It promises to be a long hot summer, but some of the coastal coolness has come inland to Mullumbimby with the arrival of traditional Italian ice-cream in town, with Puremelt chocolate now serving Bernardi’s ice-cream.
Bernardi’s is a family-run business that uses traditional Italian recipes; the original owner was Italian, and her grandfather had a gelateria in Milan for a couple of decades from 1974.
Layla Hardy is proud of their Italian recipes: ‘When we say traditional Italian, we mean it! Our gelato is made in house, from scratch. We use real ingredients, whole strawberries, pure nuts, dutch cacao powder, full-cream milk etc.
‘We try to use as many Australian or local ingredients as and where possible, but if the authenticity is compromised we get ingredients from Italy.
‘We have customers travelling to our store from far and wide as they say ours is “the best”, even seasoned Italian and European travellers. We’re incredibly proud of our product and can’t wait to show it off in Mullumbimby.’