Best Ice Cream Spots in Sydney

Messina ice cream scooping

Summer holidays are almost here – what better way to celebrate than with a nice scoop of ice cream (or three)? Here are the best ice cream spots in Sydney that would satiate your need for cool, creamy fix!


241 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Messina ice cream scooping
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Messina is not just an ice cream shop – it’s an institution. Established in Darlinghurst, 2002, now Messina has 11 shops in Sydney. Not only does the place offer 40 different flavours, but it also develops five specials every week. If you’re looking for something bigger and more festive, you can also choose from a range of beautiful gelato cakes.


La Mamma del Gelato Anita

Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

Anita Gelato
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Located at the heart of the city, La Mamma offers great ice cream with cosy ambience. The plethora of flavour options could be a little overwhelming, but don’t hesitate to ask the waiters for tasters!

Cow & The Moon

181 Enmore Rd, Enmore

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Source: Good Food

The humble shop in Enmore is always packed with punters – and it’s not for nothing. The spot has been hailed as the world’s best gelato makers after winning the Gelato World Tour title in Rimini, Italy in 2014. Try out their unique flavours such as almond affogato, elderflower and earl grey.



43/1 Dixon St, Sydney

The cute blackboard menus on their Instagram are just one of the many proofs of N2’s creativity. Visit one of the shops and watch the gelatos being frozen in mere seconds using liquid nitrogen. On top of that, N2 also offers many unique flavours, from crème brulee (complete with the blowtorched caramel top) to red velvet cupcake.

Serendipity Ice Cream

333-339 Enmore Rd, Marrickville

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The family-owned Serendipity offers all-natural, homemade ice cream, sorbet and popsicles (or Dipity Pops, as they call it). Don’t forget to taste the Salted Caramel swirl ice cream and the peanut butter Dipity Pops!


There you have it, five best spots for your ice cream fix! Where will you have your dessert tonight?

Author: Joseph Campbell

Hi there! I'm Joseph Campbell, a Sydney-based writer and food blogger. Follow me each week as I take you around on my food adventures.