Brisbane is extremely lucky to have an abundance of ice creameries. Due to the gorgeous tropical weather and outdoorsy way of life, there is nothing quite like a cold, refreshing ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Actually, who doesn’t love a delicious ice cream at any time of the year?!
We’ve put together an epic list which you can use to do a self-guided ice-cream tour of Brisbane and try the best ice cream and gelato flavours the river city has to offer. If you are still craving more sweet treats why not check out some of the best dessert places for kids in Brisbane.
Ice Cream Shops in Brisbane you must try!
111 Boundary Street, West End
Perfectly situated in West Village Brisbane, Anita Gelato offers ice cream enthusiasts something special. Not only do they sell delicious, 100% hand-made gelatos, but also frozen yoghurt, sorbets and ice cream. You can even take your frozen treat to the next level by topping it with syrups, jams or fresh fruit – yummo!
A franchise spread throughout Brisbane
If you like ice cream then it’s a sure bet you have tried Baskin-Robbins. It’s a household name in Australia and known for its massively wide range of flavours and add-ins/toppings. They also offer coffee frappes with real coffee and arguably the best ice cream in the world, Chocolate Mousse Royale (just thank us later).
Chocolate Komberry Co.
Eat Street Northshore, MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton
Selling a variety of indulgent sweet treats, you will leave Chocolate Komberry Co. with your sweet tooth well and truly satisfied. Market dwellers can enjoy delicious gelato in a large range of flavours or sample the other desserts such as sundaes, cheesecakes, and shakes.
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
Multiple locations throughout Brisbane and Ipswich
Choose it. Mix it. Smash it. Love it. Cold Rock’s motto sums it all up! First you choose your flavour of ice cream from one of dozens of traditional and special addition combinations, and select your mix-ins (lollies, chocolates, biscuits, cookie dough and more!). Then stand back and watch as the staff mix and smash your chosen blend on the special frozen stone (thus the iconic name ‘Cold Rock’).
3 Grey Street, South Bank
Founded in Western Australia, Geláre‘s secret formula is like no other. They boast no artificial ingredients and real flavours. Most importantly, this deliciously smooth ice cream contains no air. Unlike some other ice creams which contain up to 50% air to increase the volume, Geláre ice cream is richer in flavour and texture, and heavier in weight. Geláre also has a great vegan range of dairy-free, organic products.
Gelateria Cremona – Rosalie
151 Baroona Road, Paddington
It doesn’t get more authentic than the artisan Italian gelato available at Gelateria Cremona. Stocked with a range of permanent flavours, visitors can also be treated to seasonal and speciality flavours such as feijoa sorbetto and hot cross bun gelato.
Locations around Brisbane include Brisbane City, Bulimba, Westfield Carindale, Westfield Chermside, Springfield Central and Ipswich.
The premium artisan gelato at Gelatissimo is made fresh in-store, using high quality ingredients made to an old family recipe. Part of the Gelatissimo experience is the gelateria itself, which offers an authentic Italian experience. New flavours are constantly being created, however you will always find your old favourites here too.
48 James Street, Fortitude Valley
109 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
There is no shortage of choice when you visit a Gelato Messina store. Boasting 35 traditional flavours and five rotating weekly specials, you are bound to find a flavour which will tickle your taste buds. Everyone is catered for including gluten free, egg free, alcohol free, vegan and nut free options. If you are celebrating a special occasion why not lash out and order a gelato cake – mmmm!
5 Boundary Street, Brisbane
Using local Queensland produce and premium ingredients, the folk at Goodtimes Gelateria in Brisbane dish up more than 20 delicious flavours. Favourites include brown butter popcorn, banoffee, rhubarb custard and the more traditional flavours, like mint choc-chip, vanilla and mango. Take-home packs, gelato sandwiches, milkshakes, coffee and other sweet treats are also available when you visit the funky Goodtimes Gelateria.
Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane
Happy Pops has taken ice cream and gelato to the next level. Lovingly handcrafted in Noosa, Happy Pops are exactly as the name suggests – happiness on a stick. Whether you choose your own ‘naked’ pop and pimp it up with chocolate and selected ingredients or buy a pre-decorated pop, not only will they look stunning, but they will taste utterly divine.
Sold at Flour and Chocolate – Northgate and Morningside stores ONLY
While Flour and Chocolate are known for their A-MAZING pastries, they also stock the scrumptious Knead Gelato at their Morningside and Northgate stores. With over 15 flavours on offer, and take-home packs available, there has never been a better time to try Knead Gelato. What will you try first – choc almond croissant gelato, lychee and coconut gelato or something a little more traditional?
10-29 Florence Street, Teneriffe | 321 Montague Road, West End | 6/300 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo Square | 4/25 King Street, Bowen Hills
La Macelleria brings the authentic taste of gelato and sorbet all the way from Italy to Australia. With four stores around Brisbane, visitors can enjoy the refreshing and scrumptious taste of classic gelato, speciality flavours and sorbet. Also on offer is coffee, premium cakes and even a gelato workshop, where you can learn all about gelato.
LICK Ice Cream
4/107 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
3/321 Honour Avenue, Graceville
Known for their award-winning classics such as couverture dark chocolate ice cream, mango sorbet and vanilla bean ice cream, locals and visitors flock to LICK to sample their delicious flavours. If you don’t live near one of the LICK stores, fear not, you can find LICK products at independent supermarkets, selected markets, and delicatessens across Queensland and Northern NSW.
Milani House of Gelato
4/53 Racecourse Road, Hamilton
Milani House of Gelato is arguably one of the finest ice creameries in Brisbane and a personal favourite for many Brisbane families. Winning many awards in recent years for impeccable creations, they have something for everyone, from Banana Splits to Tiramisu Delights. Their Gelato contains high levels of protein, vitamins & calcium (made with real milk and fruit) with over 40 flavours on offer. This one has to be at the top of your ice cream bucket list.
Westfield Mt Gravatt, Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
Mövenpick Swiss Ice Cream has delectable, naturally flavoured, smooth and creamy, yet refreshing choices. The Strawberry & Raspberry Highlight is one to sample; so fresh, fruity and perfect for a steaming summer’s day – YUMMO!
Well there you have it, a self-guided ice-cream tour of Brisbane! We hope you enjoy trying them all. Be sure to share your own suggestions and favourites in the comments below.