Ice cream season has landed.
A glorious ice cream on a lovely summer day is just the energy booster we all need. And, Wellingtonians absolutely go wild for a little gelato. Though, it can be difficult to pinpoint where to go for our moneys worth. From soft-served to sorbet, and gelato, we’ve narrowed down a few spots where you and your mates have plenty of frozen preferences. Check out 6 of the best ice cream places in Wellington.
1. Kaffee Eis
This well-known chain is found across New Zealand. Their delicious ice cream blends New Zealand fusion with European flavours, giving the most iconic taste. With a variety of rich gourmet gelato and sorbetto flavours, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Wonderfully, their fruit gelato is water-based so they can cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan dieters. Indeed, after a long hot summer day, this is where you’ll want to be.
📍 Various Locations
Home to some of the most instagrammable food dishes in Wellington, we recommend trying the bizarre but glorious OTT dessert sundaes. For instance, the Mango Float is made of layers of real mango sorbet, crushed biscuits, brown sugar, vanilla gelato, topped with other goodness. Meanwhile, the popular Halo-Halo comes with vanilla coconut and purple sorbet, banana oat milk and dulce de leche gelato, topped with coconut strands, puffed rice and more. Possibly, the most soul-satisfying ice cream place on our list.
📍 116 Cuba Street Left Bank Arcade, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Send your tastebuds on an adventure at this 5-star hotspot. Known for experimenting with unusual flavours, you can expect something a little diverse to cool you down. Think blueberry buttermilk cake, maple honeycomb almonds, the gluten-free orange blossom chocolate chip, and the vegan black stick rice, to name a few flavours. No matter your preference, you and your gang will leave satisfied.
📍 168 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This award-winning spot have produced over 300 flavours of hand-crafted artisan gelato, with something new always on the menu. From dark chocolate, to strawberry, milk and cookies, dulce de leche, and all your usual favourites, you’ll be treated to nothing but pure rich ice cream. Order yourself three delightful scoops in a cone or tub, because it will be totally worth the calories. Otherwise, you can purchase a 1 litre or 5 litre tub for at home later.
📍 11 Cable Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Why not cool yourself down with one of the best freakshakes in Wellington. These monstrous, creative ice cream shakes, smothered in goodies, are the most insta-worthy thing you will ever lay eyes on. From Chocolate, Cookies, After Eight, Unicorn and more – The folks here cater for all mankind. Head over to their Instagram where you’ll end up pining for a summer visit.
📍 5/22 Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Roaming Yeti
These folks hibernate in the winter, so you’ll only catch their delicious ice cream sandwiches in the summertime. Our mouths are watering at the picture above. Think vanilla chocolate chip, raspberry, salted caramel and peanut butter, mint chocolate, to name a few. Likewise, you can expect an array of new items as they enjoy being inventive with flavouring. Be sure to keep this Wellington ice cream spot on your radar!
📍 Mobile vendor, Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand