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.
Scroll | Adelaide
We think Scroll ice cream is a flavour sensation unlike any other ice cream. It’s also a great experience watching them make their ice cream from scratch. They use a cold plate technique inspired by Thai street vendors, which apparently makes their ice-cream naturally smoother and creamier.
35 York Street, Adelaide
Royal Copenhagen | Brighton, Glenelg, Henley Beach, Mt Gambier & Semaphore
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. 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).
Gelato Bello | Glynde & Semaphore
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.
You can also buy Gelato Bello from various Foodland and IGA supermarkets and OTR. Click here to see the stockist list
87 Glynburn Road, Glynde | 41 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore SA
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 gelatic flavours like Dutch Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Coffee, Pecan Maple and Tahitian Vanilla plus lemon, watermelon and strawberry sorbet.
Andersen’s of Denmark | Glenelg
The ultimate indulgence, their ice-cream is made on-site and comes in a range of rich, creamy flavours. I remember having ice-cream here as a young child and it was always a treat to have this for dessert in Summer. Nothing much has changed really, except maybe there’s a few more flavours now. It’s hard to resist the smell of their freshly baked waffle cones…
46 Jetty Road, Glenelg
St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Desserts | Adelaide, Hyde Park, Glenelg, Modbury, North Adelaide & Norwood
You”ll find them down at the Bay in Glenelg, Gouger Street, North Adelaide and in December 2016 they opened their Norwood store. With premium ice creams, and some more ‘grown up’ flavours, delectable waffles and beautiful ambience this is the perfect spot for a treat.
Glenelg – 3/1 Colley Tce | Adelaide – 19 Gouger St | North Adelaide – 20 O’Connell St | Norwood – 230 The Parade | Tea Tree Plaza: 974 North East Road, Modbury | Hyde Park: 185 King William Road, Hyde Park
48 Flavours | Gouger St & Magill Rd
Bakery on O’Connell
Try these Cronut Cones made using golden north soft serve ice cream in either Kinder flavour ( white choc truffle, choc soft serve, white choc wafer & kinder chocolate) or Ferrero ( nutella, vanilla soft serve, chocolate truffle, hazelnut wafer & Ferrero Rocher). They are available in limited stocks, just for the festival season but the good news is the bakery is open 24/7!
128-130 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Gelatissimo | Rundle St, Gouger St, Norwood & Glenelg
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.
Rundle Street – 280 Rundle Street, Adelaide | Gouger Street – 101 Gouger Street, Adelaide | Norwood – 1/198-200 The Parade | Glenelg – Shop B, 45 Jetty Rd
Pasta Deli | Glynde
All the gelato flavours at Pasta Deli are made onsite, 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.
31/33 Glynburn Road, Glynde
Yo-Get-It Frozen Yoghurt | Marion
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.
Marion – Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park
Chocolateria San Churro | Marion, Rundle Street, Gouger St & West Lakes
You’ve probably already tried their churros but did you know that San Churro also make delicious ice cream sundaes.
Rundle St – 5/300 Rundle Street, Adelaide | Gouger St – 43 Gouger Street, Adelaide | Marion – Westfield Marion (Shop 2052B), 297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park | Westlakes – Tenancy 26, Westfield West Lakes, 111 Westlakes Blvd|
Cold Rock Ice Creamery | Norwood & Glenelg
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 – 9 Moseley Square
Coffee Barn & Gelateria | Moonta
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.
Corner Maitland Rd & Warren St, Moonta (about 2 km outside of Moonta)
South Australians love their coffee, and Cibo is our own great 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.
Take 2 Ice Creamery | Semaphore
They have a huge selection of Golden North ice cream – a South Australian icon, made in Laura in the state’s Mid North. You can have a real milkshake too, made with real ice cream.
Shop 2, 14 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore
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 – find locations here.
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