La Mamma Del Gelato has my two favourite gelato flavours (watermelon and mint, and lime and mint) and Hakiki has my favourite ice cream texture, but N₂ Extreme Gelato always has me returning their wonderful impossibly smooth constructions.
The new year saw N₂ Extreme Gelato get an interior makeover. It’s now a much brighter space sporting near floor-to-ceiling chalkboards walls (they’ve rewritten the flavours from the original boards) with wooden flooring and benches.
My first visit with N in 2016 featured Lemon & Jasmine Sorbet on the menu. I love the mellow floral notes of jasmine, which are apparent in this sorbet. Equally apparent, though are the zesty lemon notes that give a pleasant tang to the sweetness sorbet. This was deliciously refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
A couple of weeks later, as if N2 knew N had a craving, there’s Bounty on the menu. It’s a coconut gelato with desiccated coconut and cocoa nibs, chocolate coat, sprinkle of desiccated coconut and a vegan choc syringe. This is quite a light ice cream and less teeth-rottingly sweet than the actual Bounty chocolates. Not being a fan of chocolate, N did away with the choc syring, which had solidified after sitting briefly in the ice cream in any case.
I’d never been much intersted in the Ferrero-inspired flavours at N2, but N’s craving for Bounty and a box of Christmas chocolates at D’s had reawakened by love for Raffaello. It’s essentially the only white chocolate I like, and I like it more so than many cocoa chocolates.
Lucky for me, a few weeks later, N2 brought back Raffaello on their menu. It’s a milk gelato with white chocolate coconut fudge and slivered almonds, a roll in desiccated coconut, and a white chocolate coconut syringe. This is one delicious ice cream! The white chocolate coconut fudge is delectably chewy and the slivered almonds are generous and deliver great crunch, while the syringe delivers an intense hit of white chocolate and coconut that leaves you in no doubt as to the fact that this is a Raffaello ice cream. Yum!
N₂ Extreme Gelato is located at 43/1 Dixon St, Sydney NSW 2000.