This week, we were invited to try the new summer collection menu at St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert Glenelg.
Inspired by French and Italian desserts, the St. Louis brand has been around for more than five years, rapidly expanding from their first store opening back in 2012.
Being an ever popular destination for South Australian sweet tooths, it’s only natural that St. Louis reviews their menus every season to ensure quality and give customers what they want.
Launching late last year was their new summer collection menu, now available at all stores across the state.
Here’s our take on the delicious spread St. Louis Glenelg owners, George and Misha, put out for us on Wednesday night:
With melted couverture white, milk, and dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cigars, and fresh strawberries to accompany our twelve cinnamon sugar coated churros, we were really spoilt for choice! The churros were warm and crispy on the outside – just how a churro should be! It’s no wonder this dessert entrée went down a treat at the table!
The maple syrup drizzled Belgian waffle, served with fresh apple slices, strawberries, banana, and natural yoghurt is the perfect healthy breakfast option for any sweet-tooth. The waffle was pillow soft and the crushed hazelnuts sprinkled on top provided a welcome crunch!
The Eton Mess was certainly anything but a mess! Pretty as a picture, this dish came served in a tall, polished martini glass on an adorable pink plate! French vanilla ice cream and strawberries make up the bulk of this dessert, with whipped cream, sour lemon curd, crunchy layers of sweet meringue, and freeze-dried raspberry bits, and decorative mint leaf made the perfect accompaniments.
Strawberries and Cream Shake
Everyone knows nothing goes better with strawberries than cream! Wild strawberry milkshake, topped with even more strawberries, fresh cream, pink Persian fairy floss, freeze-dried raspberries, and even a cute little Nutella macaron created this pretty pink dessert. The milkshake was smooth and not too sweet and the fresh strawberries provided a burst of freshness. The macaron was delicious and the fairy floss dissolved in your mouth without the sticky overly sweetness of cheap carnival fairy floss. This is definitely the one to satisfy any strawberry lover!
White Chocolate and Lemon Curd Crepe
You really can’t go wrong with a nice crepe (and this was a nice crepe)! The thin crepe, folded over melted white chocolate and lemon curd, was topped with fresh strawberries and served with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. A nice, simple dessert, this one is perfect to convert even the most adamant dessert-haters!
St. Louis Ice Cream
Locally made with real pasteurised milk and cream, and delivered to the store daily, St. Louis’ ice creams are pretty hard to beat! This is why you can’t go past their signature St. Louis Ice Cream – French vanilla ice cream churned with white chocolate and laced with chewy caramel and crunchy honeycomb bits. A scoop of this was the perfect way to end our night and it’ll be the perfect one to end yours too!
There’s really nothing better than enjoying some of these delicious desserts while overlooking the sunset from St. Louis Glenelg’s beachfront store on a warm summer’s evening. So what are you doing? Start making your way down to Glenelg now! You won’t regret it!
St. Louis Glenelg is located on the corner of Jetty Road and Colley Terrace near the Moseley Square tram stop and is open 8am til late daily for breakfast, lunch and dessert.
Words and Photos by Geena Ho