Summer’s reached CT. The battle between us and the heat has begun. But we have a few ways of shielding it off. There’s the sea. There are the five new spray parks opening up throughout the city. And then there’s ice cream. Lots of it. So, if you’re ever in dire need of a fix of sweet frozen goodness, then head to one of these five places.
With three cafés and three regular market stalls, The Creamery is sure to refresh many sweltering Capetonians. Its ice cream is made with a range of environmentally friendly ingredients supplied by farms around South Africa. This ensures an array of yummy and original treats. Ever tried flavours such as Naartjie-Choc Chip or Cardamom-Rosewater-Marshmallow?
The Creamery also offers a flavour of the month, and you only have a few days left to try October’s The ‘Woodstocky’ Road. It combines CocoaFair Chocolate ice cream, Rosetta Roastery Coffee shortbread crumble, and a toasted marshmallow swirl. Now that’s a winning combo!
When Tuesday to Sunday at 9 am at Newlands and Mouille Point, Monday to Sunday at 9 am at Claremont
Where Shop 4, Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands/163 Beach Rd, Mouille Point/Shop 16, Palmyra Junction, 9 Palmyra Road, Claremont
Contact Head office: +27 21 447 7690/Newlands: +27 21 686 3975 /Mouille Point: +27 21 434 2455/Claremont: +27 21 671 6346, [email protected], www.thecreamery.co.za
Unframed Ice Cream
Fans of artisan ice cream, sorbets and vegan desserts should look no further than the recently opened Unframed Ice Cream. Whether served in a tub, or on a cone, their offerings are always meticulously made and beautifully presented.
Imagine walking back to work at the end of your lunch break with a Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cone. Or savouring a Raspberry Sorbet while relaxing in Unframed’s outdoor seating area. Now that sounds like a heavenly antidote for midday stress and the summer heat.
When Mondays to Sundays at 11 am
Where 45C Kloof Street, Gardens
Contact +27 63 601 0287, [email protected]
Cookies and Cream
Cookies and Cream has been part of the Earth Fair Market in Tokai, but this weekend it officially moves to the Taste at Simon’s Market at Groot Constantia Wine Estate. And if you prefer your ice cream presented in a less conventional fashion, then it’s right up your street.
While Cookies and Cream does serve the usual ice cream cone, its delectable combinations of ice cream and biscuity treats look far more enticing. You can indulge in a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between a macaroon or two delicious cookies. Or you can try a mini ice cream cake with condensed milk ice cream on top, a chocolate chip cookie at the bottom, and a layer of caramel in between.
N2 Ice Cream Lab
Science enthusiasts and ice cream lovers will have a literal blast at N2 Ice Cream Lab. Here, your customised ice cream’s ingredients will be mixed before your very eyes. They’ll then be blasted with liquid nitrogen to ensure your treat is both correctly frozen and smoothly textured. Awesome, right?
They also have exciting flavours to try. Kiddies will love their Toffee Apple, Hot Cross Bun and and Blueberry Cheesecake ice creams. Older customers might like to try tastes as diverse as Guinness and Lindt, Pink Champagne, and Amarula and Chocolate.
When Mondays to Thursdays from 11 am to 6 pm, Fridays to Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm
Where Paddocks Shopping Centre, Grand National Blvd and Race Course Road, Milnerton
Contact +27 84 516 1818/+27 72 282 0482, [email protected], www.n2icecreamlab.co.za
Crumbs & Cream
One of Cape Town’s favourite ice cream places, Crumbs & Cream is sure to hit that sweet spot. Operating from a truck at the V&A Waterfront, and from their dedicated store in Sea Point, they offer many delicious flavours of ice-cream and cookies. When combined, these will surely make the ice-cream sandwich of your dreams. To find out more about Crumbs & Cream, read our blog post.
When Sundays to Thursday 11 am – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 11 pm
Where Store: 16 Regent Road, Sea Point, Tuk tuk: V&A Waterfront (between the Watershed and Two Oceans Aquarium)
Contact +27 27815914974, [email protected], www.crumbsandcream.co.za