No matter the season, Christchurch folk absolutely go wild for a little gelato. From soft-served to sorbet and gelato, we’ve narrowed down seven of the best ice cream places in Christchurch to indulge on your frozen preference this season.
1. Rollickin Gelato
This is 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 which is a seasonal favourite. With plenty of choices, you’ll be extremely satisfied. We recommend ordering the glorious OTT Banana Split Sunday or else a combination such as waffles and ice cream, topped with 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 in Little High Eatery. Read all about it here. Perfect for summer.
📍255 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
4. Fuse Real Fruit Ice Cream
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 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
5. The Gelato Lab
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
6. Ice Cream Charlie
Another one of the best ice cream shops to cool down this season in Christchurch. Enjoy creamy flavours such as vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, passionfruit and more, all locally sourced.
📍91 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
7. The Berry Shop
Ice Cream enthusiasts will adore this place which only opens during the summer. Feel healthy while diving into a range of berry concoctions and ice cream. Think berry boats, raspberry sundaes, soft-served fruity ice cream, and much more, all smothered in toppings. (Not opening for summer 2022/2023 but they plan to open again)
📍 434 Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand