Spring has officially arrived! Celebrate the change of seasons with a serve of Sydney’s best gelato and ice cream.
When the sun is shining and you’re craving something sweet, it’s hard to go past a scoop (or tub) of gelato. Whether you enjoy the classics like Pistachio and Salted Caramel or you like to branch out with innovative flavours like Bounty or Coconut Lychee, here are our top spots to find Sydney’s best ice cream and gelato.
Step back in time at Ciccone & Sons Gelateria. Inspired by gelato bars in the 1950s, this pastel-hued spot crafts small-batch artisan gelato in the heart of Redfern. Our top picks would have to be the Stracciatella and Tiramisu, but you really can’t go wrong.
Since 1993, Cow and The Moon have been a gelato institution in the inner west. Nestled on Enmore Road, this bustling family-run spot is renowned for some of Sydney’s best gelato. With 26 delicious flavours to choose from (and changing daily), there’s always something new to try at Cow and The Moon.
Every true Sydneysider has spent an evening queuing at a Messina outpost. From Parramatta to Darlinghurst there are 11 locations across NSW to score a delicious cone of Messina gelato. Expect seriously creative flavours and an ever-changing menu of special creations.
Located in the heart of the inner west is Love Crêpe, one of Sydney’s most loved dessert destinations. The team has just expanded its menu to offer an even bigger selection of signature hand-held crêpes plus house-made desserts, gelato, and waffle balls. Paying homage to traditional Greek creperies, this must-see spot features 20+ house-made gelatos (including delicious flavours such as Salted Pistachio, Lotus Biscoff, and Greek Yogurt with Sour Cherry).
Head to King Street and you’ll find Mapo, a sustainable artisan gelateria. This top-notch spot crafts delicious gelato from raw and fresh ingredients with a curated selection of top-notch flavours that change seasonally.
Anita’s boutique ice creams are 100% hand-made and come in a large selection of flavours to suit any taste preferences. You can pick from over 150 different kinds of frozen yoghurt, sorbets, and organic sugar-free, fat-free, soy-based and real cream-based ice creams. Each new flavour still has to get Mama Anita’s personal stamp of approval.
Mr Gelato in Rome has been a sensation for over 25 years and it has since been replicated in Collaroy & Freshwater. The team makes authentic Italian gelato using only the best ingredients such as Sicilian pistachio, locally sourced fresh fruits and top-quality Australian milk. There’s a wide range of gluten-free gelatos to choose from as well as vegan and dairy-free.
The aim of the game at this place is to create the best traditional Italian gelato in Sydney! The flavours are vibrant and the textures velvety smooth as a result of the gelato being stored in the pozzetti. The top pics are the hazelnut, as well as The Alive with mascarpone and marsala. Everything is made in batch to last one day only which means it’s as fresh as possible.