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Melbourne’s Best Ice Cream

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Summer is here!

…and so is our list of Melbourne’s best ice creameries! We did all the hard work of searching far and wide, tasting various flavours to bring you our must-try list. With the upcoming hot days, why not try and hit all five in one day?

Augustus Gelatery

Augustus Gelatery transports us to a land of pure imagination in Wonka’s Chocolate factory, inviting us to channel our inner Augustus Gloop and dive headfirst into the sweet goodness.  With 12 locations around Melbourne, Augustus Gelatery is always right around the corner!

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Coconut and Mango

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Pidapipo

If you love authentic Italian gelati, Pidapipo is the delightful Italian treat waiting to be tried and tested by you! With lines weaving down the street, it is no secret that Pidapipo may have the best ice cream in Melbourne. With three locations across Melbourne including Windsor, Carlton and the CBD, Pidapipo is there to satisfy your sugar cravings! Flavours change seasonally, but we recommend sinking your teeth into the fresh and fruity flavours of summer!

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Fresh Mint and White Chocolate

Image Source: Pidapipo Gelateria. Photographed by Josie Withers. Image via Visit Victoria.

Piccolina

Piccolina promises the perfect date spot with authentic Italian designs and delicious flavours. Authentic gelati is Melbourne’s speciality, and Piccolina does traditional with poise and simplicity. With three locations in Melbourne’s inner suburbs (Collingwood, Hawthorn and St. Kilda), who knew heaven was just a tram ride away?

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Salted Caramel

Image Source: Bibelot. Photographed by Josie Withers. Image via Visit Victoria.

Gelateria Primavera

Gelateria Primavera is Spring Street’s best hidden gem. Specifically, not a franchise and hidden within Spring Street Grocers, Gelateria Primavera feels like Melbourne’s best-kept ice cream secret. The simplest flavours are accentuated to a new level of delicious. Trying the classic flavours here will help remind you why they are the classics.

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Chocolate

Image Source: Pidapipo. Photographed by Josie Withers. Image via Visit Victoria.

Messina

Our last and almost our favourite (Shh!) gelateria to grace Melbourne, is of course Messina! With three locations around Melbourne (Fitzroy, Richmond and Windsor), Messina is covering all their bases. An abundance of flavours with varying dietary requirements (egg-free, alcohol-free, dairy-free, and vegan options available also) and a mixture of classics with new inventive flavours will be a delight for your taste buds.

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Cookies and Cream

Image Source: Gelato Messina, Fitzroy. Photographed by Josie Withers. Image via Visit Victoria.

There you have it folks, our top picks on where to find Melbourne’s best ice cream. Happy scooping!

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