I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Is there anything better than an ice cream on a hot Adelaide day? (Or any day really?!) We have collated the best spots in Adelaide & beyond to enjoy a delicious ice cream treat (tough gig, we know!) Whether you’re into classic flavours like vanilla, chocolate or rum & raisin, or like something a bit spesh (Fruchocs ice cream anyone?) we have done the hard work for you and found the best spots to visit. Plus, does anything make your kids behave better than the promise of an ice cream at the end of the day? We didn’t think so. Now for the big question Adelaide ice cream fans: cup or cone?
Here’s our pick of THE BEST Icecream in Adelaide.
Gelatissimo Glenelg, Adelaide + Norwood
Here is an iconic spot where there is often a little line out of the door. Don’t worry, it moves fast and at the front of that line, you’ll probably find us, having trouble deciding between all the flavours. There are so many and theyare all so so so good. Will it be Lychee and Guava? Funfetti Birthday Cake? Biscoff? Or something a little more traditional, like Boysenberry? This is also where you’ll find Fruchoc icecream. No artificial colours or flavours just makes it that bit better too! Know why else we love them? They seem to alway be launching fun new limited time flavours, like the current ‘Turtles Mutant Mayhem range. Delicious and so fun for the kids!
For their many locations & more info, head to their website.
48 Flavours Adelaide, Trinity Gardens, Paralowie + Hyde Park
We have been long time fans of 48 Flavours, ever since they opened their doors here in Adelaide. And what’s not to love? South Australian owned, made using local produce….technically it’s gelato, but we are not going to let a technicality stop us from trying every single one of the 48 offerings. Find them in Adelaide, Paralowie, Hyde Park & Trinity Gardens. (Try the pineapple sorbet…trust us!).
Coco Cacao – Henley Beach
This is a seriously underrated cafe that serves great milkshakes, coffee and GELATO! It is all made right here in Adelaide, they have a great range of flavours, including several dairy free.
Head in there for delicious cool treats and great service!
Bottega Gelateria – Glenelg + Henley Beach
What an aesthetically pleasing store. (Very Insta-worthy!) Kids will love this store because they can look through a window & actually watch the ice cream being made! Should you get the chocolate added inside the cone? Yes, yes you should. Trust us. Located in Glenelg & also Henley Beach. Check out their Instagram.
Gelato Bello Glynde
Gelato the authentic Italian way since 1996. This place is the BOMB and you must try the lemon, because don’t all Gelato places live or die on their lemon gelato? Keep your eyes out on their IG page for their flavours of the month. Zabaglione over Christmas, Turkish Delight, Bounty…..yum! They have both indoor and outdoor seating and a killer dessert menu! We were stoked to see they still have banana as one of their gelato flavours – it’s rare to find these days!
Hokey Pokey Ice Cream & Lolly Shop, Stirling
You put your right foot in, you put your right foot…..oh hang on. Not that Hokey Pokey! A true family business run by Helen & Tim, Hokey Pokey is an ice cream & lolly shop in beautiful Stirling. Our hot (or freezing cold) tip? Ask if they have the Dark Chocolate Stratciatella available….yum!
See more of their specialities on their Instagram page.
Excuse the melty photo, our visit was on a hot day & our scoops were melting quicker than Olaf in the desert! However, we are BIG FANS of Willunga Gelato and they have just moved into their new location on Quinliven Road in the Aldinga Eco Village. It’s a great little setup complete with cubby & umbrellas. Their batches are limited but that means the quality is out of this world! They also use local, seasonal Fleurieu produce so they have delicious local flavours. (Made in Willunga, but located in Aldinga). Hint: Give the Salted Caramel flavour a go if it’s there on the day of your visit. YUM.
You’ll find St Louis cafes dotted all over Adelaide serving up delicious ice cream & great coffee, however this time we went along to their first gelato store, located on Jetty Road, Brighton.
You can have your cone filled with chocolate, even the cute mini cones! This store serves up more “adult” flavours such as pistachio & hazelnut, however the kids will still love them! They also have some delish vegan options in the sorbet.
Adelaide Hills Icecream
Adelaide Hills Ice Cream is Adelaide’s coolest Ice Cream van. Share the ice cream van experience with your guests at your event. So much fun, everyone loves ice cream and create memories to last a lifetime.
Get in touch with them next time you need some delicious ice cream at your event or party – the van is super cute and the ice cream is AMAZING. Make sure you give the sherbet a try!
We can’t do an Adelaide Icecream feature without including Golden North can we? Proudly South Australian made and owned for over 95 years you’ll find their take home tubs, Swings and Giant Twins in IGA and Foodland across S.A and you’ll also see their range at Golden North Kiosks around the place. They also do some great dairy free flavours.
Shibui Dessert Bar
Ok, so there is ice cream, then there is Shibui Ice Cream. It is honestly NEXT LEVEL! You’ll find them in Grote Street in the city, but you’ll also find them popping up at events all over Adelaide, so keep your eyes peeled. We’re talking ice cream with fairy floss, redskin flavour ice cream, ice cream with toasted marshmallows. It’s just SO GOOD & so insta-worthy! Definitely a super special treat that the kids (& big kids) will love! Check them out.
Coffee Barn & Gelateria, Moonta
This is such a fun, quirky place & whenever we talk to people about their favourite ice cream places, this one in Moonta always pops up! Find out more on their Facebook page.
Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt Glenelg, Norwood + City
Self-serve frozen yogurt made from fresh fruit & produce daily. Yo-Chi yogurt contains live & active cultures for optimum inner health and they have dairy/gluten-free and vegan options.
Henley Breeze Cafe
Home-made sorbet and gelato. Made in store with fresh, quality produce. Our kids can’t go past the Bubblegum flavour.
Just meters from the beach at 303 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
Barossa Beans & Cream
Who said wine regions are boring for kids?! Barossa Beans and Cream, with their multi award winning artisan gelato and sorbet is located in the main street of Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa Valley.We LOVED the blueberry and were intrigued by the purple taro. Using the finest of local produce this place is Barossa owned and Barossa grown! You’ll also find all of your other regular favourite flavours plus more and you can expect the highest quality here. Pretty decent coffee too! For all their latest flavours & opening hours, head to their Instagram.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is awesome for so many delicious reasons….chocolate, wine, an onsite cafe & of course ICE CREAM! This place definitely needs to go on your itinerary for your next trip to the Barossa. They have 22 gelato & sorbet flavours, all made in-house with local ingredients. Don’t leave without trying the Peach & Mango Sorbet!
For all the info & to make you drool, head to their website.
Copenhagen – Port Noarlunga
Yes, the line may be out the door on a hot night, but with good reason! Copenhagen make all their ice cream in store, so it is super fresh with a HUGE range of flavours. It’s not just ice cream either – they have donuts, coffee plus a range of decadent dessert treats. If you can’t get to Port Noarlunga, they also have stores in Brighton, Henley Beach, Semaphore & Mount Gambier.