Posted on 1/2/2024

Best Places for delicious ice cream in Cape Town

Discover Cape Town's finest ice cream spots for a delightful summer indulgence. Below are some of Cape Town's best ice cream shops.


Discover Serendipity, a hidden gem nestled in the vibrant Belvedere Square. With a bold and vibrant menu, this charming local creamery offers an exquisite selection of artisanal ice creams, authentic Italian gelato, and luscious sorbets. Immerse yourself in the cozy, family-friendly ambiance and indulge in extraordinary creations like Boeber, Baklava or Signature S'more-flavored ice creams. Serendipity also caters to dietary restrictions with their dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free sorbet options.


Ice Dream

Experience the ultimate delight of "old-school," family-run Italian gelato at Ice Dream - a beloved destination in Hout Bay since 1993. Every scoop is crafted in-store with the freshest ingredients, ensuring an unforgettable taste. Indulge in classic flavors like Stracciatella or savor tantalizing sorbets in lemon, sour cherry, raspberry, litchi, and pink grapefruit. Be surprised by occasional unique flavors that make an appearance. On top of that, Ice Dream offers vegan and banting gelato options.


Milk Beach

Experience a delightful culinary adventure at Milk Beach, a charming local gem nestled in the heart of Cape Town's vibrant surfing suburb, Muizenberg. They invite you to indulge in a delectable array of golden brown Belgian waffles, decadent shakes, and cotton candy cones topped with unicorn-inspired creations. Whether you have a sweet tooth or follow a vegan lifestyle, their menu caters to all preferences, offering a range of delightful options.


Ditto Ice Cream & Waffle House

Ditto is the leading plant-based ice cream parlour in Cape Town. They pride themselves on crafting luxurious vegan treats that are purely derived from plants. Using oat milk and fresh ingredients, they create signature flavours such as Passionella, Marvellous Mango, and Very Vanilla. Alternatively, indulge in their Dreamy Cookies and Creamy, Hunkin Chunkin Chocolate, Peanut Butter Bomb, or the Flavor of the Month. Customize your own decadent waffle masterpiece, accentuated with a choice of 20 delightful toppings. Embrace the element of surprise as they rotate their 30 flavours every two weeks, ensuring each visit is a fresh and exciting experience.


Venezia Ice Cream

Discover the charm of Venezia, a retro-style ice cream parlour tucked away in the enchanting neighbourhood of Sea Point. Boasting a rich heritage as one of Cape Town's oldest Italian ice cream parlours, Venezia invites you to savour the delights of their creamy, buttery gelato. Crafted with the utmost care and using locally sourced ingredients, our gelato flavours include honey and hazelnut, black cherry nougat, toffee fudge, and more. Treat yourself to affordable, authentic Italian indulgence this summer holiday season.


Kristen's Kick-Ass Ice Cream

A delightful and exceptional small batch churnery aimed at brightening up your day. With a devoted fanbase, their ice cream embodies the true essence of quality and taste. At their various citywide locations, you can indulge in over 40 delectable flavours inspired by the season, including classics like brownies, cookies and cream, and novel creations such as almond brittle and peppermint bark. Handcrafted with utmost care, their ice cream is made in small batches using locally sourced dairy and premium, sustainable ingredients from Africa. While most of their offerings feature milk, cream, and sugar, they also cater to sugar-free and vegan preferences.


Ice Cream Vanni Plain

A proudly Cape Town ice cream company located in Strandfontein. Our gourmet ice creams are named after the beloved local areas of Westridge, Portland, Rocklands, and Beacon Valley, paying homage to our roots in the Mother City.



This Cape Town favourite is on a mission to spread pure happiness through the art of ice cream, with many locations across the Cape. Delight in enticing flavours like white chocolate with lemon-infused olive oil, beetroot chocolate ginger, and Medjool dates with orange blossom. They also offer vegan options to cater to different preferences.


Visit these exceptional ice cream spots to treat yourself to a summer of pure indulgence and joy.

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