Auckland's Best Ice Cream Shops
When you want to take the kids out for ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt here are 26 of our favourite places to go in Auckland, New Zealand.
1. Duck Island Ice Cream
Two 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. Two of our favourite Duck Island ice cream flavours are the 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 from The Store 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.
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Fresh strawberry ice cream at the Mangere Strawberry Farm.
4. Ollies Ice Cream Parlour
802 Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Central Auckland
Ollies opening on Valentines Day in 1973 and is still going strong. You can find Ollies Burgers & Ice Cream Parlour at the Royal Oak Roundabout.
5. Island Gelato Company
Three Auckland ice cream shops:
106b Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Gulf Islands;
4A 99 Quay Street, Ferry Building, Auckland CBD, Central Auckland;
124 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Central Auckland and
Shops S405 Level 4, Westfield, 309 Broadway, Newmarket, Central Auckland
Handmade gelato from fresh ingredients, Allpress coffee & Best Ugly Bagels right in the heart of Oneroa, Waiheke Island and in downtown Auckland by the Ferry Terminal. Or you can find then in Newmarket at either Osborne street or on the top floor of the Westfield Newmarket shopping centre.
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, Auckland
Get your Ice cream and Gelato at St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro which is directly 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 playground. 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. The Gelato Workshop
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 and Bucklands 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, 37 Galway Street, Britomart,Auckland CBD
57 Fort Street, Auckland CBD
136 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 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.
11. Bell's Berries
Bell’s Berries, Corner of Mill and Hamlin Road, Takanini, Ardmore, South Auckland
Only open in summer during the Strawberry season
Sustainable Strawberry farm with real fruit ice creams. There is a cute tractor swing and playset for the kids to play on and picnic tables for families to enjoy onsite too.
12. Clevedon Strawberries
13. New Zealand Natural
Various Auckland locations:
2/35 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland;
Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, Botany, East Auckland;
Dressmarket Shopping Centre, Shop 149, 151 Arthur Street, Onehunga, Auckland;
Lynnmall Shopping Centre, 3058 Great North Road, New Lynn, West Auckland;
WestCity, 7 Catherine Street, Henderson, West Auckland;
Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, St Lukes, Auckland;
Westfield Manukau, Corner Great South Road & Wiri Station Road, Manukau, South Auckland;
Westfield Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, North Shore, Auckland.
You can find your favourite flavour of natural New Zealand ice cream at lots of shopping centres in Auckland and at Mission Bay! Get a mini cup, scoop or tub of your favourite flavour ice cream to enjoy with the kids.
14. Juicy Ice Cream Shop
505 State Highway, Kumeu, North-West Auckland
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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. There is good coffee for the adults too.
15. OOB Organic orchard shop
89 Jones Road, Omaha, North Auckland
Located between Matakana and Omaha beach
The orchard shop is only opens each December for the summer season
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
8 Maheke Street, St Heliers, Auckland
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.
17. Crunch Tower Desserts and Drinks
279 Parnell Road, Parnell, Central Auckland
Enjoy CrunchTower™series FreakMilkshake and Waffles or a normal ice cream and coffee in Parnell. The Nutella Ferrero Chocolate shake is amazing, just they remember they are really big so your family may just want to share one shake.
18. Cheltenham Milk Bar
64 Vauxhaull Road, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland
Milk bar with fresh gelato ice creams. The milk bar is only a few houses along Vauxhaull Road away from the Bath Street Reserve playground and Cheltenham beach, a perfect spot to enjoy your ice cream.
19. Kohu Road Creamery
Factory Shop 44k Portage Road, New Lynn, West Auckland
Hand crafted Kohu Road ice cream and sorbet at the old Tannery which has been converted into a cafe in New Lynn. The kids love playing in the indoor caravan too.
1-17 Jellicoe Street, North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City Centre
Gelato and sorbet is made on site at the North Wharf in Wynyard Quarter. Get them take away and sit on the wharf to watch the boats go by then head down to the playground at Silo Park.
21. Cereal Killa
22. Whites & Co. Yoghurt Store
44 Te Aara Tahuhu Walkway, Britomart, Auckland City Centre
Yummy frozen yoghurt in Britomart. 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 afterwards.
23. KiwiYo Self Serve Frozen Yoghurt
Various Auckland Locations:
588 Chapel Road, Botany, East Auckland;
95 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland; and
82 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore
Plus they have a store in Hamilton.
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 yoghurt, toppings and sauces you add to how much it will cost. There are scales on hand where you can get the kids to weigh their choices as they go so you don’t get too surprised at the end.
24. Casa Del Gelato in Mt Eden
416 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden
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Enjoy artisan gelato that is made with no artificial flavours, additives, preservatives and colours at this cute little ice cream shop with a few tables inside in Mt Eden. With over 60 different flavours in total and 16 in their display at any time there are plenty to choose from.
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.
26. Penguino Ice Cream Cafe
55 Clyde Road, Browns Bay, North Shore
Penguino has 24 flavours daily of fresh hand made ice cream. Choose your favourite type of ice cream in a cone or pottle or if you want you can get a penuino pack to take home!