Finding the best ice cream in Port Phillip
As synonymous with summer as slapping on sunscreen and smacking your mate for six on the sand, there’s not many more iconic warm weather staples than ice cream.
No matter if you like yours in a cup or cone, or you prefer traditional or more creative flavours, ice cream really is for little and big kids alike. With this in mind, we set out to find the best ice cream in the City of Port Phillip.
A fairly new addition to the City of Port Phillip, Rovena Xeba has brought spaghetti ice cream or ‘spaghettieis’ to Port Melbourne. At her ice cream parlour, Ice Café Venezia, ice cream is presented a little differently – drawing upon her experience of living in Germany since she was a child. With vanilla ice cream subbing in for spaghetti and a strawberry ‘Bolognese’ sauce, before being sprinkled with white chocolate ‘parmesan’, this German ice cream variation is a unique but delicious twist on the summer staple.
Bringing a German twist that really stands out in the City of Port Phillip, Xeba also sells delicious ice cream fruit cups. Our favourite, the Amarena Cup, showcases plenty of delicious wild cherries and her natural ingredient home-made ice cream.
If you’re wanting to grab some ice cream to takeaway, try your favourite flavours and head down for a lovely walk along Port Melbourne Beach.
Ice Cafe Venezia
65 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Monday until Sunday 10 am till late
A mainstay for Albert Park locals and visitors alike, Jock’s has been serving delicious handmade ice cream since 2001. With rich flavours like jaffa, caramel custard and rhubarb, and cult favourite hokey pokey joining decadent ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cakes; Jock’s really does cover all bases of icy treats.
Best yet, they’re only an 8-minute walk from Gasworks Art Park, making it a perfect spot for the family.
Jock’s Ice Cream & Sorbet
83 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park
Open 7 days a week 12 pm till late
One of four locations, Fritz Gelato has a whopping 131 flavours rotating through at its South Melbourne Market store.
Watermelon and plum are there for the fruit lovers, but if you want something heavier going, maybe see if they have their tequila sunrise or cranberry cosmo in stock! With other decadent flavours, including banoffee pie and almond nougat, Fritz Gelato really has a variety for everyone’s preference.
Select your favourite and get exploring around the South Melbourne Market for more culinary wonders.
Stall S11 Food Hall, South Melbourne Market, Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Wednesday 8 am to 4 pm
Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 4 pm
One of the newest ice cream hot spots in St Kilda, Piccolina has been a highlight in Hawthorn, Collingwood and now Acland Street for those after delicious all-natural gelati. Piccolina rotates through 20 flavours and features a liquid chocolate fountain, meaning you can add decadence to selections like Matcha, salted caramel, and honeycomb.
Although only a fairly new addition to St Kilda, Piccolina has made an impact in a short time, and is a definite must-visit for excellent scoops in the bustling Acland Street precinct.
137 Acland Street, St Kilda
Monday to Thursday 2 pm to 10 pm
Friday 2 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday 12 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 10 pm
While you might see Bianco Latte’s ice cream carts around Melbourne, their real iconic spot is on Ormond Road in Elwood. Zabaglione and strawberry gelato is a menu highlight (with or without some hot Nutella), while Ferrero Rocher is another flavour that’s hard to go past.
With milkshakes and cannoli to accompany a wide selection of artisanal ice creams, Bianco Latte is an Elwood gem. Grab a cone, sit by the picturesque Elwood Beach and simply enjoy.
104 Ormond Road, Elwood
Monday to Friday 3 pm to 9 pm
Saturday to Sunday 1 pm to 9:30 pm
In the City of Port Phillip, there’s plenty to do this summer. Check out some of our best beaches (which are perfect for kicking back with an ice cream).
For other exciting activities and things to check out in the City of Port Phillip, catch up on our latest blog posts.