Summer has taken its time to show up, and we’re very ready to make the most of the warmer weather. A sunny day of leisure doesn’t quite feel complete without a frozen treat, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to indulge in this season.

Black Doris Plum Ice Cream | The Kapiti Store, 19 Shortland St

The Kapiti Store has a wealth of delicious ice cream flavours on display. We suggest you try the black doris plum & creme fraiche - a perfect balance of tart and creamy, with sweet Central Otago plums.

Tropical Sorbet | Miann, Fort Street & Britomart locations

Miann’s delicious sorbets are the ideal treat this summer, and are also suitable for vegans. The tropical sorbet is especially refreshing - with bright flavours of pineapple, mango, mint, and lemon.

Phil Greig’s Strawberry Sorbet, $9.50 | Giapo, 12 Gore St

Giapo’s luxurious creations are sure to grace Instagram feeds again this summer. Get one of your 5-a-day and try the strawberry sorbet - made of 85% fruit, it uses strawberries from Phil Greig’s Strawberry Garden up the road at Kumeu.

Berry Frozen Yoghurt, from $4.50 | White’s & Co, Atrium on Takutai, Britomart

White’s & Co’s berry frozen yoghurt is a refreshing and colourful treat. Double up on berry and smother your fro-yo with fresh summer berries and compote - or add White’s & Co’s handmade lollies for a decadent finishing touch.

Pics Peanut Butter, Caramel, & Raspberry Sorbet | Island Gelato Company, Ferry Building, 99 Quay St

Island Gelato pride themselves on using seasonal, local ingredients, and creating their gelato fresh every day. We recommend grabbing a peanut butter, caramel, and raspberry sorbet and taking in the picturesque waterfront views.

Strawberry & Yoghurt Bombe Alaska, $8 | Milse, 27 Tyler St

Milse’s stylish gelato on a stick is wildly popular when the weather heats up. The Bombe Alaska gelato is a classic, and its latest reinvention is a suitably summery strawberry and yoghurt flavour.

Gelato | Gelatiamo, 1-17 Jellicoe St, Wynyard Quarter

Gelatiamo make their award-winning gelato in the traditional way, using imported Italian ingredients. Their green-apple-flavoured gelato perfectly balances sweet and tart for a moreish treat.

Soft Serve | Aqua S, 287 Queen St

For a unique and aesthetically pleasing frozen treat, head to Aqua S. Their Japanese-inspired soft serve comes in a variety of pretty pastels, and with tasty toppings like salted caramel, popcorn, and marshmallow.

Last updated: 25 June 2019