Best Ice Cream & Gelato Shops In Perth: Here’s The Scoop

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Scoop up the best ice cream in Perth.
Best Ice Cream Perth - Fryd

Scoop up the best ice cream in Perth.

As WA smashes those scorching heat records, it’s safe to say that fellow Perthlings are in desperate need of some thirst-quenching and palette cleansing ice desserts.

Luckily for residents and travellers, Perth is home to an array of authentic Italian gelaterias and ice-cream shops known for whipping up delicious, hand-crafted, and creamy scoops of joy.

Gelateries based in Northbridge, Leederville, Guildford and Vic Park has set the bar incredibly high this summer by introducing a range of experimental gelato flavours and playful dessert combinations.

Whether you are craving the go-to classics such as chocolate and mango sorbet, or you’re on the hunt for a new and exciting invention like fried ice cream (yep, it’s scientifically possible) or Charcoal infused Chocolate Orange gelato – we have it it all!

So without further a due, here are our top 10 picks for the best Ice Cream and Gelato shops in Perth to get you through the summer.

Mimmo’s Gourmet Gelato

Location: Unit 9/121 James St, Guildford

Best Ice Cream & Gelato Shops In Perth: Here's The Scoop
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Tucked away in a Guildford carpark opposite burger icon Alfreds you will find Mimmo’s and perhaps the GOAT (greatest of all time) of gelato in Perth.

Why?

Here is a running list of awards for Mimmo’s – Perth Royal Show 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 award-winning gelato.

Not only will you be welcomed by friendly staff, but the ice cream is also next level – small batches are made from only the finest natural ingredients and the freshest fruits available.

For a hot summers day we can’t recommend the lemon sorbet enough as it will have you feeling like you are sitting in an alfresco on the streets of Italy – but please do leave some for us.


Hanabing

Location: Northbridge

Pleasure your tastebuds and soul at Perth’s first-ever Korean Dessert Cafe – specialising in premium soft gelato, honey toast, bubble tea, and Korean shaved-ice delicacy “Bingsu” against the backdrop of K-Pop entertainment and modern chic decor.

Situated in the heart of Northbridge on Newcastle St, Hanabing’s innovative and colourful desserts are absolute candy to the eye, from their soft-serve “Cloud 9 Gelato”, topped with Oreos and a giant cloud of fairy floss, to OG flavours such as roasted matcha, Strawberry Bliss and Rainbow Taro.

It would be illegal not to mention their jaw-dropping, visually extravagant selection of shave iced desserts which are perfect to share on a hot summers day with friends.

Peach and Strawberry cheesecake Bingsu anyone?


Fry’d

Location: 138b Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007

Get those insta-snaps at Perth’s funkiest, craziest, and most experimental ice-cream store to date. In recent years, FRY’D has brought one hell of a unique concept to the table – premium Italian gelato enclosed in a hot crispy outer-shell, making it the perfect balance of hot and cold dessert.

Choose from a limited yet constantly evolving range of beautiful flavours like Baklava, Pandan & Coconut, Ferrero Rocher, Salted Caramel and more. The creative team behind FRY’D are continuously striving for new and improved ways to make the “perfect ball” and have even introduced the first-ever gluten-free vegan FRY’D ice cream.


Chicho Gelato

Location: 180 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

There’s always a massive queue going out the door of Chico Gelato, Northbridge’s famous hidden gelateria on William St, and there’s a pretty good explanation. Chico’s amazing team make their desserts from scratch and continue to whip up some of the freshest, creamiest and mind-boggling flavours, from their malted milk cornflake cookie toBanana oat milk vegan ice cream.

While mid-week visits, good luck finding a seat on a Friday or Saturday night when the rest of Perth has come out to play. Just think of it as the perfect excuse to grab a take-away scoop and enjoy a refreshing night stroll through 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

Location: 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, lip-smacking vegan ice creams and we are ready.

Curated from the finest organic and whole food ingredients, with vanilla as the foundation for all flavours, get playful with with Roho’s experimental combos like the Charcoal Chocolate Orange and Cashew Cream Honeycomb. While it’s certainly a tad pricier than your average gelato store, scrumptious and breathtaking presentation makes their desserts 100% worth every dollar.


