Summer days are about lounging next to the pool, reading good books, and spending quality time with family and friends. And ice cream, we must not forget about the ice cream! We took a look at the best ice cream spots in and around Cape Town for your indulgence this summer.
LECCA IL GELATO – STELLENBOSCH
This small ice cream parlour opened a few years ago and it just keeps getting better. What makes this place even more special is the fact that they are open until 11pm – perfect for stopovers after dinner on balmy nights.
FANNY CHANEL, SCHOON DE COMPANJE – STELLENBOSCH
Located in the artisanal grocer and restaurant, Schoon de Companje in Stellenbosch, Fanny Chanel is a hidden gem. The ingredients are all sourced from local farms and the ice cream is served in eco-friendly ice cream tubs with 100% degradable spoons. The chocolate and mint ice cream is a must-have – featuring real mint leaves and none of that artificial green colouring!
N2ICE CREAM LAB – PARKLANDS
If you are in the mood for something a little bit different, this ice cream stop is just the thing for you. Located in The Emporium Shopping Centre, next to Food Lover’s Market in Parklands, N2ice Cream Lab uses liquid nitrogen to create ice cream that is impossibly smooth.
MORO GELATO – WOODSTOCK
This authentic gelato salon is located in Woodstock. Their flavours are created using only the freshest ingredients and using authentic Italian traditions. They can be visited at their store, on Ravenscraig Road, Tuesday to Friday. Not to fret though, their gelato can also be sampled at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market on Saturdays. Plus, they make a banting option!
THE CREAMERY ICE CREAM COMPANY – NEWLANDS, SALT RIVER AND MOUILLE POINT
The Creamery is an oldie, but a goodie. With multiple flavours, you will be spoilt for choice. These flavours also change every month, so there is always a wonderfully tasty surprise awaiting you. Their December flavour of the month is blackberry.
Are you in the mood for a different type of ice cream? Then follow our coconut and cauliflower ice cream recipe.