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.
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.
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.