One of the greatest pleasures in life is to tuck into a bowl of an ice-cold, smooth gelato on a hot, sunny day. For us, that’s almost every single day in Bangkok.

So when the pops and kombucha drinks don’t suffice to quench your thirst any longer, a dose of deliciousness from the Italian-native frozen dairy will always save the day with its silky creaminess. Gelato differentiates itself from the regular ice cream we’re used to with a greater amount of whole milk over cream, and contains less or no egg yolk at all. The treat also requires a slow and sweet churning in order to incorporate air into its mixture. This results in a pleasantly dense texture you don’t get from other ice creams or soft serves.

Another great thing about gelato? It comes in a spectrum of flavours that will excite your inner gelato lover. Here, we’ve listed some of Bangkok’s best shops for gelato that will make you lose cone-trol.

[Featured image credit: Ghignoni; hero image credit: Bottega Gelato]

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 1 March 2021.

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Bottega Gelato

Satisfy your un-cone-ditional love for gelato with Bottega Gelato, the gelato brand by the masterminds behind La Bottega di Luca. The online gelato shop churns out a range of classic flavours that cater to everyone’s taste buds, spanning Almond, Hazelnut Piemonte, Madagascar Vanilla, Caffe, Lemon Sorbet, and more. It’s La Bottega di Luca’s version of spoonable luxury you can enjoy within the comfort of your home.

Order via Line: labottega49

[Image credit: Bottega Gelato]

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Ampersand Gelato

Crafted with organic milk and in small batches, these are almost enough reasons for you to make a pit stop at Ampersand Gelato when a gelato hunger strikes. Another plus is that they offer a surprising range of flavours – think Lavender, Salted Caramel Shortbread, Maple Syrup & Candied Bacon, and Butterfly Pea & Lime. It’s an adventure served in a cup.

[Image credit: Ampersand Gelato]

Address
Ampersand Gelato, Thonglor 13, Bangkok
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Phone
+6662 652 4141
3
Ghignoni

From Italy to Bangkok, Ghignoni brought with it an impressive array of gelato that has been served in Tuscany since 1981. Expect no artificial colours and flavours and also expect nothing short of excellence.

[Image credit: Ghignoni]

Address
Ghignoni Flagship Store, 252/5 Silom Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok
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Phone
+6687 811 6462
4
Rintaro

For those who have adventurous palates, you may find the cool and crazy flavours of gelato at Rintaro highly impressive. At Rintaro, the Italian-born gelato gets spiked with Japanese charm. The establishment offers a wealth of Japanese cuisine-inspired gelato. For example, Hokkaido Red Beans, Japanese Pear Housui, Matcha, Yuzu, and more. The Strawberry Croissant and Camembert Cheese & Mixed Nuts are also heart-wrenchingly good, so make sure you get to try a bit of everything.

[Image credit: Rintaro]

Address
Rintaro, W District, Bangkok
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Phone
+6692 464 1644
5
Hyggelig Gelato

With intriguing flavour names like Don’t Hit Me Mom, Nice To Peach You, and Three Littles Pigs, this should already make you want to hit order and swoon over a few cups of gelato from the delivery gelateria, Hyggelig Gelato. The delivery brand is full of scrumptious surprises delivered right to your doorstep.

Order via Line: @hyggelig.bkk

[Image credit: Hyggelig Gelato]

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6
Albero

One of the best ways to cool down after a long, scorching hot day is to bask in the luscious joy gelato provides. Albero has a range of cool-fun flavours like Toasted Pistachio, Chocolate Citrus Biscuit, Lemon Pie, Cheesecake Strawberry, and more.

Address
Albero, Central Embassy 1031 Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok
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Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.