Much like the rest of the world, we can’t get enough of this sugary viscous frozen dessert, so we’ve put together our favourite ice creams edit for your indulgence just in time for summer:

Whether you make it yourself or prepare to stand in a queue for it, there’s no doubting the world’s ever-growing obsession with ice cream. From sorbet and affogato to gelato, this icy treat has been passed down for generations. Here are our favourites:


Blackberry, Coriander and Granadilla Ice Cream

Rich, fruity and with a little hit of spice, this ice cream goes down a treat.



Rhubarb, Guava and Rosewater Ice Cream

Smooth and aromatic, this a recipe deserving of your attention.



Cauliflower, Coconut and White Chocolate Ice Cream

Don’t be put off by the idea of veggies in your dessert! This one’s a true winner – and health(ier) to boot!



We headed out to find some of the Cape’s best gelato offerings (I know – tough job!) and with so many wonderful, whimsical places on offer, we had to whittle it down to a few. Take a peek at some of the best spots to find your scoop in the Mother City here.




Smoothies and ice lollies may not count as ice cream per se, but frozen yoghurt can be used as a delicious summer alternative. Try this Berry Lolly and this divine Three Layer Smoothie Recipe. And then of course there’s the no-eat, only-to-look-at version with this ice cream inspired decor.

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Eat your heart out this summer!



Enjoy Ice Cream For Everyone

coverThe Summer Issue edition of ELLE DECORATION South Africa is on shelves from November 30th at your nearest magazine retailer. Featuring festive eats, cooling cocktails and all your must-have outdoor décor ideas, it’s your breezy summer respite. Pick up your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #SummerIssue #DECOselfie