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Top 10 Ice-cream places in Johannesburg


Summer is officially here and what goes better with summer than ice-cream? Here are our top 10 choices for ice-cream in Johannesburg this summer. 

Tortellini D’Oro

Tortellino's are carrying on the finest tradition of Italian ice creams. All of their ice creams are freshly made at the restaurant and they only use the best ingredients. Their selection includes the following exotic flavours: vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla & choc chips, amaretto & pistachio and they also have a range of yummy sorbets!

You can find them at the Oaklands Shopping Centre.

Yo Coco dairy-free ice cream

Using only organic fruits & vegetables, nut based milks and no preservatives or colourants, the Yo Coco ice creams are hand-made, dairy-free and delicious! The granadilla-and-chocolate option is beloved by fans, there’s also a popular rooibos-and-cookies flavour, golden milk with turmeric, avo and mint, lemon meringue and spicy pumpkin have also appeared in the selection. 

If you’re in Gauteng, you can order your Yo Coco vegan ice cream via Instagram or at

La Cremosa

La Cremosa was born in Rome from the idea to bring the best quality Italian gelato abroad. The family has been making gelato for more than 30 years and their experience comes through in every creamy bite. Their gelato and sorbets have been described as “so full of goodness that it’s like eating pure, frozen, pureed fruit”.  

You can find La Cremosa at Dainfern Square Shopping Centre, Maboneng, Market on Main and Jackson’s Real Food Market. 

Pete’s Super Natural Ice Cream

Pete's Super Natural creates beautiful, small-batch ice cream that is all-natural. The ice cream has been described as “the best in Joburg”, “to die for”, and “by far the best artisanal ice cream in Jozi”.  

The ice cream is sold at Oaklands Fruit in Oaklands, Jacksons Real Food Market in Bryanston, Impala Fruit in Craighall Park, Farm Table in Linden, Braeside Butcher in Greenside, The Roastery in Rocky Ridge Muldersdrift, The Leopard and 44 Stanley in Milpark and Food Farm in Honeydew to name a few. 

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream seems like a household name in Joburg and it all started with an ice cream machine as a birthday gift. Paul started making one litre a day. Milk chocolate with swirls of Nutella and chunks of Oreo was an early experiment. Their ice cream is art with carefully selected ingredients that bring excellence into every batch of ice cream.

Their flavours include Peppermint Crisp Tart, Birthday Cake, The Perfect Matcha as well as healthy, kosher and sorbet options. They have five stores throughout Joburg where you can get your delicious ice cream fix. 

The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company

The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company is South Africa’s first true pop-up ice cream parlour. The Knickerbocker pop-up parlour serves 10 flavours of artisan gelato, sorbet and Bulgarian frozen yoghurt (all natural ingredients), real dairy soft serve ice cream with a choice of ripples, a wide range of ice cream sundaes, waffles and milkshakes. They also have a range of dairy-free or sugar-free ice creams. 

They have an ice cream tuk-tuk and a smaller gazebo style as well as a vintage ice cream cart, ideal for smaller occasions. They also have a fixed ice cream and pancake parlour in The Stables Village Market in Broadacres where they sell their ice cream and sorbet in family-sized tubs.

Trieste Café

Gelato is just ice cream that has levelled up! Trieste Café’s traditional Italian-style ice cream is made from natural ingredients and natural flavours. Their gelato is home-made according to their 100-year old family recipe using only the freshest full cream milk and cream, they also use no eggs or animal gelatine in their sorbetto or gelato.

Their sorbetto is made from fruit pulp or fruit juice and sugars and is lactose and fat-free.

Crumbs & Cream

Who doesn’t love an ice cream sandwich? The Crumbs & Cream philosophy is centred around outstanding service and exceptional quality. Every ingredient is to the highest standard. Look out for something new every time you visit them with their cookie of the month, a Halloween themed ice-cream sandwich or one of their vegan options.

Create your own personalised Crumbs & Cream sandwich by choosing any two different freshly baked cookies; Choc Chip, Red Velvet or even Milk Tart! Then pick your ice cream and add their yummy toppings and spreads. You can find them at Illovo Junction for some seriously good ice cream sandwiches. 

Sally Williams Luxury Ice Cream

Sally Williams Nougat is as much a part of the South African culture as biltong and now you can indulge in their sensational luxury ice cream in various Sally Williams flavours – now available at Mandela Square in Sandton City.

The two most popular flavours are rose with Turkish delight and honey almond. They also have chocolate-almond with cranberry, choc-coffee and orange Turkish delight. 

N2ice Cream Lab

N2ice Cream Lab is Africa's first liquid nitrogen ice cream brand with individual ice creams made to order in 60 seconds, using fresh ingredients and sub-zero liquid nitrogen. They do parties, events and shows. Check out their Facebook page for the next time their wagons roll into town or book them for your next event.  

Do you know of any other great ice-cream places? Let us know!