Where to Find the Best Ice Cream Spiders in Melbourne This Summer
There's nothing like a good ice cream spider - and even the homebrand-ice-cream-cheap-softdrink versions ping at the nostalgia so taste exactly like childhood. Who doesn't love the creamy edge a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream gives to a bubbly soda pop? I for one think it's a marriage made in heaven and people should drink more of them.
Fortunately for us, Melbourne does extremely good ice cream spiders (or floats, whatever you want to call it!) in some of the diners and ice cream shops around the city. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary (or your no-name ice cream container in the freezer is empty), head on out to these spots and grab a frosty one.
Tuck Shop Takeaway
Indulge in a burger + spider at your leisure at Tuck Shop Takeaway. But not just any spider - go for a 90s Clear Cola, Raspberry, Ginger, Smoka Cola, 1950s Creamed Soda, Lemonade or Passiona with a generous scoop of house-made vanilla ice cream, all for a whopping $6.
Find it: 273 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North
Soda Rock Diner
Formerly Johnny Rockets, Soda Rock Diner has had a bit of an overhaul, but still serves up the ice cream floats of yesteryear. Creamy vanilla ice cream melts in your choice of Coke, Blue Heaven, Raspberry Lemonade, Root Beer, Fanta, Lime, and Dr Pepper will set you back $8.95, and Cherry Soda and Cherry Coke options are an extra $2.
Find it: The Jam Factory, 10/500 Chapel St, South Yarra
Another one of Melbourne's favourite retro ice-creameries, Kenny Lover in Thornbury is the place to grab a creamy milkshake, tasty chips or one of their 3 legendary spider flavours: Rhubarb soda with coconut ice cream, Cola with blackberry ripple, Blood orange with pistachio ice cream - yum!
Find it: 796 High Street, Thornbury
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