Beloved for its freshly churned and unique gelato flavours, as well as rotating specials, Gelato Messina is well known for making all of its desserts from scratch – even to the point of raising their own Jersey cows for milk and establishing hazelnut and strawberry farms. The result of which means that Hong Kong can taste top-quality gelato that is made fresh every day in their onsite kitchen.
The 2,000sq ft store is located near the top of Pottinger Street and offers 35 signature gelato flavours that are permanently available. From the ultimate classics of pistachio, tiramisu, and hazelnut gelato to fun Messina creations such as Nicky Glasses (coffee and salted caramel with whipped cream) and Hokey Pokey (honey gelato with chocolate-covered honeycomb). There are also fruity and refreshing sorbets such as strawberry, lemon, and the popular salted coconut and mango salsa.
The other five flavours will include weekly rotating specials and Hong Kong exclusives such as egg tart, made up of egg custard gelato layered with caramelised puff pastry; Hong Kong milk tea made with fior di latte infused with Hong Kong black tea that is steeped for full flavour; Jack of All Fruit, a tangy and tropical jackfruit, passionfruit and coconut mix; and tofu fa (tofu pudding) flavour too.
Gelato is priced at $60 for one, $70 for a double and $80 for a triple scoop, all served in either a cup or cone. For those who don't want to dine in, takeaway tubs are also available where you can mix and match flavours in either a half litre for $180, one litre for $320, and one and a half litre tub for $400.