Bespoke gelato company Little ‘Lato was created in December 2017 by Chief Gelato Maker, Hannah Wood who, along with her team, aims to add a little more joy into every day – it seems Kiwis agree.
As part of ‘New Zealand Ice Cream Month’ in February, Kiwis voted for the ice cream or gelato shop they loved the most in the Barker’s Favourite NZ Scoop Shop, choosing Little ‘Lato in the Wynyard Quarter.
Little ‘Lato has been a regular winner at the NZ Ice Cream Awards. In 2020 it was awarded the Sensient Technologies Champion Gelato Award for Little ‘Lato, Speculoos Gelato. It collected two trophies in 2019; ‘Best of Nuts’ with Hazelnut Chocolate gelato and the aforementioned Massaman Curry gelato took the ‘Open Creative Trophy’.
Hannah said flavour creation is her favourite part of the job. Hannah loves the challenge of taking foods and putting them in gelato. Banana & Peanut Butter, Pina Colada, Hot Cross Bun, banana & bacon French toast as well as flavours not expected in gelato, such as Massaman Curry gelato which won the Open Creative Trophy at the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards in 2019.
Little ‘Lato Wynyard Quarter is at Auckland Fish Markets, 22 Jellicoe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland, visit littlelato.nz