Delish desserts to try during Flavours of Ipswich

Here's more than 10 must-try desserts on offer during Flavours of Ipswich!
07 Apr 2021
Wendy Hughes, Journalist, blogger and social media smith

Flavours of Ipswich has unleashed some amazing dishes on the Ipswich food scene – available in two-course lunches for $25 per person or three-course dinners for $35, at 20 cafes and restaurants around the city.

The campaign runs until April 24 so be sure to get your bookings in quick at your chosen venues!

We’ve already showcased some of the entrees and mains featuring on the Flavours menus but lets have a closer look at the desserts on offer…Yes indeed let’s get really close to them!

Here’s just a small sample of what you can complete your meal with!

16 kinds of cool at Casa Mia

Casa Mia gelati

Things you might not know about the Italian restaurant Casa Mia. It has moved to a new location – now tucked into the leafy grounds of the Country Motel Ipswich and already looking right at home. They have also added a fairly fabulous Tiki Bar in recent weeks and both this and the restaurant are open to the public. And there are 16 flavours of gelato to choose from … that’s your dessert option for the Flavours of Ipswich $25 two-course lunch – two scoops! Good luck with that decision making!    

Churros or date cake. You decide.

Montezumas Mexican date cake

Because we can’t actually decide which one to have here at Montezuma’s… the sticky Mexican date cake with ice cream or the crowd-pleaser churros with chocolate sauce for shameless and potentially gloriously messy dipping. OK, churros it is. No, date cake.  

Go bananas at Jets

Ipswich Jets banana fritter

The super star chef here at Jets has come up with a banana fritter served warm with ice cream, salted caramel and toasted coconut… but you might also want  check out his petal-strewn vanilla panna cotta with strawberry, raspberry, toasted coconut, passion fruit and mango puree. Definitely worth two visits to try them both during Flavours of Ipswich!

Panna cotta at Ipswich Jets

The whole in one at Boulevard…

BLVD sweetness resized

You’ll be forgetting all about the spectacular view out the window when this arrives at your table… It’s the Boulevard Signature Brownie, not trying too hard to be anything other than the simple delight, done well, that it is. This beguiling charmer is served with warm chocolate sauce, pistachio crumb and vanilla bean ice cream. Look at it. Any guilt after downing this one can be easily quelled by a round outside at the award-winning Brookwater Golf Course… if you really need to.

Oh Brother, this is so berry good

Brothers dessert, berry mousse tart with chocolate gelato and toasted almonds

At Shamrocks restaurant at Brothers Leagues Club, they’re doing a Berry Mousse Tart with chocolate gelato and toasted almonds we are just a little bit smitten! 

Hot and coal at Essence of Indya

Essence of Indya Charcoal Kulfi

Finish your meal of colourful and fiery curries at Essence of Indya with… something not so colourful but equally as delicious. We’re talking the charcoal kulfi they do here with chocolate topping. You know you want to try this! And your Instagram account will thank you for it too.

Waffle on at The Retro Diner

The Retro Diner | Flavours of Ipswich 2021

The Rockabilly Waffles here at the Retro Diner in the Top of Town are listed as a main option so you can slot them in after one of the hearty lunch entrees.

These are not for the faint-hearted. In fact they’d give Elvis’s famous deep fried favourites a run for their money. Two crispy Belgian waffles are cuddled up with bacon, mixed berries, ice cream and whipped cream. Oh, and if that’s not already hitting the spot, there’s some maple syrup on the side!

See also the cupcakes on the dinner dessert menu here, served with a pipette of your choice of alcohol! One for the adults.

Boozy cupcakes with a pippet of your choice of alcohol are available at The Retro Diner for Flavours of Ipswich

Cheesy love at Fourthchild

Fourthchild Cafe Restaurant | Flavours of Ipswich 2021

There’s a lot to love already about the humble cheese cake but wait until you see it plated at Fourthchild and ready for its Insta close-up. Best to head here with a mighty appetitie because the mains here are as generous as those lovely desserts. We would also recommend opting for a table on the back deck with views across to the city’s famous high-spired St Mary’s Church.

Wendy Hughes Journalist, blogger and social media smith
Wendy Hughes has meandered through a long career as a journalist, often with a fork in one hand.. or a glass. She spent several years as a food writer at the Sunday Mail and reviewed for various magazines. These days Wendy produces content and runs social media within the tourism, hospitality and travel sectors. Email [email protected]

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