Coconut Ice cream

Summer is here, because: You can now get suntan lotion flavoured gelato

You know Summer has well and truly arrived when sun tan lotion flavoured gelato is on the ice-cream menu.

No, we’re not kidding.

Popular ice-cream chain Gelatissimo has teamed up with sun tan oil company Reef Oil to create what they have described as “the taste of summer.”

The new frozen treat, dubbed Sunkissed Coconut, is made with coconut water and is 100% plant-based making it suitable for vegans.

It also contains no artificial colours and no artificial flavours – WIN WIN!

If you want to transport yourself to a tropical paradise with just one scoop you better be quick! Sunkissed Coconut is only around for a limited time.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Queensland’s first ever Krispy Kreme drive-thru store to open next week

Queenslanders are in for a sweet treat with the state’s first-ever Krispy Kreme drive thru store opening in Redbank Plains this December.

In celebration of the store’s opening on December 20, the iconic worldwide doughnut sensation will be handing out thousands of FREE Original GlazedÔ doughnuts from 20 – 24 December!

Krispy Kreme’s CMO, Russell Schulman said Australia was the first country outside of North America to open a Krispy Kreme store.

“We are very excited to expand the brand in Queensland with our first ever drive thru store in Redbank Plains,” he said.

“The growth in the Ipswich-Springfield corridor has been considerable the last several years and we are truly excited about being a part of this growing community.”

The Krispy Kreme Redbank Plains drive thru store is located at 588 Redbank Plains Rd, Redbank Plains and will be open from 6am until late every day.

*Limit one FREE Original GlazedÔ doughnut per person.

The Star Gold Coast Cherry

Take a look inside the all new Cherry bar at The Star

The finishing touches are being made to The Star Gold Coast’s brand new bar Cherry, which is set to open to the public this Saturday November 25.

Residing in the area formerly occupied by J bar, the sleek-looking Cherry is a sophisticated destination to enjoy designer drinks and expertly mixed cocktails in the heart of the action of the gaming floor.

Cherry is the epitome of sophistication and luxe, with the lavish space a fusion of velvets, gold tones, extravagant feature lighting topped off with a huge 22-metre bar.

There are four intimate VIP booths, each encased by exquisitely detailed gold screens, which can be booked out for special occasions or key celebratory moments.

VIP Booth Cherry The Star Gold Coast

VIP Booth, Cherry | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

As for the menu, Cherry’s team of mixologists will offer signature seasonal cocktails as well as all of your favourites such as the Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini and Caipirinha.

And if you are keen for a dance, Cherry will play home to a seasonal DJ series during peak periods and offer live entertainment on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Cherry mixologist The Star Gold Coast

A Cherry mixologist crafts an Espresso Martini | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

The sleek-looking bar will be joined by The Star’s ninth venue, Food Quarter, in late December. Food Quarter will serve as a more casual dining space for guests.

The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said Cherry will be joined by The Star’s ninth food and beverage offering, Food Quarter, in late December.

“We are experiencing the most monumental transformation our property has seen and during this process we remain focused on creating unforgettable experiences for our guests both locally and internationally,” Mr Hogg said.

“While newly-transformed Cherry will reflect the atmosphere and energy of its central location, cafeteria-style eatery Food Quarter will focus on fresh, fast and efficient service when it opens later this year. Both are vital in assisting us to meet growing demand and are sure to be popular over the busy Christmas period.”

Cherry will operate seven days a week, from 5pm until late. For more information, visit: star.com.au/goldcoast/bars/cherry

Rainbow Cupcake

Here’s an easy rainbow cupcake recipe to celebrate today’s SSM YES vote!

The results are in, and after a long few months, Australia has overwhelmingly voted YES to legalising same-sex marriage.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 61.6 percent of Aussies voted yes on the marriage equality postal survey compared to just 38.4 percent of people who voted no.

So, what better way to celebrate a day that will go down in the history books than by indulging in a deliciously sweet, fluffy RAINBOW CUPCAKE!

The cupcakes are super easy to make and will put a big smile on your face just by looking at them 😀

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 bottles of food colouring of your choice – red, blue, yellow, green, pink, purple… the colour choices are endless!

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a 12 cup cupcake tray with patty liners.

In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk and beat until combined.

Divide the mixture into seven different bowls

Add half a cup of different food colouring into the bowls, so each bowl has a different colour mixture.

Pour one teaspoon of each different coloured mixture into each patty cup – one on top of the other.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes!

Here are some other rainbow cupcakes for a bit of colourful cooking inspiration!

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FREE fries are being served up on the Gold Coast tomorrow – here’s why!

Gold Coast fry lovers are in for a real treat tomorrow with FREE fries being served up by newly opened vegan-friendly restaurant Lord of the Fries.

To celebrate the launch of its first-ever Queensland store, Lord of the Fries will forge a feeding frenzy in Surfers Paradise with free fries for all between 12-1pm.

In addition, between 2-4pm, a lucky 250 people will also receive a surprise bottomless chip cup with FREE REFILLS!

Originating in Melbourne, Lord of the Fries is best known for its FOUR different types of fries which include classic, chunky, shoe-string and sweet potato as well as their vegan burgers, hot dogs, nuggets and much much more! #DROOL

The best veggie dogs out! 🌭

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Can’t decide? Have it all! We won’t judge ya 👊🏽

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Check out that texture 😍 whether you’re veg or not, our Chick’n Drumsticks are a must try!

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Where: 8 Cavill Avenue Mall, Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise, QLD