Gelato Goodness

Ice Cream in Bendigo

Satisfy your craving for quality gelato ice cream in Bendigo, Victoria! Specially imported from ‘Lello Gelato. Come and experience some of the creamiest and most mouth-watering flavours of gelato ice cream. We are sure it will leave you craving for more!

Experience the joy and happiness of this amazing Australian-made ice cream at the HippoTea Café! This market-leading gelato is made from real fruits, nuts and generous inclusions. This is what makes our gelato so good, it can only be a ‘Lello!

We frequently import different flavours of ice cream, so do pop by, and check out what flavours we have in stock! Our bestselling flavours include:



Lello's Rainbow Gelato offers a fun, colourful and tasty dessert perfect for any celebration. The creamy, soft and luscious texture will leave you wanting a second scoop! Banana & Bubblegum  flavour, not just for the kids!


Golden Gaytime

Lello's handmade caramel sauce is perfectly browned to make the most delicious gooey ripple you could imagine! A cornerstone of Australian culture, It is a toffee and vanilla ice cream with a chocolate swirl, and draped with biscuits crumb.



Lello crafted the ultimate Cookies and Cream by ensuring that every single ingredient is the best it can be. Premium Oreo cookies crushed and folded gently into rich vanilla ice cream. Making the perfect Cookies and Cream ice cream is nearly as much fun as eating it.


Salted Caramel

Another handmade caramel sauce perfectly browned to make the most delicious gooey ripple you could imagine! Lusciously sticky ribbons of golden caramel sauce and scatterings of crunchy caramel nuggets, perfectly balanced with salt makes the Salted Caramel Gelato a real hit.

Check out our menu! Enjoy a serving of gelato ice cream together with our snacks in Bendigo, Victoria

Did you know?

Ice cream and gelato are sometimes used interchangeably, as they both refer to frozen desserts that are popular with the young and old. Gelato stands for “frozen” in Italian whereas Ice Cream is an American term. They are also made differently, with ice cream having a higher fat content. Gelato, on the other hand, is silkier in texture and denser than ice cream. It is our favourite type of frozen dessert as it is rich and flavourful, with lesser fat content!



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