Whisk Creamery

Location: 246 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

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At the forefront of innovative desserts, there’s Whisk – an artisanal dessert family business run by Giulio Nelva and sons, Davide and Simon. Their speciality is hand-made soft-serve gelato, sorbets and creative desserts using only high-quality fresh ingredients and age-old patisserie practices.

Prepare to be wowed by their unicorn and mermaid-themed gelato featuring a delicious vanilla base topped with roasted marshmallows and sprinkles. Or dive into the more classic flavours like matcha green-tea, creamy Italian hazelnut, and mango sorbet, served in a cup, waffle cone or Japanese-fish cake (Taiyaki). You can also treat yourself to a coffee, award-winning freakshakes, crounity sandwich, or a gelato affogato for caffeine enthusiasts.


Pietro Gelateria

Location: Vic Park

Feast your eyes at East Vic Park’s modern Sicilian gelateria renowned for their use of local, fresh, and natural seasonal ingredients to create unique, hand-crafted yummy gelato. They’ve got Mint Stracciatella, Yoghurt and Berry, Ricotta, Orange and Dark Chocolate, Lavender and Earl Grey, and Coconut and Pandan (pwah).

But their range doesn’t stop here. From 28th Jan to 2nd March, Pietro Gelateria is introducing four new gelato flavours 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 take-away tubs, with the option of adding homemade cannoli, cakes or traditional Sicilian granita on the side.


Gusto Gelato

Location: 5 Geoffrey Bolton Av, Perth WA 6000

Nothing beats an early afternoon stroll through Elizabeth Queue with a scoop (or two) of Gusto Gelato’s authentic drool-worthy gelato. This family-owned business definitely lives up to its title as one of the best gelaterias in Perth as it delivers hand-crafted desserts influenced by traditional artisan production techniques learnt in the Italian town of Bologna.

Expect an array of unique and appetising flavours, from mascarpone and cocoa, and apple pie to caramelised white chocolate. If you don’t agree with dairy or gluten, then no stress. They also cater for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free customers with their refreshing fruity sorbets, including the sour cherry, lemon and mango flavoured (yum).


Kuld Creamery

Location: Laneway @, 460 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003

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Kuld Creamery never fails to impress Perth samaritans and travellers with their monthly range of playful, nostalgic and original flavoured ice cream influenced by North American roots. Expect a range of exciting flavours from vanilla mango swirl and cracker toffee to saucier alternatives such as their double chocolate fudge brownie, gingerbread cookie and Christmas caramel.

Fun fact, their ice cream is made using locally sourced ethical dairy and their vegan ice cream is a combination of cashew cream and organic coconut milk. Their small, cosy nook of a store is located just down the road from el Publico Mexican Cantina on Beaufort Street and provides lovely indoor seating.


Swan River Gelato

Location: 5/17-19 Collie St, Fremantle WA 6160

If you’re the indecisive type, then prepare to face your worst nightmare while trying to choose from Swan River Gelato’s library of scrumptious, distinctive flavours. The star of the show is their smooth Pavlova gelato, folded in with chunks of crunchy meringue, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and a sweet passionfruit glaze.

Craving something rich and filling? Take a whack at theirSticky Date Pudding, consisting of creamy caramel gelato layered with homemade sticky date cake and gooey caramel sauce. All the excitement is waiting for you at Swan River Gelato’s modern Freo store on Collie street, where you can grab a seat or a takeaway scoop and browse through more crowd favourites, from their Berry Crumble gelato to their gluten-free and vegan sorbets.


Milan Gelato

Location: 258 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100

Forget commercial gelato chains and sickly-sweet ice cream when you can get the real deal at Milan Gelanto, an authentic family-owned gelato store hidden in Vic Park’s famous coffee strip. Here, you can dig into 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 the locally adored Blueberry cheesecake and Rocher dessert oozing with freshness and sentimentality. So bring your family, friends, or a hot date and soak up the summer vibes and friendly atmosphere at this delightful, cosy kiosk. Better yet, let your pooch tag along and get them to try Milan’s dog-friendly gelato.

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