With sour-strap-paved floors, a lab-like open kitchen and a medley of experimental flavours, Fluffy Torpedo is the outlandish ice-cream shop you never knew you needed.
That starts with the menu, which is a wall-length patchwork tapestry. Choose from in-your-face scoops like Mountain Dew-Oreo or more delicate options like a miso, cinnamon and white chocolate number.
Co-owners Adam Semple and Cherry Rainflower (both ex-Stampede Gelato in Perth) like creating flavours that are sentimental takes on traditional Australian ice-creams.
The marshmallow, grape Aeroplane Jelly and pink salt flavour is a testament to this – its whipped texture and subtle tang make for a combo that goes beyond gimmickry. Also find smoked Cherry Ripe, Vegemite-white chocolate (it works), and even blue Powerade.
Though the range suggests otherwise, the duo has no formal culinary training. They learned everything they know on Google and in ice-cream science books. In a previous life, Rainflower was a professional ballerina and Semple was a professional cyclist, but he’s been infatuated with ice-cream for as long as he can remember.
Sustainability is a priority here, with laser-cut metal tasting sticks standing in for disposable varieties. Once you’re done tasting as many flavours as you like, send your sticks down the custom-made chute to be washed and reused.
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