Auckland's Best Ice Cream Shops
When you want to take the kids out for ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt here are 25 of our favourite places to go in Auckland, New Zealand.
1. Duck Island Ice Cream
Auckland locations: 1/182 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby and Shop 8, 2-8 Osborne Street, Newmarket
More New Zealand locations: 300a Grey Street, Hamilton East and Shop 5, 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central
Duck Island has over 24 different flavours of ice cream and vegan ice cream on offer daily. Take home pints, ice cream tacos and sandwiches. Newmarket has a communal table and plenty of sheltered seating for the whole family. The Ponsonby Road store has lots of outdoor seating for the kids and limited indoor seating. Some of our favourite flavours are Fairy Bread and Salted Caramel Caco Crumb.
2. Takapuna Beach Cafe and Store
22 The Promenade, Takapuna Beach, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
Takapuna Beach Café looks out over the Waitemata Harbour, across to Rangitoto. You can eat in or get a gelato to go with your family to enjoy your ice cream with your feet in the sand.
3. Mangere Strawberry Farm
127 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, South Auckland
Opens from Labour weekend in October until the strawberry season finishes in summer.
Facebook: The Strawberry Farm
Fresh strawberry ice cream at the Mangere Strawberry Farm.
5. Island Gelato Company
Three Auckland ice cream shops:
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island;
4A 99 Quay Street, Ferry Building, Auckland CBD, Central Auckland AND
Shops S405 Level 4, Westfield, 309 Broadway, New Market Auckland
Handmade gelato from fresh ingredients, Allpress cffee & Best Ugly Bagels right in the heart of Oneroa, Waiheke Island
6. Charlies Gelato Garden
17 Sharp Road, Matakana, Warkworth, North Auckland.
Gelato hand made in Matakana using the best available ingredients. There are over 40 different flavours of gelato and sorbetto. Some is made from their fruit grown on the property. We especially like the outdoor courtyard with tables and chairs to enjoy your ice creams outside set by the grape vines.
7. St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro
387 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers
Get your Ice cream and Gelato opposite St Heliers beach. We recommend getting your ice cream to take away to enjoy across the road on one of the bench seats overlooking St Heliers beach or at a picnic table by the St Heliers Bay Park. Or you can order your dessert or ice cream off the menu to eat-in at the Bistro if it’s a wet day.
8. Sweet Red Strawberries
61 Bradly Road, Hellensville, North-West Auckland
Only open during summer
Freshly made strawberry ice cream at the family owned and operated strawberry farm. Vintage tractors for the kids to play on. Pick Your Own Strawberries begins on boxing day 26th of December each year.
21 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Central Auckland; 75 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay;155 Parnell Road, Parnell; 33-45 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore, Shop 4, 160 Broadway Street, Newmarket; 23a The Parade andBucklands Beach, East Auckland
Swiss ice cream mad with natural ingredients and no artifical additives or colours. The cream used in their ice cream come mostly from small family farms with about 25 cows which are located in the serenity of the Swiss Alps. Their cows are mostly kept in open stalls with regular access to lawns, fed primarily on grass, flowers and herbs.
Nathan Building, 36 Galway Street, Britomart,Auckland CBD and
12/14 McDonald Street, Morningside, Central Auckland
Miann is a luxury dessert restaurant offering unique desserts, sumptuous patisserie and magnificent sweets and of course ice creams. The Britomart store is perfect for watching the kids play in the water fountains in front of the store. The Morningside store has a relaxed courtyard area outside that families can enjoy. Plus it is next to their chocolate shop.
13. NZ Natural
Various Auckland locations:
2/35 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay
Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, Botany, East Auckland
Lynnmall Shopping Centre, 3058 Great North Road, New Lynn, West Auckland
Skycity Metro, 291 Queen Street, Aucklad CBD
Westcity, 7 Catherine Street, Henderson, Auckland
Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, St Lukes, Auckland
Westfield Manukau, Corner Great South Road & Wiri Station Road, Manukau
Westfield Albany, Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, North Shore
505 State Highway, Kumeu, North-West Auckland
Facebook page: Juicy
Ice cream shop with GIANT real fruit strawberry ice creams and freshly made gelato and sorbets with lots of flavours to choose from. We like the retro themed shop, plus there are beanbags, a tuk tuk and seating outside where your kids can enjoy their ice creams. Plus they have good coffee for the adults.
15. OOB Organic orchard shop
89 Jones Road, Omaha, Auckland
Located between Matakana and Omaha beach
The orchard shop is only open during summer
Visit the oob organic orchard gates in Omaha to experience a real taste of Kiwi summer. Enjoy fresh certified organic berry & soft-serve blend (available in dairy-free too) or indulge in delicious organic ice cream and ice blocks from a selection of mouth-watering flavours available at the orchard shop. There are also take-home punnets of fresh blueberries, handpicked from the orchard. Bring the whole family, pull up a bean bag, relax under the trees and indulge.
16. Joshua's Ice Cream
Yummy ice cream made with New Zealand grown and produced ingredients. There are a few small tables outside, but its only moments away from St Heliers beach where there are plenty of seats on the boardwalk to enjoy your ice cream.
18. Cheltenham Milk Bar
64 Vauxhaull Road, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland
Milk bar with fresh gelato icecreams. The mailk bar is only a few houses along Vauxhaull Road is Bath Street Reserve playground and Cheltenham beach, a perfect spot to enjoy your ice cream.
22. Whites & Co. Yoghurt STore
44 Te Aara Tahuhu Walkway, Britomart, Auckland
Facebook page: theyoghurtstore
Yummy frozen yoghurt. If it is a sunny day you can take it away and enjoy your ice cream on the bean bags in Takutai Square in Britomart and watch the kids play in the water fountains.
23. KiwiYo Self Serve Frozen Yoghurt
Various Auckland Locations:
588 Chapel Road, Botany, East Tamaki, Auckland
95 Tamaki Drive, Misison Bay, Auckland and
82 Hustmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore
Kids can serve their own KiwiYo frozen yoghurt and pick their own toppings and sauces. You pay by the weight, so it depends on how much you add on to how much it will cost.
24. Casa Del Gelato
Giapo makes amazing ice creams that are works of art. You can taste the different flavours before you decide which one to buy. Giapo no longer sell kids size ice creams, however its a place to visit for a special treat for your older kids or teens.