No matter the season, Wellington folk absolutely go wild for a little gelato. And it just so happens that World Ice Cream Day is July 17. From soft-served to sorbet and gelato, we’ve narrowed down a six of the best ice cream places in Wellington to indulge on your frozen preference.
1. Kaffee Eis
This delicious chain blends New Zealand and European gelato to create fusion flavours, giving the most iconic taste. With a variety of rich gourmet 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.
📍 Various Locations
Home to some of the most instagrammable food dishes in Wellington, we recommend trying the bizarre 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. 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 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.
📍 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, 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
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried one of the best freakshakes in Wellington. These monstrous, creative ice cream shakes, smothered in goodies, are the most instagrammable thing you will ever lay eyes on. From Chocolate, Cookies, After Eight, Unicorn and more – The folks here cater for all mankind.
📍 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 for summer!
📍 Mobile vendor, Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand