Ice cream season has landed.
A glorious ice cream on a lovely summer day is just the energy booster we all need. And, Christchurch folk absolutely go wild for a little gelato. Though, it can be difficult to pinpoint where to go for our moneys worth. From soft-served to sorbet, and gelato, we’ve narrowed down a few spots where you and your mates have plenty of frozen preferences. Check out five of the best ice cream places in Christchurch.
Indeed, this is Christchurch’s favourite ice cream parlor, 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 seasonal changes and an excellent array of indulging pairings. Likewise, gelato 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, for some extra indulgence, pair your choice of ice cream with a scrumptious waffle, smothered in plenty of goodies. Certainly, this will satisfy your soul on a warm summers day.
📍 15 Wakefield Avenue, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
If you love frozen yoghurt, you need to head to this spot during the summer, which serves the most delicious 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, you can expect rich gelato like caramelised fig, chili chocolate, salted caramel, to name a few.
📍 5/132 Opawa Road, Opawa, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
5. The Berry Shop
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