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C&G’s Guide to Ice Cream in Melbourne
We strongly believe ice cream can be enjoyed any time of the year, but summer is when our cravings get super intense! In this latest C&G blog we round up some of Melbourne’s best ice cream parlours and gelaterias. You can be the ice cream cone-oisseur of your group with these sweet suggestions!
Baysiders will love cooling down at 7Apple’s main store in St Kilda, but you can find their adorable pop-up cart in Emporium Melbourne and Chadstone shopping centre. Fun fact, it was named after a nightclub in Tuscany called Seven Apples! With a philosophy centred around creating happiness, you know you’re in for some delicious flavours and fond memories.
Hailing from a true Italian heritage, this father and son business is found on Albert Street in Brunswick. They keep it simple: the interiors are pastel-coloured and retro, and the ice cream itself is all prepared from scratch. The fior di banana is a local favourite, but if you’re lucky you can get a taste of some limited flavours such as pina colada! Bico’s story can be read in this nifty article from Broadsheet.
After a day at the beach, you can take a short stroll before you arrive at this little gem in Black Rock. Davey Mac’s has been around since 2010, serving Italian artisan gelato and frozen desserts. This retro parlour offers over 40 fresh flavours including special edition ones. They are also open until late most days so you can always pick up some ice cream to enjoy in the warm summer evenings.
This is the place to go for completely natural flavours that are produced in-house from scratch! Everything is gluten-free, gelatin-free, and the sorbetti are vegan as well. Most people will know the flagship store on Smith Street, Collingwood but Piccolina Gelateria is also found on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn and Acland Street in St Kilda.
Walk down Lygon Street on a warm day and you’ll see a queue leading to this cult favourite! The Nutella Swirl is a popular choice, but you’ll also find other delicious flavours such as Strawberry Rose and Cream, Bacio, and Passionfruit Curd and Meringue. Carlton a bit out of reach? You can find a Pidapipo store on Degraves Street in the heart of the city, or Chapel Street in Windsor which also offers a tasty range of cakes using their trademark flavours.