AQUA S, MELBOURNE CBD: So I finally got to try this place after seeing this hyped up ice-cream place open since almost 2 years ago at QV. It was a really sweltering and rainy day in Melbourne and we just couldn’t resist the temptation of cold and creamy ice cream as we walked past. To be honest, I thought this place would have been overrated with average soft-serve icecream and just the aesthetics of huge fairyfloss rings around the cone on Instagram, but it actually tasted really delicious and lifted my mood on a humid, sticky day.
Sea Salt and Thai Milk Tea Icecream – $4.5
The good fat: I really enjoyed the texture of the ice cream – it was smooth, quite thick for a soft serve and very milky + creamy so that it was more of a combination between proper ice cream and a soft serve. Not only that, the sea salt was quite subtle as I was originally worried about it being too salty and artificial, but it wasn’t. It also didn’t have the extreme sweetness of salted caramel which was a bonus. The thai milk tea blended in nicely, with its English breakfast tea-type earthiness plus a little bit of the classic pearl milk tea sweetness that we all love just to balance the sea salt out. In saying that, I think the sea salt by itself would also be quite delicious as it’s not too strong. I loved how it looked so aesthetic despite being so simple – the black coloured cone is a great choice. The portion was also great as there was ice cream all the way to the bottom of the cone – we all know that sense of disappointment when we’re left with a huge empty waffle cone at the bottom, so luckily I didn’t have to face that!
The bad fat: The cone didn’t resist the ice cream well enough in that it started getting quite soggy as I was eating the way through. Slightly on the higher price for a soft serve.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – Try it not just for the ‘gram, but for a yummy, creamy snack in the city