by Visit Victoria
Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.
Piccolina Naturale Gelato is gelato with a promise to be 100% natural. Every day the team behind Piccolina puree fresh fruit, roasts nuts and tempers quality chocolate to craft gelato from secret family recipes. With stores in Collingwood and Hawthorn already enticing patrons, the newly opened St Kilda store on buzzing Acland Street has become an instant hit with visitors and locals. 137 Acland St, St Kilda.
Located at the Coventry Street entrance to Chez Dré, Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet; an artisanal pâtisserie, gelateria, coffee bar and chocolate shop. Presented by the creative team behind Chez Dré, Bibelot houses a retail space of beautifully packaged and crafted gourmet gifts; from chocolate bars to enrobed fruit and nuts, decadent biscuits, locally-sourced honey as well as specialty coffee and teas. The business’ gelato and sorbet menu is delightful and exciting, with flavours like strawberry and honey oat gelato, mandarin and yuzu sorbet, hazelnut crunch gelato and dark chocolate sorbet. 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne.
Ice café Venezia is a family owned and run ice cream parlour that uses recipes that have been in the family for more than 50 years. The ice cream is made fresh on premises daily and uses natural ingredients to provide customers with a variety of 40 different flavours. 65 Bay St, Port Melbourne.
Bianco Latte - Elwood's first gelato store. Situated on the ‘Golden Mile’, this little sweet spot even has a chocolate fountain…..wait for it…..with Nutella on tap! If you are going to be eating gelato, you need to be doing it right. Which is why, after extensive scientific research (eating a bunch of it all at once), we know why Bianco Latte is Elwood’s most popular place to cool down. 104 Ormond Road, Elwood.