Ice cream is a perfect sweet treat to enjoy with friends and loved ones, especially as the warmer weather rolls around. In fact, some of New Zealand’s best ice cream shops are based in Auckland. Browse the range of amazing ice cream Auckland’s connoisseurs have to offer and find the best ice cream near you today.

Little Lato

Little Lato | Wynyard Quarter

Voted New Zealand’s favourite place to buy ice cream,Little Lato is a bespoke gelato company, with a dream of adding just a little more joy into your day. Nestled within the Auckland Fish Market in Wynyard Quarter, all recipes are developed from scratch and are made by hand on-site. They jam pack their flavours with only the best ingredients - real fruit, NZ-made dark chocolate, fresh milk/cream in their gelato products and plant-based milk in their dairy-free products. We recommend trying their Biscoff gelato flavour - also voted NZ's best in 2020. 


Giapo | Fort Street

If you are in search of a sweet treat there is no better place than Giapo. Made fresh daily from 100% natural products, Giapo's creations are possibly some of the best ice creams in the world and they taste even more delicious than they look. Known for their out-the-gate collaborations and slogan of ''normal ice cream is boring'', try their 'gram worthy creations for yourself today including their shareable offering ''The Bloom" featuring six petite portioned ice creams, perfect for level 3 picnics.

island Gelato

Island Gelato | Ferry Building 

From whisky truffle chocolate to blueberry and sake, coffee affogato and roasted almond, matcha and white chocolate, if you're looking for a frozen treat that tastes like nothing you've tried before, check out Island Gelato located on the waterfront, who prides itself on inventive flavours that will have you coming back for more. During level 3, check out their clever ''takeaway tubs'' perfect for when you can't decide between flavours!


Ben & Jerry's | Commercial Bay 

Head to this iconic ice cream shop and dig into its huge selection of euphoric ice cream flavours. Discover a new favourite – loaded on a freshly baked waffle cone, or in a shake or sundae. During level 3, you can order one of these treats via Uber Eats. 


Gelatiamo | Wynyard Quarter

To experience Italian perfection without having to leave town, head to Gelatiamo! Made with the finest imported Italian ingredients, Gelatiamo offers traditional and less-traditional delights for your tastebuds. Besides traditional gelato they also have a delicious fat free sorbetto offering too. We recommend trying their latest flavour - Banoffee Pie: banana gelato with in-house made caramel ripple and crumbs - yum! 


Last updated: 21 October 2021