MiFlavour bakery debuts new housemade gelato just in time for summer

click to enlarge The new Volanti gelato comes in 10 flavors. - MIFLAVOUR
The new Volanti gelato comes in 10 flavors.
Local diners can take a virtual trip to Europe without risking anyone’s safety by popping into MiFlavour, Spokane’s French-inspired bakery at 3403 E. Sprague Ave., where owners Ella and Max Piskun recently debuted a new line of housemade Italian-style gelato and sorbetto.

The new brand is called Volonti, and offers cups ($6) and pints ($12) to go, with by-the-scoop servings to come, Ella Piskun says. The new line is also providing the ice cream for MiFlavour’s existing ice cream macaron sandwiches. Currently, there are 10 flavors of Volonti gelato, including black currant, chocolate dirt, honey lavender, maple chestnut, banana pudding and London fog, an Earl Grey tea-inspired flavor.

MiFlavour’s team has been perfecting its new frozen dessert line for the past six months, Piskun says, after purchasing all the recipes and equipment from the recently shuttered Brain Freeze Creamery. Fans of the defunct creamery’s banana pudding and chocolate dirt ice cream can now find the two flavors in the Volonti gelato lineup.

click to enlarge MiFlavour co-owner Ella Piskun stands in front of the bakery's new mural by artist Daniel Lopez. - MIFLAVOUR
MiFlavour co-owner Ella Piskun stands in front of the bakery's new mural by artist Daniel Lopez.
A grand opening to celebrate Volonti’s launch is in the works, but in the meantime, its gelato, sorbetto and macaron ice cream sandwiches are available to purchase at the bakery and cafe. Customers can also order through the bakery’s new ordering app for Android and iOS.

In related news, MiFlavour has introduced several more new food items to its menu: two French-style quiches in an easily transportable tart form, a few cold salads for its savory menu, and pull-apart morning buns.

The bakery also recently unveiled a new mural of angel wings on the side of its building, painted by Spokane muralist Daniel Lopez. The Piskuns and Lopez each shared some personal stories in connection with the project on MiFlavour’s Instagram, @miflavour.

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...