For some of Melbourne’s craziest ice-cream concoctions, Dex2Rose is the place to go. The artisan-nitro desserts and drinks on offer are available seven days a week and include creations like “Not Your Granny's Apple Pie” which features chunky apples churned with luscious milk gelato, “Birthday Cake Cookie Dough” creamy, buttery gelato, and added chunky home-made double chocolate cookie dough and their famous “Mist in the Woods” (Hot Chocolate Set). 377-379 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, (03) 9078 0784
Situated in Pascoe Vale South, Miinot Gelato offers a carefully considered range of flavours, which blend Italian artisanal traditions with fresh ingredients from the local area. Emma and her husband Gary use a combination of experience and imagination to invent new flavours almost daily, such as Nonno blend marscapone with sultanas soaked in Pedro Ximenez sherry. 71 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044, (03) 9383 4258
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 VIC 3182, (03) 9055 5863
Originating from South Korea, Milkcow is now also serving up its unique soft ice-cream in Australia. Milkcow's famous signature item is its organic milk ice-cream with organic honeycomb and liquid honey on top. Known for its extraordinary toppings, including fairy floss, double glazed caramel corn and bubble tea-like flavours, Milkcow brings a new and exciting ice-cream experience to an ever popular category. 287 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
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 VIC 3205, (03) 9690 2688
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 VIC 3207, (03) 9681 8172
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