Top Ice Cream Spots In Joburg


It’s summer! So, what are you doing indoors? It’s time to get out there, enjoy the amazing weather, do a little exploring in the city and delight your senses with something sweet, creamy and crumbly, oozing with whipped cream and tasty toppings.

Plan B Dessertery

Their beyond beautiful and tasty bubble waffles come in nine different flavours with options like the Bees Knees with vanilla ice cream, chocolate honeycomb and caramel sauce; the Toffee Apple with double caramel ice cream, green apple chunks and candied nuts; and the Wimbledon with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, crushed meringue, cream and chocolate sauce. Another quirk at Plan B Dessertery is the bottled water. Decorated with unique illustrations by Durban designers, the bottles have become collector’s items and people go to Plan B specifically to get their hands on this artwork.

Details: Plan B Dessertery’s website | Facebook page

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Ciao — The Little Eatery

Hidden between Jamie’s Italian and The Venue, Ciao is a popular brunch and lunch kiosk run by a handful of passionate individuals. Above and beyond their signature Ciao Sandwich, this little hidden gem serves fresh bubble waffles made according to a traditional waffle recipe and crammed with extraordinary fillings.

Details: Facebook page | 010 007 4646

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream, Hyde Park

This one’s for the vegans! The son of an engineer and renowned photographer, Paul Ballen has expanded his backyard ice cream empire into a well-rounded business that now specialises in a range of vegan variations of their favourite dairy treat. Flavours include Caralishious Peanut Butter, Caralishious Vanilla Cinnamon and Caralishious Toasted Coconut. These are sugar-free, while other health-conscious options are sweetened with xylitol. They also serve up a multitude of regular ice cream flavours. Head over to the Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream bar on the lower level of Hyde Park Shopping Centre and get your fill!

Details: Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream’s website | 011 485 0104

Crumbs & Cream

So, what’s on the menu? Well, we’re glad you asked! Crumbs & Cream has a variety of brand-new sweet treats for you to try this spring. To start off the yummy lineup, welcome the delicious Cookie Dough to the Crumbs & Cream family. There’s nothing more comforting than biting into a frozen choc-chip cookie with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. You can indulge in this delectable goodie at *R43 per ice cream sandwich.

Details: Crumbs & Cream’s website | hello@crumbsandcream.co.za | 081 343 2761

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Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs has been in business for quite some time now, and they continue being one of the greatest in the ice cream business. Call them the ice cream dealers, because they have just the right fix for you. Founder, Reuben Mattus’ vision was to make the best ice cream in the world using high quality, carefully selected ingredients. They have a passion for perfection, and that’s exactly what you will taste once you try out their ice cream!

Details: Häagen-Dazs’ website | 0800 116 766

The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company

They are the first true pop-up ice cream parlour. Spot them in different locations such as Fourways Gardens on Wednesdays. Festival lover’s will be glad to know that they occasionally pop up at festivals around Joburg. So, if you want to taste their delicious treats, make sure you are always on the look out for where they will be next.

Details: The Kinkerbocker Ice Cream Company’s website | andrew.hollick@knickerbocker.co.za | 072 229 7122

Moody Cow Gelato & Coffee Co.

Ice cream lovers will be spoiled for choice once they get to this amazing ice cream and coffee haven. You can choose from a variety of delicious flavours ranging from the classics like Chocolate and Vanilla, to well-known Gelato flavours like Stracciatella (a blend of milk and chocolate) and Pistachio, to unique Moody Cow South African inspired flavours like Biltong, Melk Tert, Popcorn and Malva Pudding. So many options, good luck choosing one.

Details: Moody Cow’s website | clearwater@moodycow.co.za | 010 593 2740

Moody Cow Gelato & Coffee Co.

La Cremosa

This spot is bringing Italy closer to you by all means. We think you should try out their artisan Italian gelato because it is mind blowing. Honestly, the Pistachio ice cream that these guys create is enough to make you lose your mind and eat the whole tub (it happens, okay). La Cremosa even changed our mind about sorbet – we were never fans until we tried their mango and strawberry flavours… let’s just say we’re hooked!

Details: La Cremosa’s website | gelatolacremosa@gmail.com | 084 229 3994

Other Places To Find Ice Cream

And if you are looking for more places that have amazing ice cream, be sure to check out our Vegan Ice Cream spots, and this incredible ice cream spot that should be on your radar if you are a die-hard fan of ice cream.

Which Other Places To Look At For Ice Cream

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