Even when it’s cold outside, we love a delicious bowl or cone filled with ice-cream. Here’s our pick of the top ice-cream spots in your city.
The Creamery is Cape Town’s handmade ice cream gem. The flavours for September include Toasted Coconut, Roasted Apple & Ginger and Citrus Blossom among others.
Where: am – pm Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands and Park Road, Mouille Point
When: 10 am – 11 pm (Tues – Sun)
The Ice Cafe
A day in Kalk Bay wouldn’t be complete without a stop at The Ice Cafe. This old school parlour has a menu of ice cream and sorbet that’s bursting with flavour from Pistachio to Belgian Chocolate. Not to mention, the perfect seaside location.
Where: 93 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Bay Area
When: 10 am – 5 pm (Mon – Fri) and 9 am – 6 pm (Sat – Sun)
This delightful store makes traditional artisanal gelato, along with special banting and diabetic friendly ice creams! Their chocolate hazelnut, yoghurt berry crunch, and after 8 mint flavours are all absolutely fantastic!
Where: 65 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
When: 12:45 – 10:30 pm (Mon – Thurs); 12:45 – 11:00 pm (Fri); 11:45 am – 11:00 pm (Sat); 11:45 am – 9:00 pm (Sun)
Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream
This ice cream parlour has a dozen flavours on offer from Roasted Banana to old favourite Cookies & Cream. Plus, if you’re vegan or perhaps looking for an alcohol-infused creation, Paul’s got you covered!
The new Parkhurst store is perfectly positioned for a sweet treat after a meal or a few drinks in the 4th Avenue strip.
Where: Shop 019, 75 4th Avenue, Melville or The Zone @ Rosebank, 177 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, 22 4th Avenue, Parkhurst (corner 10th street)
When: Daily 8 am – 7 pm
For some real traditional Italian-style gelato head over to Trieste Café in Greenside. Their superb icy sweet treats are made with the upmost precision and care, and taste absolutely a must. The Turkish delight flavour is an absolute must!
Where: 40 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg
When: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Tues to Sun)
This well-loved Italian spot in Joburg is known to serve up delicious spoonfuls of authentic Italian ice cream or sorbet. Every flavour is handmade at the restaurant for fresh, flavourful scoops.
Where: 269 Glover Ave, De Hoewes
When: 9 am – 10 pm (Mon – Sat) and 9 am – 3 pm (Sun)
ERA Ice Cream
Penny Fitchet was a top 10 Masterchef finalist in 2014 who has decided to bring her talents to delicious ice cream that’s homemade at ERA. The retro parlour offers a large selection of flavours including Salted Caramel and Lemon Meringue.
You can also order rum and raisin or coffee liqueur where the alcohol is not just in the name.
Where: Cowey Centre, 118 Cowie Road, Morningside
When: 9 am – 5 pm (Mon – Sun)
Mozart Ice Cream Classics
Grab a cool treat at the Gateway creamery, with masterfully made ice cream available in flavours from Chappies bubble gum, to Milky Way white chocolate. If you want a real treat, try the Mozart Symphony flavour.
Where: Ground Floor, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga
When: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm (Mon – Sun)