The Great Ocean Road’s 12-day Ice Cream Festival is returning this month

The Great Ocean Road’s 12-day Ice Cream Festival is returning this month

Ready for all your ice cream dreams to come true?

When it comes to summer on the Surf Coast, it’s basically a given that ice cream will become a reasonably sized portion of your daily diet, so it’s a no brainer that we’ve got an annual festival dedicated to the sweet treat.

The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is once again hosting their annual Ice Cream Festival, from February 10 – 21.

The key takeaways

  • The annual ice cream festival returns
  • There will be 144 different flavours to taste
  • The festival runs from Wednesday 10 February to Sunday 21 February

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Running for 12 days, the indulgent Bellbrae destination will churn out 12 new flavours of gelato, sorbets and froyos each day, resulting in a baffling 144 flavours.

This year, these limited-edition flavours have been inspired by famous cocktails and pastries and cakes, with the talented Chocolatiers using ingredients from the chocolaterie’s own garden, too. Think old-time favourites, classic combinations as well as exotic creations like black sticky rice banana, French Opera Cake, Turkish Delight Pavlova and Charcoal Cherry Ripe, and even the Spiced Negroni and Yuzu Whisky Sour. The options are endless.

They will also be featuring sugar, gluten and dairy-free options available, so no one has to miss out on this icy goodness.

Further celebrating the heavenly dessert, ice-cream lovers can book into 45-minute tastings where you can get generous samples of 12 flavours and the option of creating your own ice cream (choosing from 50 ingredients), all for just $20.

With 12 new flavours released each day, the best news is that entry to the festival is free so you’re only expense is the scoops you’re prepared to inhale. Ice creams start at $4.80.

It all goes down at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery, 1200 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae from Wednesday 10 February to Sunday 21 February. Find out more here.

The ice cream festival will also take place across it’s other two venues, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie.