Ice Cream Festival
Time Out says
Sample delicious flavours from around the world and go behind the scenes at this 12-day ice cream bonanza
Are you a classic chocolate type of person or are you game for more experimental flavours like pinot gris and peach or goat's cheese and beetroot? Whatever your ice cream personality, the annual Ice Cream Festival has something tasty for you.
The famous Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery has a sister venue on the Great Ocean Road and a cute-as-a-button venue on the Mornington Peninsula. All three scenic locations will be hosting the Ice Cream Festival this February, with each developing their own suite of flavours to sample – there will be 144 flavours so be prepared to get more than one scoop. Our suggestion? Go beyond the classic scoops and try the kooky flavours like Espresso Martini, Pumpkin Spice, Salted Pistachio and Olive Oil, Shiraz and Raspberry, and Vegan Coconut and Activated Charcoal. You can even get your ice cream on a pizza, in a waffle sandwich or get giant deep friend ice cream balls.
And that's not all. Ice cream aficionados can book into 40-minute tastings, where $20 gets you samples of 12 flavours and the ability to create your own designer ice cream pop.
Entry to the festival is free, with ice creams starting from $4.80.