Award winning decadence found in the heart of Auckland's CBD, Giapo is simply unbeatable! Right near Auckland’s harbour, you’ll find a queue of people patiently waiting to enter Giapo. Some will know what to expect, others not. Oh what a treat they are in for! Simply the best ice cream in New Zealand. Artistic, elegant, experimental. Do not miss it!
Giapo are well-known for breaking the bounds of conventional ice-cream whether that be swapping the traditional waffle cone out for a funky parāoa - Māori fried bread - or re-inventing rich flavours which go beyond ordinary palate ventures. With there newest creation, it may seem like they've returned to a classic cone but it'd never be a true Giapo piece, without an insanely unconventional twist.
Giapo Store, Auckland CBD
The newest creation "King of Cones" is truly the royalty of all cones. This colossal creation is a tower of puff pastry, measuring over 60cm tall. The cone is baked in the oven and shaped in a carefully customised mould, before being filled with layers of whipped cream, chocolate and hazelnut spread and coated almonds. The soft serve of Christchurch hazelnut and chocolate is gently swirled on top, with a generous dollop dark chocolate and truffled almonds.
"King of Cones" is consistent with our ambition to change and reinvent how people experience ice-cream: one that explores the bounds of ice-cream and gastronomy itself. Litterally there "biggest" creation yet is definitely one to see and experience for yourself and a few more hungry companions!
The King of Cones (Left) & The Selfie Cone (Right)
Yet another creation form Giapo, the wearble lips. They couldn’t find a better way to honour the organ that first touches their gastronomical creations, the vessel for glorious food. Exploring the limits of their imagination, they have created an interactive experience of wearing ice-cream as if they were your own lips. The team at Giapo is changing how ice cream is experienced and the function of ice-cream itself, reinventing the bounds for the conventional delight and why people buy it.
Wearbale Ice Cream Lips
Encased in smooth dark chocolate “lips,” is a perfect slather of your favourite choice of their hand-crafted ice-cream. Protruding from the back is a crunchy cookie, whereby ice-cream lovers will bite, wear and feast upon the Wearable Lips creation.
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