A review of the icy poles at Milki and Miller in Melbourne, Australia.
Milki and Miller is a little hipster cafe in Melbourne. It's in Alchester village near the foot of the Dandenongs and full of St Ali coffee and locally sourced ingredients.
Lunch was fresh and tasty but I'm really here for the house made icy poles aka popsicles. Today's selection are Rose Lemonade and Lime Buttermilk pie.
The Rose Lemonade is ostensibly for the kids. At $4 a pop they are sharing one given I don't know if the kids will eat them at all.
I convince my eldest to give me a taste. It's light and not to sweet, like lemonade crossed with rose water.
The Lime Buttermilk pie is more complex. The tart lime is tempered a little by the buttermilk but it's acidic enough to feel it on your tongue afterwards. The buttermilk gives a cloudy appearance without unwanted creaminess or a greasy mouth feel. The 'pie crust' at the bottom (or is that the top?) is a bit soggy but understandably so. I have no idea how you would stop it getting soggy and there's a surprising and pleasing warmth of ginger in the crust.
Over all Milki and Miller icy poles are pretty good. They do make me want to go home and experiment with the icy pole maker.
Have you tried any house made icy poles? Leave a comment below!