Melbourne favourites Piccolina Gelateria and Future Future have teamed up to create an Italo-Japanese hybrid dessert, the gelato mocha, which launched at the 2018 Lexus Design Pavilion at The Spring Racing Carnival.

The gelato mochi takes a popular Japanese dessert, made of glutinous rice flour which is traditionally wrapped around a flavoured sweet centre and combines it with Piccolina’s renowned fior di latte gelato and a custom yuzu and mandarin sorbet.

Those who didn’t score a coveted ticket to the Lexus Marquee this year now don’t have to worry as Piccolina and Future Future are releasing a limited number of the multi-layered, bite-sized desserts.

On Friday, 16 November 200 mochi balls will be available at Piccolina in Collingwood for $7 each until sold out or found on the menu at Future Future until Saturday, 1 December.

Piccolina Gelateria founder, Sandra Foti says, “when you bite into the mochi, you taste the creaminess from the fior di latte which is contrasted by the tangy, freshness of the yuzu and mandarin sorbet. The gelato pairs perfectly with the sticky sweetness of the mochi exterior and creates this amazing combination of Italo-Japanese flavours.”

Made using the perfect dough from Future Future, and Piccolina’s 100% natural gelato, the desserts are moulded by hand into the classic mochi ball shape.

Future Future founder, Stefanie Breschi says, “we were really motivated to explore the combination of two iconic desserts and couldn’t be more excited to have teamed up with Piccolina to create something so fun and delicious.”

Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood

Address: 296 Smith Street, Collingwood

Telephone: 03 8456 0071

Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm until late

Future Future

Address: 191 Swan Street, Richmond

Telephone: 03 9965 7900

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5.30pm – 11pm and Friday and Saturday, 12pm – 11pm


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Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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