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November 02, 2012

Top 10 ice cream spots in Cape Town

Get your ice cream fix in Cape Town this summer! Photo courtesy TheCulinaryGeek

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... ice cream!

There is nothing as tasty and quintessentially summer as licking a three-scoop ice cream, dripping down the cone, while walking along the beachfront on a gorgeous day in Cape Town.

Whether you’re into vanilla, strawberry, chocolate or more exotic flavours, you’re sure to find your creamy fix at the following spots in the Mother City:

Sinful Ice Cream Emporium

For an illicitly sweet adventure set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, head down to the Sinful Ice Cream Emporium in Camps Bay.

Their range of sweet delights includes Out of Africa, a heavenly concoction of koeksisters (braided syrup-coated doughnuts) and Amarula liqueur, so get down there now!

Location: The Promenade Centre, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Contact: +27 (0)21 438 3541

Gelato Mania

Mama Mia, this ice cream parlour in Green Point is good!

Gelato Mania serves 30 distinctive flavours, with an eye on dietary requirements, including healthy fruit-only options.

Location: 65 Main Road, Green Point

Contact: +27 (0)21 439 2074

Häagen-Dazs

The decadent queen of ice cream returns to the V&A Waterfront's Food Court with a delectable flourish as devotees indulge in old favourites such as mint chocolate, vanilla chocolate chip and cookies and cream, while exploring the new taste sensations of salted caramel truffle and more.

Location: Food Court, V&A Waterfront

Contact: +27 (0) 21 421 0744  

Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Myög Frozen Yoghurt

For lip-smacking goodness with a healthy twist, try Kloof Street's ice cool Myög Frozen Yoghurt. Though there are only two flavours, vanilla and chocolate, available, you can spruce things up with oreo biscuits, jelly babies and more as toppings.

Location: 103 Kloof Street, Gardens

Website: www.myog-frozen-yogurt.com

Eastern Food Bazaar

For a dairy sensation with a spicy difference, the kulfi at the aromatic Eastern Food Bazaar in the city centre is an absolute summer must-have!

Location: 96 Longmarket Street, Cape Town

Contact: +27(0) 21461 2458

Website: www.easternfoodbazaar.co.za

The Creamery

Handmade, mostly organic and good for you, the ice cream made by The Creamery ensures your guilt-free indulgence.

For a taste of their sweet treats, buy online, pop into their cafe at Shop 4, Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands or catch them at their Neighbourgoods Market and EarthFair Food Market stalls. 

Location: Mowbray and surrounds

Email: hello@thecreamery.co.za

Website: www.thecreamery.co.za

Mozart Ice Cream Classics

Like its musical namesake, the sweet tones of Mozart Ice Cream Classics are just too good to miss out on.

Location: Cavendish Square, Claremont

Contact: +27 (0)86 110 5724

Website: www.mozart.co.za

Ice Dream

For an authentic Italian gelato experience, drop by the Ice Dream in Hout Bay.

With 16 tempting flavours to choose from, this is the gelateria to visit on a summer’s day.

Location: Homeleigh Place, Main Road, Hout Bay

Contact: +27 (0)21 790 2496

The Ice Café

The golden oldies reign supreme at Kalk Bay’s quaint Ice Café. Pop in for your favourites such as Rum and Raisin, Blueberry and Cream and more.

Location: Main Road, Kalk Bay

Contact: +27 (0)21 788 4816

Ice Cream Ninjas

Be schooled in the fabulous art of ice cream mixing by the martial arts skills-wielding ninjas at the Ice Cream Ninjas parlour in Tyger Valley.

Visit their brightly coloured dojo/ice cream bar and choose from more than 100 000 yummy combinations for your ultimate ice cream dream.

Location: Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, 102 Edward Street , Bellville

Website: www.icecreamninjas.co.za

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