No matter the season, Christchurch folk absolutely go wild for a little gelato. And it just so happens that World Ice Cream Day is July 17. From soft-served to sorbet and gelato, we’ve narrowed down a six of the best ice cream places in Christchurch to indulge on your frozen preference.
Christchurch’s favourite ice cream shop that serves some of the most instagrammable dishes in town. Whatever ice cream you’re after, these guys are guaranteed to have it, along with many unique seasonal changes and an excellent selection of indulging pairings. Plus, ice cream is available for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan dieters.
📍 Various Locations
2. Utopia Ice
Delight in rich and decadent gelato and soft-served ice cream from this 5-star hotspot. With plenty of choices, you’ll be extremely satisfied. We recommend ordering the glorious OTT banana split Sunday or else a pairing like waffles, ice cream and goodies. Certainly, a soul-satisfying treat this weekend.
📍 15 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
3. Paleta Bar
This new ice cream shop serves irresistible ice cream pops and other treats. Read all about it here.
(closed for winter) If you love frozen yoghurt, this is the perfect place during the summer to indulge on soft-served fruity ice cream. How it works is that you select between bases of vanilla, frozen yoghurt or chocolate ice cream, and pick a flavour, such as mixed berry, passionfruit or Nutella, topped with your choice of toppings, to create the ultimate ice cream combination.
📍 73 Cashmere Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Send your tastebuds on an Italian adventure at this lovely gelato shop. Known for experimenting with flavours, adding Kiwi twists, and giving out good portion sizes…you’ll be in your element. With an ever-changing menu, expect rich gelato like caramelised fig, chili chocolate, salted caramel, to name a few.
📍 5/132 Opawa Road, Opawa, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
Ice Cream enthusiasts will adore this place that only opens during the summer months. You can feel healthy while diving into an array of ice cream and berry concoctions. Think berry boats, raspberry sundaes, soft-served fruity ice cream, and much more, all smothered in toppings. Indeed, you can’t miss this spot during ice cream season in Christchurch.
📍 434 Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand