Strange New Icecream Flavour is A Freo Favourite

Fish and Chip flavoured ice cream is a big seller at Kailis’ Fish Market Cafe
Fish and Chip flavoured ice cream is a big seller at Kailis’ Fish Market Cafe

MOVE over vanilla, chocolate and strawberry; there is a unique ice cream craze in Fremantle this summer.

Tucked away on the water of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is the Kailis’ Fish Market Café, home to some of the best fish and chips in Fremantle.

And while many would expect fish and chips to come on a plate and require the use of a knife and fork, owner George Kailis has taken the quintessential Freo dish and turned it into an ice cream flavour.

Now, you might be thinking something along the lines of “eww, gross, disgusting” when told about a fish and chips flavoured ice cream, thoughts which I must admit did go through my head at one point or another, but I also had a growing curiosity to see how closely the ice cream actually resembled the food its based off.

Notice those little flaked orange bits on top of the ice cream? Yep, that’s actual fish batter.

I envisioned one or two goes at it before saying “yep, that’s me done!” but despite the completely outrageous flavour choice, and the fact that I can almost guarantee you’ve never tried anything like it before, the ice cream was actually quite delicious and the whole cone was demolished, crunchy fish batter and all.

According to staff, it’s a flavour that is growing into a local favourite amongst visitors to the café, many coming back for seconds.

Don’t just take my word for it; if you’re brave enough, give it a go. You might just find yourself going back for another scoop.