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Dairy Bell Ice Creamery

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Published December 10th 2012
Update June 19th 2017
Closed and demolished, shop relocated to 89 Chadstone Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145

Rich ice cream straight from the factory
Enjoy hearty fresh ice cream straight from the factory at Dairy Bell. Perhaps best recognised from their supermarket stocked tubs of ice cream, Dairy Bell has their own outlets where they serve old favourites alongside new flavours they are trialling. Long a favourite among Melburnians, Dairy Bell has won countless awards for their scrumptious ice cream.

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The Dairy Bell ice cream factory in Malvern East.


There are a smattering of Dairy Bell stores in Melbourne, but for an extra nostalgic ice cream visit the Malvern East store which is connected to the factory. The second you walk in, you'll notice that the smell of ice-cream dominates the store.

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Standard ice cream cone from Dairy Bell.


There is a downside to their popularity, however- they often run out of flavours, and it's always the flavour that you want. The first time I went there, they had 'just run out' of my first, second and third flavour preferences.

Particularly on hot days, the Dairy Bell store is always busy and there are usually plenty of children nagging their parents for particular desserts. Fortunately there are always a few staff on duty and service is quick.

You can devour your ice cream inside the store, or venture outside to a secluded, shady garden area. With white cast iron chairs, benches and tables, the area is quaint although in a state of slight disrepair. You might also want to watch out for the birds inhabiting the courtyard's trees, which may try to sneak a little extra 'topping' onto your ice cream!

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The courtyard attached to the Malvern East Dairy Bell.


I ordered a banana split, which at $7.50 includes three flavours of ice cream from their menu and an entire banana. Sadly, it was impossible to finish. While there is nothing to set apart Dairy Bell from other ice creameries, their ice cream is always smooth and sweet with generous serving sizes. Certainly worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Banana split from Dairy Bell.
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Why? For ice cream that always tastes fresh and creamy.
When: 10am - 9pm Sunday - Wednesday, 9am - 9pm Thursday, 9am - 10pm Friday - Saturday.
Phone: 9571 0008
Where: 60 Belgrave Road, East Malvern 3145.
Cost: Under $5 for a small ice cream
Your Comment
Where can I buy Dairy Bell Lite Polyunsaturated:No Added Sugar? I live in Kuranda, near Cairns in Far North Queensland?
by gmmck (score: 0|4) 2374 days ago
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
by Suzanne Fagan (score: 1|20) 2501 days ago
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! where are you studying Journalism?
by Suzanne Fagan (score: 1|20) 2501 days ago
The Dairy Bell Organic icecream is one of the best, not too sweet and just basic ingredients. Available at Thomas Dux and probably elsewhere.
by jlhoc (score: 1|16) 2499 days ago
Gotta love Dairy Bell. We go to the Bundoora store. Always get something nice and yummy. The baby-size cone is enough for me. My daughter gets through the kid-size one. They do a roaring trade in banana splits. And it's open till 11ish. It's cheap too. As long as you're not wanting something exotic like lychee/ pistachio/green tea you will be happy.
by caz13 (score: 2|159) 2496 days ago
yum!!! That banana split looks so good.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2492 days ago
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