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Top 6 Licks: The Best Gelato & Ice Cream in Melbourne

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Melbourne, get ready to lick your way through this list of the best gelato & ice cream around.

Whether you like to lick, suck or even weirdly enough bite – there’s no denying that there is always room for a scoop or two of the freshest, creamiest and most flavoursome gelato around. From fruity sorbets to decadent chocolate, here’s our ultimate guide to the 6 best gelato and ice cream bars in Melbourne.

Augustus Gloop Gelatery
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Augustus Gloop Gelatery

“Step into a world of scrumptious wonderment.” North of Melbourne’s CBD, Augustus Gloop Gelatery is definitely the place where dreams really do come true – combining artisan gelato with childhood fantasies to create marvelous flavours. Regardless of your age, each lick will have you unravel a distinct flavour, sending your taste buds into overdrive. Start your adventure at Augustus Gloop Gelatery with Strawberry Cheesecake followed by Tiramisu.

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15 Pascoe Street, Pascoe Vale
Il Melograno
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Il Melograno

Cannoli and gelato lovers can finally unite with their range of Gelati filled Cannoli! Open from breakfast through to dinner, Il Melograno is the perfect stop for an authentic Sicilian meal or simply a casual gelato or two. Start your visit to the Northcote venue with their Pan Fried Gnocchi followed by a Gelato Espresso Martini and then finish up with a scoop or two of their delicious Kiwi and Passionfruit Sorbet with Fior di Latte. Get churning in!

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76 High St, Northcote
Gelateria Primavera
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Gelateria Primavera

Gelateria Primavera uses traditional gelato-making techniques to experiment and create delicious, modern flavours of one of the worlds most loved desserts – gelato. Steering clear of additives and unnatural flavours, Gelateria Primavera uses seasonal fruit and the highest quality ingredients to make mouthwatering gelato concoctions all stored in traditional pozzetti containers. Choosing between their ever-changing menu will be the hardest decision. We recommend Salted Coconut and Mango to start and then finish up with White Chocolate and Dried Raspberry.

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157 Spring St, Melbourne
Miinot
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Miinot

Churning up a storm since 2004. Miinot is officially titled as being the first authentic Artisan Gelateria in Melbourne’s Inner North West and have up to 18 flavours available at any given time. Although Miinot uses traditional gelato making recipes, in comparison to other gelaterias they let their gelato naturally thicken overnight in the fridge. Using local ingredients as their source for their flavours, there’s no doubt that each lick will have you tasting the freshest seasonal and natural ingredients. With new flavours almost daily, try your luck with Cannoli, Baciotto or Caramelised Fig flavoured gelato.

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71 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South
Piccolina Gelateria
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Piccolina Gelateria

Translating to “little ice cream shop”; ironic to its name, Piccolina Gelateria is far from anything little. Using traditional gelato-making methods and recipes with the highest quality of ingredients used, the 100% all-natural, handmade gelateria has a wide selection of flavours, gelato cakes, takeaway tubs available and much more – plus they are even available on UberEats! We recommend their cult classics Better than Nutella, Passionfruit or Choc Brownie (with 70% dark choc) in a cone.

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St Kilda, Collingwood and Hawthorn
Pidapipo
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Pidapipo

If the owner studied at a Gelato University (Carpigiani Gelato University) in Bologna, Italy – it’s bound be the best gelato you’ve ever licked. Apart from all of the gelato sold made from scratch across all of their Melbourne stores, Pidapipo uses only the freshest of seasonal ingredients available to create the tastiest, creamiest and most flavoursome gelato. Lick your way through their Mojito, Passionfruit Curd and Meringue as well as Banana Milk.

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299 Lygon St, Carlton. Windsor and Melbourne CBD.

Looking for more sweet treats around Melbourne? We recommend you visit one of the top 9 patisseries and cake shops in the city. Alternatively, if you’ve picked up your gelato and you’re simply looking for somewhere to head to enjoy it, why not read our round up of the top 10 picnic spots in Melbourne, or even the best walking tracks around the Yarra?

Feature image by Maria Orlova via Pexels.
This article was first published by Hunter and Bligh on December 19 2018. Images were checked and updated by Hunter and Bligh on February 5 2021.
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