The gelato geniuses at Messina are bringing back boxes of handmade, gelato-filled bon bons for another year to celebrate Mother’s Day. The colourful half-spheres come in nine gelato flavours, each one covered in tempered, hand-painted chocolate.

Flavours include Tea & Bikkies, made with Earl Grey tea gelato, shortbread and a caramel chocolate ganache; Black Forest with fondant gelato, cherries, kirsch cream and chocolate sponge; and a very boozy Tequila Sunrise featuring blood-orange sorbet, raspberry gel, tequila gel and grenadine-soaked sponge. Messina is also throwing in an ice pack and cooler bag to make sure your gift doesn’t melt on the journey to mum’s place. Or your place.

The special gifts go on sale online Wednesday April 17, for $49 per box, and orders can be picked up on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 to 12, at selected Gelato Messina locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

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