I can’t remember how Monsieur Poisson and I ended up on our second visit to ice+slice but I do have photographic evidence that shows we had dinner with friends earlier that evening. Why we didn’t all end up having dessert together is too fuzzy for me to recall, but ice+slice did make a good enough an impression on us the first time around for us to return.
We sit in roughly the same area of the store as previous, as there is a themed party taking place in the back section. During our stay we see Fred and Wilma Flinstone walk past as well as Elvis amidst sporadic wafts of dry ice vapours. This and the loud 80s/early 90s party music is not enough to distract us from our desserts though! I can’t go past having a waffle after enjoying it so much last time but pair it with a scoop of cinnamon gelato on this occasion instead. There is a mound of soft whipped cream sitting atop the gelato once again which I need to excuse to the side, but I’m enamoured with the golden lake of maple syrup in which the waffle is sitting.
Monsieur Poisson has his favourite ‘Banana Split!’ which is served on the same sort of frosted glass plate as my waffle. Between the two halves of banana lie generous scoops of chocolate and vanilla bean ice-creams with dollops of fresh whipped cream in between. The whole lot is squiggled with chocolate and caramel sauces before being given a sprinkling of toasted slivered almonds.
I’m not as keen as my husband on banana desserts but this one is pretty good, especially when a not-too-ripe banana is used. One of the highlights for me, however, are the crunchy toasted nuts!
135 King St, Newtown NSW
Tel: (02) 9516 4595
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-late
Sat & Sun 9am-late (breakfast menu until 4pm)