Your Guide to the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!
Here at Play & Go we love our ice-cream – especially in the warmer months, but a bit of cold weather doesn’t stop us eating it during Winter too. We love it so much we thought we’d make a list. Here are some of our favourite ice cream places around Adelaide (in no particular order). If you’ve got a favourite that we’ve missed, please let us know by commenting below.
The name says it all – they have an amazing range of flavours with an emphasis on Asian and Vegan Flavours including Apple Pie, Black Sesame, Jackfruit Sorbet, Pandan, Pear Gorgonzola Roasted Walnut and Organic Fig, plus all the traditional flavours like Pistachio, Hazelnut, Chocolate and Vanilla etc.
ADELAIDE | 78 Gouger Street
TRINITY GARDENS | 295 Magill Road
PARALOWIE | Paralowie Village Shopping Centre, Liberator Dr, Paralowie
HYDE PARK | 248 Unley Road
HENLEY BEACH | 269 Seaview Road
FULHAM GARDENS | Fulham Gardens Shopping Centre, 445/457 Tapleys Hill Road
You won’t find any rainbow gelati here or anything with artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. You will, however, find gelati and sorbet made from scratch using traditional Italian methods, using only real ingredients and because of this, the flavours are intense and the texture is smooth and creamy. Flavours change but you will find classic gelato flavours like Dutch Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Coffee, Pecan Maple and Tahitian Vanilla plus lemon, watermelon and strawberry sorbet.
HENLEY BEACH | 249a Seaview Road
GLENELG | 58 Jetty Road
Chocolateria San Churro
You’ve probably already tried their churros but did you know that San Churro also makes delicious ice cream sundaes? There are three locations around Adelaide. Read our review of San Churro
ADELAIDE | 5/300 Rundle Street (car East Terrace)
MARION | Westfield Marion (Shop 2052B), 297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park
WEST LAKES | Tenancy 26, 111 Westlakes Blvd
South Australians love their coffee, and Cibo is our local success story (and one of the reasons why Starbucks went bust here). Get a gelati with your coffee at cafes all around Adelaide – you can’t miss their distinctive red signage.
There are too many cafes around Adelaide to mention – find them all here
Coffee Barn & Gelateria
Touted as the best ice creamery on Yorke Peninsula, they make all their fabulous gelati on their premises, and are also well known for their pancakes too. Read our Review
MOONTA | Corner Maitland Road & Warren Street (about 2 km outside of Moonta)
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
With over 3,000 different flavour combinations to choose from you can create your own, unique, ice cream mashed up with your favourite lollies, chocolates or fruit. They also do your own favourite combinations in layered ice cream cakes.
NORWOOD | 228 The Parade
GLENELG | Shop 12, Holdfast Walk, 9 Moseley Square
Gelatissimo is a firm favourite of one of the Play & Go families. Their gelato selection will make your eye pop out on stalks. Their premium dairy and sorbet flavours are made fresh daily – and the best news is that with so many flavours on offer a taste test is encouraged. Read our review of Gelatissimo
ADELAIDE (East) | 280 Rundle Street
ADELAIDE (Central) | 101 Gouger Street
NORWOOD | 1/198-200 The Parade
GLENELG | Shop B, 45 Jetty Rd
Gelato made the authentic Italian way, on-site from fresh local ingredients daily. There’s often a line-up out the door on Summer evenings – and it’s for a very good reason. Read our review of Gelato Bello
You can also buy Gelato Bello from various Foodland and IGA supermarkets and OTR. Click here to see the stockist list
GLYNDE | 87 Glynburn Road
Gelato Messina opened their first SA store in Kent Town featuring their signature 40 flavour gelato cabinet, with 35 classic flavours and 5 rotating weekly specials. MORE INFO HERE
KENT TOWN | 44 The Parade West
STIRLING | 31-33 Mount Barker Road
Natura Ice Cream
Natura Ice Cream produce their own ice cream and fresh fruit sorbet using only fresh and local ingredients. No artificial colours, flavours, premade paste, eggs or gelatine are added to their products and they dare to be different by experimenting with Asian flavours and exotic spices.
They periodically make new flavours most of which are Halal and Vegan and have started growing most of the ingredients used in their ice cream.
They are also very conscious of their carbon footprint and use compostable packaging while their power needs come only from solar and their equipment is cooled with rainwater.
HAHNDORF | Shop 1/60 Main St Hahndorf | website
OVO Gelato & Dessert Bar
Ovo opened in 2022 with super creamy, flavoursome, handcrafted gelato and desserts. The gelato is allergy friendly and made with premium local produce.
There’s plenty of seating if you want to enjoy it straight away or you can also get takeaway tubs!
NEWTON | 10/3 Jan street
All the gelato flavours at Pasta Deli are made on-site, and they continually change their range of flavours. Pasta Deli has been awarded as one of Adelaide’s best Gelaterias. Tip: try their apple pie flavoured gelato. You can also pick up some great salads, pasta and other meals for dinner here, or dine in.
GLYNDE | 31/33 Glynburn Road
They make their ice cream fresh daily at their small factory in Adelaide using only fresh cream and real milk. We love their waffle cones, especially dipped in chocolate, as well as their toppings bar where you can add your own chocolate or caramel topping, and sprinkles (NOTE: toppings bar has been removed during COVID restrictions). You know it’s Summer when there’s a line up out the front at Henley Beach… but it’s worth the wait (and it moves fairly fast).
BRIGHTON | 75-77 Jetty Road
HENLEY BEACH | 253 Seaview Road
SEMAPHORE | Shop 5, 13 Semaphore Road
PORT NOARLUNGA | 13 Saltfleet Street
MT GAMBIER | 7 Commercial St East
St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Desserts
You will find St Louis is seven locations around Adelaide, with their largest and latest store opening in Mawson Lakes in November 2021. With premium ice creams, and some more ‘grown-up’ flavours, delectable waffles and beautiful ambience this is the perfect spot for a treat.
ADELAIDE | 19 Gouger Street
SEMAPHORE | 23a Semaphore Rd
GLENELG | 3/1 Colley Terrace
NORTH ADELAIDE | Shop 2-3, 20 O’Connell Street
NORWOOD | 230 The Parade (read our review)
MODBURY | Level 1, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, 974 North East Road
HYDE PARK | 185 King William Road
MAWSON LAKES | 121 Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt
Self-serve frozen 98% fat-free, all-natural gourmet yogurts, toppings and smoothies made from fresh fruit and produce daily. They also cater to those with dairy/gluten-free or vegan requirements. Read our Yo-Chi Norwood Review
ADELAIDE | 41 Gouger Street
GLENELG | 53 Jetty Road
NORWOOD | 171a The Parade
Photo from Yo-Get-It website
Yo-Get-It Frozen Yoghurt
This is a self-serve frozen yoghurt place where you pay by weight. Fill up your cup with as much as you like and add toppings from the large self-serve bar.
OAKLANDS PARK | Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Road
Wendy’s Milk Bar
It’s not just Shake & Dogs and soft serve, Wendy’s also have scoop ice cream and cute ice cream cakes. They are all over Adelaide and regional South Australia – find locations here.
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