When the sun shines bright, we can’t stop thinking about some fresh, frozen dairy desserts to cool us down. Thankfully, Bangkok has a plethora of ice cream parlours to satisfy the sweet tooth amongst us, serving up everything from flavourful gelato to creamy soft serve. Whether you are craving an icy treat to beat the heat while running weekend errands or wanting to catch up with an old friend over a cone, we’ve got the scoop on where to enjoy your favourite frozen dessert in the city.
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With sleek white and gleaming gold colour schemes throughout, Ampersand Gelato is the place to enjoy a various range of gelato flavours in a relaxing-cool setting. It’s incredible how the ice cream shop goes beyond classic flavours by giving them an innovative, savoury twist — imagine squid ink and smoked salmon gelato. If you’d like to try frozen treats with unique flavours, this place will surprise you with its new fanciful menus rolling out each month.
Ampersand Gelato, 283/6 First Floor, Unit 0104, Thonglor 13, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok, +6662 652 4141
Opened its branch in Bangkok last year, the Korean dessert café, Café Bora, has quickly made a name for itself and it’s no surprise. With its vegetable-infused flavours, the lovely café offers feel-good soft serves in sweet potato, matcha and pumpkin delights. Every cup of ice cream is also beautifully adorned with edible petals, too. For those who’d love to savour a bowl of frosty shaved ice, the fruit-laden, elaborate Korean Bingsu here is also not to miss.
Café Bora, 4/F, Siam Paragon, Pathumwan, Bangkok, +6692 249 7628
With its expansive branches, you can now get your ice cream fix at Guss Damn Good in several convenient locations including Saladaeng, Thonglor, Ploenchit and Central World. Stylish and sleek, the ice cream parlour features urban-chic decorations with dark tones and neon lightings. Focusing on rich ice cream flavours, Guss Damn Good offers every scoop with a genuine taste — think dark roasted chocolate and fresh milk ice cream.
Guss Damn Good, Soi Saladaeng 1, Silom, Bangrak +6681 915 8111
With its homey atmosphere and succulent ice cream, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams never fails to attract dessert lovers. The ice cream shop serves up special menus with a mouthwatering combination of frozen treats and freshly baked goods such as crumbly cookies and golden-brown waffles. A must-try is the hot chocolate lava cake topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams, U Center Chula Soi 42, Pathumwan, Silom, Bangkok, +6698 798 7098
Meaning ‘calm down’ in Thai, Jaiyen café will keep us cool in this Bangkok heat with an impressive selection of ice cream flavours. If you’re in the mood for more than just a scoop, opt for Jaiyen Dip, a big bowl of colourful ice cream scoops served with your choice of chocolate, strawberry and mint syrup. Don’t miss its Flower Pot Ice Cream that comes with a pot of earth-like oreo powder and ice cream hidden underneath, too.
Jaiyen Café, 27/1 Soi Sukhumvit 33, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, +6698 249 0641