Dessert whizz Christy Tania to open Glace ice-cream shop in Windsor

Christy Tania hopes to bring back ice-cream's glory days at Glace in Windsor.
Christy Tania hopes to bring back ice-cream's glory days at Glace in Windsor. Photo: Supplied

When a severe case of artistic differences saw pastry chef Christy Tania exit Pascoe Vale's Augustus Gloop Gelatery in January, she wasn't sure what to do.

The MasterChef regular and ex-Om Nom Nom maestro eventually decided to open her own shop in Windsor. "One door was slammed shut in my face so this is a new beginning," she says. "For the first time, it's 100 per cent mine – this is my dream."

There's no shortage of places in Chapel Street to get brain freeze but Glace is different, says Tania. For one, it looks like a yellow submarine, complete with portholes and a fitout that required a few trips to the car wreckers.

Christy Tania's frozen eclairs.
Christy Tania's frozen eclairs. Photo: Supplied

"But more importantly, we're going back to the glory days of ice-cream with our techniques – making an anglaise and churning it – then reinventing the way people eat and enjoy it."

That means frozen s'mores on sticks blow-torched to order, layered ice-cream push-pops, crazy flavours such as coffee caramel with cinnamon and orange, plus frozen eclairs and macarons.

Tania has a secret project, too. "I'm bringing back the humble butterscotch," she says. "I want to make it the next salted caramel."

Roulade of coconut ice-cream with raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice-cream centre, at Glace in Windsor.
Roulade of coconut ice-cream with raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice-cream centre, at Glace in Windsor. Photo: Supplied

Glace starts scooping on August 24.

Open daily 7.30am for coffee; full menu from 10am.

1A Peel Street, Windsor, glacefrozen.com