No matter the season, Aucklanders absolutely go wild for a little gelato. From soft-served to sorbet and gelato, we’ve narrowed down seven of the best ice cream shops in Auckland to indulge on your frozen preference this season.
Send your tastebuds on an adventure at this 5-star chain. Known for experimenting with unusual flavours, expect something a little diverse. Think blueberry buttermilk ice cream cake, flavours like maple honeycomb almonds, gluten-free orange blossom chocolate chip, and the vegan black stick rice as well as ice cream sandwiches. No matter your preference, you will leave satisfied.
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Another ice cream shop known for experimenting with flavours and coming up with whimsical inventions. For instance, they’ve got gluten-free selfie cones, squid-like cones, wearable cones, gelato such as coconut cream and Afghan cookies, to name a few. Excitingly, Giapo kitchen is home to one of the world’s best desserts. So, be sure to give that one a try while you are there.
📍 12 Gore Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Indulge on handmade rolled Asian ice cream from this hotspot. Think flavours like oreo white chocolate, Turkish delight and more. Alternatively, top unique bubble waffles or burgers with rolled ice cream for a decadent pairing. Add a milkshake for the ultimate food porn.
184 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
4. Little Lato
Expect lots of innovative gelato flavours from this award-winning place. Think hazelnut chocolate, salted butterscotch, Nutella croissants and plenty of seasonal favourites. The folks down here cater for dietary requirements, so nobody in your gang will feel left out.
📍 Auckland Fish Markets 22 Jellicoe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Another unmissable dessert shop to visit this season. From OTT sundaes to bizarre candy chocolate ice cream cups and some of the most iconic freakshakes in Auckland…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each dessert can be topped with a never-ending list of treats, from cakes to biscuits and more.
📍 279 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Devour famous gigantic real strawberry ice creams at this scrumptious off-the-beaten-track parlor. If strawberry isn’t your thing, they’ve got heaps of gelato and sorbet flavours. The perfect pit stop if you’re on a day trip out that way soon!
📍 505 State Highway, Kumeu, North-West, Auckland
Settle your cravings by ordering a personalised super deal tub at this spot. Select your choice of three flavours, such as fudge brownies or yummy vegan options like salted passionfruit, chocolate numbers like mint chocolate truffle, to name a few.
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