Taste the best ice cream in Perth.
As WA smashes those scorching heat records, it’s safe to say other Perthlings are in desperate need of thirst-quenching, palette-cleansing frozen desserts.
Luckily for residents and travelers alike, Perth is home to a range of authentic Italian gelaterias and ice cream parlors known for whipping up delicious, creamy artisanal balls of joy.
Gelateria based in Northbridge, Leederville, Guildford and Vic Park have set the bar incredibly high this summer by introducing a range of experimental ice cream flavors and playful dessert combinations.
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Whether you’re craving must-have classics like chocolate mango sorbet, or looking for an exciting new invention like fried ice cream (yes, it’s scientifically possible) or chocolate ice cream and Charcoal Infused Orange – we’ve got it all!
So without further ado, here are our top 10 picks for the best ice cream and gelato shops in Perth to get you through the summer.
Mimmo Gourmet Ice Cream
Site: Unit 9/121 James Street, Guildford
Tucked away in a Guildford car park opposite burger icon Alfreds, you’ll find Mimmo’s and possibly Perth’s GOAT (greatest of all time).
Here is a running list of awards for Mimmo’s – Perth Royal Show 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 award-winning gelato.
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Not only will you be greeted by friendly staff, but the ice cream is next level too – small batches are made from only the finest natural ingredients and the freshest fruit available.
For a hot summer day, we can’t recommend the lemon sorbet highly enough as it will make you feel like you’re sitting outdoors on the streets of Italy – but please leave some to us.
Site: The North Bridge
Indulge your taste buds and your soul at Perth’s first ever Korean Dessert Cafe, specializing in premium soft serve ice cream, honey toast, bubble tea and the Korean shaved ice delicacy “Bingsu” against a backdrop of K-Pop entertainment and chic, modern decor.
Located in the heart of Northbridge on Newcastle St, Hanabing’s innovative and colorful desserts are a real feast for the eyes, from their ‘Cloud 9 Gelato’, topped with Oreos and a giant cloud of fairy yarn, to OG flavors such as Matcha Roast, Strawberry Bliss and Rainbow Taro.
It would be illegal not to mention their stunning and visually extravagant selection of shaved frozen desserts that are perfect for sharing on a hot summer day with friends.
Peach Strawberry Cheesecake Bingsu anyone?
Site: 138b Oxford Street, Leederville WA 6007
Get those snap shots at Perth’s funkiest, craziest and most experimental ice cream shop yet. Over the past few years, FRY’D has brought a unique concept to the table – premium Italian gelato encased in a warm, crispy outer shell, making it the perfect balance of hot and cold dessert.
Choose from a limited but ever-changing range of beautiful flavors like Baklava, Pandan & Coconut, Ferrero Rocher, Salted Caramel and more. The creative team behind FRY’D is constantly striving to find new ways to make the “perfect scoop” better and even introduced FRY’D’s first-ever gluten-free vegan ice cream.
Locationto: 180 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
There’s always a huge queue outside the door of Chico Gelato, Northbridge’s famous hidden gelateria on William St, and there’s a pretty good explanation. The amazing team at Chico bakes their desserts from scratch and continues to whip up some of the freshest, creamiest, and jaw-dropping flavors, from their malted milk cornflake cookie to vegan oat milk ice cream. banana.
During midweek visits, good luck finding a place on a Friday or Saturday night when the rest of Perth came to play. Just think of it as the perfect excuse to grab a scoop to go and enjoy a refreshing evening stroll in Yagan Square with your friends or that special someone. Their lavender and honeycomb, lemon meringue and Sicilian pistachio combos are the stars of the show and will leave you wanting more.
Roho Bure Vegan Ice Cream
Site: 226 Carr Pl, Leederville WA 6007
Guilt Free, Boujee and Unique. What more could you ask for? Perth entrepreneur Georgina Terrana’s is taking the dessert world by storm with her revolutionary plant-based selection of next-level vegan ice creams and we’re set.
Curated from the finest organic and whole food ingredients, with vanilla as the base for all flavors, play with experimental Roho combos like Charcoal Chocolate Orange and Cashew Cream Honeycomb. While it’s certainly a bit more expensive than your average ice cream shop, a sumptuous and stunning presentation makes their desserts 100% worth every dollar.
