No matter the season, Wellington folk absolutely go wild for a little gelato. From soft-served to sorbet and gelato, we’ve narrowed down six of the best ice cream shops in Wellington to indulge on your frozen preference this season.
1. Kaffee Eis
This chain blends New Zealand and European gelato to create fusion flavours, giving the most pleasurable 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
2. Zelati Dessert Café
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 sweeties. Possibly, the most soul-satisfying ice cream place in Wellington.
📍 116 Cuba Street Left Bank Arcade, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. Duck Island Ice Cream
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
4. Gelissimo Gelato
This award-winning shop have produced over 300 flavours of handcrafted artisan gelato and always offer something new to try. From dark chocolate, strawberry, milk and cookies, dulce de leche, and all your usual favourites, you’ll be treated to pure rich ice cream. Order yourself three delightful scoops in a cone or tub, because it will be totally worth the calories. Otherwise, purchase 1 litre or 5 litre tubs for at home later.
📍 11 Cable Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. The Enormous Crocodile And Shake
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 dozens more – The folks here cater for all mankind.
📍 5/22 Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Roaming Yeti
These folks only pop up during the summer months. Expect plenty of new and inventive flavours and creations with the likes of vanilla, salted caramel, mint chocolate, to name a few. Keep an eye on their page for an opening date this season.
📍 Mobile vendor, Te Aro, Wellington 6021, New Zealand