Last month, Leamington welcomed the opening of Swirls Authentic Gelato – a truly Italian ice cream experience! This delightful newly-refurbed space boasts a sumptuous gelato counter offering 20 varieties of delicious, mouth-watering ice cream and sorbets – all homemade on the premises from seasonal, fresh ingredients, with flavours such as Salted Caramel, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate and tempting fruit ice creams. Swirls also offers crepes, strawberry waffles, smoothies and gelato milkshakes, which are all freshly made to order. As you enter Swirls, the inviting aroma of its new Kimbo range of Italian roasted coffee also greets you, leaving you wondering what to order first.
With a passion for all things Italian, Swirls’ owner Clair Edwards was determined to establish a really authentic brand of Italian ice cream here in Leamington – and one that is made solely on the Warwick Street premises. In what has been a labour of love for Clair and her team, sourcing the right machinery and thoroughly researching the market has been critical.
“It’s so important to us that we make and sell genuinely Italian gelato. It has to have a certain texture that can only be achieved by making the ice cream ourselves in small batches using the traditional “malcazione” Italian slow churning process. This creates a creamier and beautifully velvety texture. Where possible we also source ingredients locally and seasonally, we really believe this intensifies the flavour of our ice cream. We have also crafted our own gelato cakes – delicious layers of strawberry and vanilla ice cream. Perfect for sharing with friends over a cappuccino!”.
In a recent comparison of local ice cream parlours from blogger BooLovesBaking, Swirls was rated the tastiest ice cream in Leamington and Warwick – offering “magical, creamy gelato and generous one-scoop sized servings” plus the look and feel of the store and the outside seating area were considered a real bonus. You can also be assured of a very warm welcome from Manager, Paul Deavall and the Swirls team.