Lsite : 246 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
At the forefront of innovative desserts is Whisk, a family-run artisan dessert company run by Giulio Nelva and his sons, Davide and Simon. Their specialty is soft gelato, sorbets and creative handmade desserts using only high quality fresh ingredients and centuries-old baking practices.
Prepare to be wowed by their unicorn and mermaid themed gelato with a delicious vanilla base topped with roasted marshmallows and sprinkles. Or dive into more classic flavors like matcha green tea, creamy Italian hazelnut and mango sorbet, served in a mug, waffle cone or Japanese fish cake (Taiyaki). You can also treat yourself to a coffee, award-winning freakshakes, a crounity sandwich or an affogato gelato for caffeine lovers.
Site: Vic Park
Feast your eyes at East Vic Park’s modern Sicilian gelateria, renowned for its use of local, fresh, and natural seasonal ingredients to create delicious, one-of-a-kind artisan ice creams. They have mint stracciatella, yogurt and berries, ricotta, orange and dark chocolate, lavender and Earl Grey, and coconut and pandan (pwah).
But their range does not stop there. From January 28 to March 2, Pietro Gelateria presents four new flavors of gelato inspired by the characters of a famous Italian play “Commedia Dell’arte” – including Stracciatella, Tiramisu, Bacio and Plum Crostata. Their gelato is served in scoops or takeout pots, with the option of adding homemade cannoli, cakes or traditional Sicilian granita on the side.
Site: 5 Geoffrey Bolton Avenue, Perth WA 6000
Nothing beats an early afternoon stroll down Elizabeth’s Queue with a scoop (or two) of Gusto Gelato’s authentic slime ice cream. This family business lives up to its title of one of Perth’s best gelaterias, as it offers artisan desserts influenced by traditional artisan production techniques learned in the Italian city of Bologna.
Expect a range of unique and mouth-watering flavors, from mascarpone to cocoa, from apple pie to caramelized white chocolate. If you’re not ok with dairy or gluten, then no stress. They also cater to vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free customers with their refreshing fruity sorbets, including sour cherry, lemon, and mango flavors (yum).
Site: [email protected], 460 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003
Kuld Creamery never fails to impress Perth Samaritans and travelers with its monthly range of playful, nostalgic and quirky flavors influenced by North American roots. Expect a range of exciting flavors from Vanilla Mango Swirl and Cracker Caramel to tastier alternatives such as their Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Gingerbread Cookie and Christmas Caramel.
Fun fact, their ice cream is made from locally sourced ethical dairy and their vegan ice cream is a combination of cashew cream and organic coconut milk. Their cozy little nook of a store is located just down the road from el Publico Mexican Cantina on Beaufort Street and offers nice indoor seating.
Swan River Ice Cream
Site: 5/17-19 Collie St, Fremantle WA 6160
If you’re the indecisive type, get ready to face your worst nightmare while trying to choose from Swan River Gelato’s library of delicious and distinctive flavors. The star of the show is their smooth Pavlova ice cream, wrapped in crunchy meringue pieces, fresh strawberries, blueberries and a sweet passion fruit glaze.
Want something rich and satisfying? Try their date pudding, consisting of creamy caramel ice cream topped with homemade date cake and gooey caramel sauce. All the excitement awaits at Swan River Gelato’s modern Freo store on Collie Street, where you can grab a seat or scoop and browse other crowd favorites, from their Berry Crumble gelato to their gluten-free sorbets. and vegans.
Milanese ice cream
Site: 258 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
Forget commercial ice cream chains and sugary ice cream when you can get the real deal at Milan Gelanto, an authentic family-owned ice cream shop hidden away in the famous Vic Park coffee strip. Here you can enjoy top quality Italian gelato made with love by professional pastry chefs, Sara and Isaac, who graduated from a prestigious gelato university in Carpigiani, Italy.
We can’t get enough of their palette-cleansing mango sorbet, and locally adored blueberry cheesecake and Rocher dessert brimming with freshness and sentimentality. So bring your family, friends or a hot date and soak up the summer vibes and friendly atmosphere at this charming and cozy gazebo. Better yet, let your pooch follow you and give him a taste of the dog-friendly Milanese ice cream.
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