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Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is back and bigger than ever

If one ice cream truck is enough to excite you, try 17… and double it.

Yes kids, Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is back for its third consecutive year at the iconic Peters Ice Cream Factory, and after a couple of years of Brisbane screaming for more than one day to enjoy the chilled AF event, the brain(freeze)s behind the festival have responded with two days and two special events for 2019! Well said.

Besides a weekend full of tolerating lactose, Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is introducing Up Late and Chef’s Playground events for the very first time.

Up Late is one for the big kids only, combining your fave childhood and adult treats (ice cream and booze) for one thrilling, chilling Friday night sesh. Landing on March 22nd, a two-hour package of sweet and savoury canapés, two dessert cocktails, and unlimited tuna casseroles served by a slick DJ will be the cherry on top of a banana split. Find out more about this bad boy here.

As for Chef’s Playground, four renowned chefs are coming together at The Bromley Room #2 on March 23rd to create two courses each, heroing all things cold and creamy! Philip Johnson (e’cco Bistro), Ben Williamson (formerly Gerard’s Bistro), Paul McGivern (La Lune Wine Co and formerly The Wolfe), and Dominique Rizzo (Putia) will churn out some unexpected combinations and stunning takes on the dessert that just loves to be experimented with (plus, there’ll be wine). More on that here.

On March 23rd and 24th, Brisbane Ice Cream Festival will roll back into West Village with three free ticketed sessions each day, bringing Brisbane’s sweetest vendors together for your pleasure.

Never-before-seen desserts will mix with fan favourites across 17 household names, including the likes of Gelato Messina (who managed to pull a gelato hot dog out of a hat last year), Ungermann Brothers (with fairy bread ice cream in the works for this round), La Macelleria and Frozen Sunshine.

Don’t worry plant-based pals, there’ll be enough creamy vegan treats for you to scoop up too, and as a savoury break for everyone, The Garden Pantry will be up and running with bao, poké bowls, pizza and more.

Before you get ready to rip into some cones, prepare for a digital sugar rush of fans trying to secure tickets on March 1st (remember, even though it’s free, you still need to secure your spot).

Save this link and save your strength for all this goodness.

Words by Nicole Portacha
- the gourmand who screams for no particular reason