Beat the heat in the tastiest way possible when the annual Ice Cream Festival comes back to Melbourne. The team from the chocolateries and ice creameries in Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road have created a whopping 144 flavours for you to choose from. Savour it all over 12 indulgent days, from Wednesday February 8 to Sunday February 19.
Ice Cream Festival
This delicious Ice Cream Festival is brought to you from the same team that did the Brownie Festival and the Hot Chocolate Festival last year. Take a drive out to any of the three locations this summer and enjoy all the beautiful artisan flavours of ice cream they have to offer. This year, the unique flavours were inspired by cocktails, classic pairings, savoury sensations and seasonal ingredients.
12 new flavours will be introduced every day for you to enjoy, adding up to a massive 144 ice cream flavours over the course of the festival. Think Strawberry Margarita, Yuzu & Peach, Dulce de leche Cheesecake, Balsamic & Fig and Buttered Croissant. There will also be a menu filled with Sensational Sundaes to share, as well as creations for kids, and vegan and sugar-free options.
If you’d like a glimpse behind the curtain, try a Festival Tasting Session. Over 45 minutes, you’ll try 12 different ice cream flavours, accompanied with interesting and tasty garnishes. Then, make your own ice cream toppings to melt and pour over your ice cream at home. Bookings are essential, and sessions are $24 per person.
If you’d like to take in the sunshine and picturesque views outdoors, grab a daily Ice Cream Festival Picnic Box. This box is filled with 12 limited edition scoops for you to try. There’s no need to pre-order, just head to the venue and collect it when you arrive. The ice cream picnic box costs $24.
Find the festival at:
- 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
- 1200 Great Ocean Rd, Bellbrae VIC 3228
- 45 Cook St, Flinders VIC 3929