Life long ice cream lover Scott Kilmartin decides to go to gelato school in Italy on a whim, becomes the work experience kid at a gelateria in Rome.
Then spends 3 months travelling the world, visiting ice cream shops, carts and trucks from NYC, to Cuba, to Paris, Madrid and London before returning to Melbourne to start Short Batch Ice Cream Co in North Fitzroy in late 2013.
Short Batch has initially taken the form of a retro ice cream cart available to hire for weddings, birthday parties, tv and photo shoots and corporate events. Fast forward to 2016, we now have 3 carts and as of April 2016 a vintage ice cream truck named Grace.
The images below are from the 2013 tour-de-gelato-school.
Don’t call gelato ice cream in Italy… you’ll be jailed.
Why do some say gelato, some gelati?
Gelato Schoo No.2 in Calabria, Italy.
Me or Heston?
Gelato school or a casting call for the next Underbelly?
Italy seriously swelters in summer.
Yep, there really is a Gelato University.
I almost stole this cart from the museum!
A Mexican priest sporting a Ferrari cap, a French fashion blogger and Obama’s videographer… just another night out in Roma!
Andrea – the master, runs one of the top 50 gelaterias in Italy. Lovely man & driver of the natural gelato movement.
Old school sorbet machine on the streets of Paris.
Berthillon the most famous ice cream in all of Paris.
Pozzetto… my favourite gelato of Paris.
Paris is where my cart concept started gaining momentum.
Nitrogen ice cream, a global trend, the theatre is novel.
Chin Chin labs in London.
Gelupo… when celeb chefs open gelaterias.
A cart on a Madrid rooftop.
Chasing food trucks in LA.
Gelato on the most beautiful beach in the world down in Mexico.
The legendary Coppelia Ice Cream Park in Havana Cuba. Yep Fidel loves ice cream.
Sweet Rose Ice Creamery in Brentwood LA.
That’s only the half of the story…