When summer hits, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a scoop of the very best ice cream. Local ice cream carts and Mobile Softee vans (which are unfortunately quickly disappearing) will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we love the creativity that’s coming from some of the newer, artisanal ice cream shops that have been popping up like crazy.
From unique flavours to quirky edible toppings, we’ve compiled the most creative and Insta-worthy ice creams in Hong Kong:
Homegrown ice cream shop, Oddies, is a perfect example of how creative you can get with a simple cone. From egg waffle creations to new and unique flavours every week, Oddies is the place to get your fix.
Oddies, Shop 1F, GF No. 149 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 9551 7972
Emack & Bolio’s
The American sensation went viral when they opened up shop in Thailand. Finally making its way to Hong Kong, these Emack & Bolio’s ce cream creations have graced the feeds of many local instagrammers.
Emack & Bolio’s, 26 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2505 6626, emackandboliohk.com
Photo credit: @bonjoursoyo
Eyescream & Churros
Can you think of a better way to enjoy your churros than with a nice scoop of ice cream? Add some cotton candy to that and you’ve got Eyescream & Churros. The churros are available individually and in different flavours to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Eyescream & Churros, Whampoa Estate Tak Man Bldg, 29 Tak Man St, Hung Hom
Photo credit: @feonalita
Eat with me
Eggwaffles and ice cream has become one of the trendiest desserts in town. Crunchy on the inside and spongy on the outside, the egg waffles are topped with a scoop of ice cream — and your choice of marshmallows, edible roses or Chanel-inspired cookies.
Eat with me, Shop 8, G/F, Block 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion, No. 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3188 8968
Known for its artisanal coffee and ice cream, Elephant Grounds is the perfect spot to unwind and indulge. Check out their interesting flavours, which change weekly. Previous flavours include] masala, yakult and rose water rhubarb.
Elephant Grounds at WOAW, 11 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2253 1313, elephantgrounds.com
Monster Ice cream and Popcorn
Korean ice cream and popcorn shop brings two of the best things in the world together. From savoury to sweet, give your ice cream the perfect crunch with caramel or milk popcorn.
Monster Ice Cream and Popcorn, Shop 10-19, 3/F, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3514 4150, campaignsm.ithk.com
Photo credit: Doubles Bam
Stacked in between (double) chocolate chip or other seasonal cookies, the ice cream at Stacks is homemade daily. Check out their signature Irish Brownie flavour, made with Baileys Irish whiskey and chunks of brownies.
Stacks, Shop 11, Paradise Square Mall. 3 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3549 8038, stacksicecream.com
The colourful scones at Oh Cow! are almost too beautiful to eat and so are some of the toppings. The soft serve comes in flavours like lavender, chocolate and Hokkaido milk and are topped off with edible flowers, cotton candy or Belgian waffles.
Oh Cow!, G/F, 32 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2886 0448, ohcow.hk
Photo credit: @julie_stylenote
From the cup to the little figurines, at Loooop everything is edible. The soft serve comes in a variety of colours and the cups in different flavours. Get yours with chocolate drizzled on top or candied strawberry.
Loooop, Ground Floor, No.2A, Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, +852 8192 9320, loooophk.com
Photo credit: @xoxoxo103