5 Ice Cream Parlours That'll Brighten Your Day
In a blazing city like Bangkok, sometimes all you need is a cold pick-me-up to get you through the day. That's why we've picked our top five favourite ice cream shops that always do the trick. Each located in the heart of Bangkok, these parlours serve up quality creams with exciting flavours and presentation styles that'll make the book of any ice cream devotee.
1/5 Guss Damn Good
Residing in a compact shop in Saladaeng Soi 1, Guss Damn Good offers a twist to the traditional and familiar ice creams found throughout the city. Their unique and tasty flavours, paired with creative names, make for a memorable ice cream experience. Definitely try flavours Why Can't Coffee Be White?, Here's You Damn Good Chocolate Ice Cream, Virgin Umeshu and Crunch Me Crazy.
Open daily 11am-11pm; Saladaeng Soi 1
2/5 Azabu Sabo
Located at Siam Takashiyama, Azabu Sabo serves creams of traditional Japanese flavours but with modern appeal. From their renowned Mint Chocolate to the classic primary school favourite Milk ice cream, their original flavours provide a first glance of the culinary culture in Hokkaido. Accompanying these delightful flavours is the strange and captivating presentation. Double scoops per square-rimmed cone allow for plenty of bites to capture rich and pleasant textures and dual flavours.
Open daily 10am-10pm; Gound Floor, Siam Takashimaya, Iconsiam, 299 Charoen Nakhon Road
3/5 Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
This hidden boutique ice cream store just off Rama 4 Road in the Sam Yarn area presents small batches of handcrafted ice cream. Flavours range from classics like vanilla to bacon and eggs—yes, ice cream. Regulars will know to order their scoops with the hot lava cake, served in a pan. If this is your first time, the owner suggests ordering the Cookie Lava Cake with Baby Milk Ice Cream.
Open daily 11:30am-9pm; U-Center Building, Soi Chulalongkorn 42
At IceDea, ice cream can look like steaks and fries. Located at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, this ice cream parlour is known for unconventional creations, whether it's through flavour, presentation or both. One of their signatures is durian ice cream. Taking the shape of an actual durian fruit, the ice cream presents itself with spiky green rinds but has only a mild smell and sweet taste that even some durian haters can get behind. Other must-trys are corn, mangosteen and mango sticky rice.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm; 4th Floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 939 Rama 1 Road
Ghignoni offers tantalizing Italian gelato with a wide variety of flavours. Including the mainstay favourites to more exotic flavours like ricotta, Ghignoni’s extensive collection is bound to have something for everyone. The creamy consistency of the gelato paired with an ideal sweetness elicits a state of euphoria. Have it in a cup or waffle cone and nothing will ruin your day.
Open daily 11am-11pm; 252/2 Silom Road
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