#icecreamthurs is best in winter! Koko Black isn’t my favourite chocolate shop (Bracegirdles in Adelaide wins that accolade), but I was keen to try their winter menu, so a friend and I stopped by after dinner one night. I couldn’t go past the Strawberry Sorbet spectacular ($9.50), served with a crisp lime meringue. Intriguing! The sorbet arrived in a chilled glass, with two large scoops and the flat meringue perched artistically on top. The sorbet surprised me on first scoop – remember how I raved about how amazing the Movenpick strawberry icecream is, with a strong strawberry jam flavour? Well, fellow lactose-intolerant folk, get down to Koko Black, because this sorbet achieves pretty much the same effect without the dairy. I was delighted by the sweet-but-not-too-sweet buzz of strawberry flavour, with that intense concentation I so love at Movenpick. Of course the creaminess isn’t really there, but when the flavour is this good, ou don’t miss it. The lime meringue added another level of delight, bringing sharp, tart lime flavour to counteract the sweetness of the strawberry, as well as adding textural contrast. Highly recommened as we all try to pretend it’s still summer.
Koko Black, Canberra Centre, Civic ACT http://www.kokoblack.com/