Fremantle’s Gelatissimo offering a taste of Chinese New Year with peanut butter and sesame creation


Paolo Guanilo with his Chinese New Year gelato creation Fortune and Fullness.
Paolo Guanilo with his Chinese New Year gelato creation Fortune and Fullness.

FREMANTLE’S Gelatissimo Gelato is giving gelato lovers a taste of Chinese New Year with a limited edition flavour Fortune and Fullness just in time for celebrations.

The creamy gelato combination of peanut butter and sesame swirl, which has never been created before is something a little different according to manager Paolo Guanilo.

“We have never done anything like this before so it will be interesting to see what our customers think,” he said.

“Usually we come up with a flavour of the month and most are designed based on the weather.

“So fruity sorbets are good in summer and chocolate is a richer flavour so more winter type of gelato.”

Making the gelatos fresh five days a week, Mr Guanilo has managed the only WA store for two years said the store made up to 10 flavours a day and sold 26 all up.

“It depends on what we sell out of,” he said.

“If we sell out of a certain flavour, I make more.

“We tend to see certain trends in terms of seasons, but hopefully this one will be a success.”

Watching the Peruvian native at work, he starts with a base mix, which is blended with 5.5 litres of milk.

“From here we blend it smoothly and pop it into the gelato machine.

“We then pasteurise the milk up to 84C and then it goes to the chilled part of the machine to -8C.

“Once this is done we add the flavours through the front of the machine to avoid contamination.”

From there delicious, creamy gelato is extracted through the machine into a frozen tray and styled for presentation.

Guanilo said despite a love of the creamy Italian dessert he rarely indulged in the treat.

“If I ate gelato every day, it could get me into trouble,” he said.

Fortune and Fullness is available until stocks last.

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