Eating an ice cream by the beach is one of life’s simple pleasures. And of course, it’s even better when you’re on holiday.
I was very keen to visit Simmo’s Ice Creamery in Busselton as I was the only one in the group who hadn’t eaten Simmo’s ice cream before. Simmo’s ice cream is made from South West local produce, including milk and cream delivered fresh from the dairy every morning.
It was a mild, cloudy day, probably not ideal ice cream eating weather – but I can eat ice cream at any time and in any weather (just as I’ll happily eat ice cream on a cold day, I’ll crave and eat curry on a scorching hot summer’s day). There was a pretty good crowd in the shop, choosing from the many flavours available.
I was torn between Mars Bar ice cream, which looked wonderfully chocolatey with swirls of thick caramel, and my all-time favourite, strawberry. In the end, strawberry won – I can’t go past the opportunity to eat fresh strawberry ice cream made with real strawberries.
I ordered a scoop on a cone. The scoops are very generous at Simmo’s! Eating my strawberry ice cream, I had happy flashbacks to the beautifully refreshing strawberry sorbet we enjoyed in Albany back in January. Simmo’s strawberry ice cream is super creamy and flecked with strawberry seeds and real bits of strawberry. It wasn’t overly sweet either, which I liked.
We sat down and raised our ice cream in a toast, declaring “Here’s to holidays!” Clockwise from my strawberry ice cream in the foreground: Jay’s cookie dough; Jac’s coffee crunch and vanilla berry swirl (she got one scoop of each, in a cup); Juji’s banana choc chip. I discovered how hard it is to take photographs with your camera in one hand while you’re holding a rapidly melting ice cream cone in the other!
We all enjoyed our ice cream. Besides my strawberry, I thought Jac’s coffee crunch was delicious (not sure what the “crunch” part was). Juji had a cold, so I didn’t try her banana choc chip, but she said it tasted like real banana, not horrible fake banana flavour. I love ice cream that’s been made with real bananas (remember the macaron ice cream sandwich with banana ice cream I had recently at Rockpool Bar & Grill?). Jay went all quiet as he gave his ice cream his full attention.
It’s lovely, fresh-tasting, rich, creamy ice cream. If you like ice cream and have never tried Simmo’s, it’s worth a visit if you’re ever in the vicinity (locations listed below). Next time, I must have ice cream with a hot waffle!
Simmo’s Ice Creamery, Busselton
Next to Nautical Lady Entertainment World
Central Beach Front, Busselton
There are Simmo’s Ice Creameries in Dunsborough, Margaret River and Mandurah.
Simmo’s ice cream is also available at selected outlets in Bunbury, Kununurra, Perth (Cottesloe) and Wilyabrup (visit Simmo’s website for details)
The only other thing better than eating ice cream by the beach while you’re on holiday is probably eating fish and chips by the beach, followed by ice cream…while you’re on holiday!
Busselton trip, April 2011
See the full list of Busselton trip posts in correct reading order.