The new van is hitting the road for a Gelato road trip!
The all-natural artisan gelato made on the Central Coast, is hitting the streets and beaches, in a refurbished 1970s vintage van that looks (and tastes) nothing like an old school ice cream truck.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
This cult gelato, that began as an experiment in former Three Blue Ducks chef Dan Hughes’ home kitchen, has become a hit at festivals, markets and weddings
Debuting in 2015 with Australia’s first premium goat’s milk gelato, Mr Goaty has since branched out into jersey cow’s milk gelato, dairy-free vegan sorbets, soft serve (aka “gelato on tap”) and hot donuts. All of which are served up fresh from the van ‘Mr Goaty’s Sweet Ride’.
“The van is a dream come true. It’s been a labour of love finding the perfect one and transforming it into something that reflects our unique product and brand,” said Mr Goaty founder Dan Hughes.
“The response from people has been incredible and the van is in huge demand for events and weddings.”
Mr Goaty Gelato is handmade in-house and churned in small batches with flavours based on what grows in the Mr Goaty kitchen garden. Sweetness comes from ripe seasonal fruit, so the gelato contains less sugar. Signature flavours include Lavender and Honeycomb, Banana Cinnamon Caramel, Turmeric and Orange, and Roasted Chili Chocolate.
“I wanted the flavours of Mr Goaty to be as unique as the product,” Dan explains. “And being a chef I have to use only the best fresh and seasonal produce. So we make our own caramels and sauces, and pull as many ingredients as we can from the ground.”