Updated for 2021
Top Ice Cream Spots in Zurich
Summer days in Zurich can get really hot as the temperature in the city rises, so what better way to cool off than with a nice scoop of ice cream? Zurich has plenty of great spots to buy ice cream, check out our list below to find our favourites!
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Gelati am See
Daniel Kissling has been running Gelati am See since 1998. His ice cream stand is located in the China Gardens is a real hit. The delicious ice cream served in a classic waffle cone comes in a variety of flavours and you always get a “taster”flavour too! A perfect treat while taking a stroll along the lake. Gelati am See website. Address: China Gardens
Gelati am See now has a sister location in Zurich which is open all year long. Located in Tellhof in Kreis 4, it’s also a cafe serving excellent coffee with a great play area for kids. Run by Daniel’s sister, they even have spaghetti ice cream !Delicious! Gelati Tellhof website. Address: Tellstrasse 20, 8004 Zürich
Rosso Arancio Ice Cream
Ice cream made with love by Italian gelati experts in Zurich. Passionate about supplying the best possible ice cream and sorbets to their Zurich clientele, the fabulous flavours include coconut and mango, hazelnut, pistachio and the extremely delicious melon ice cream! As well as classic ice creams, Rosso Arancio have a good selection of vegan ices too. All made in Zurich. The Rosso Arancio Website. Address: Stauffacher 73, 8004 Zürich
Gelateria di Berna
A new ice cream place located in Kreis 3 is now serving delicious ice cream made in Bern. It’s open seven days a week and the ice cream is well priced and delicious. Take a trip to Labarotorio Brupbacherplatz, Weststrasse 196, 8003 Zurich to check it out or visit the Gelateria di Berna website here.
Vanini Ice Creams
Delicious Swiss gelato, made in Lugano, is available at the Vanini chocolate shop just off Bahnhofstrasse. Top recommendations are the chocolate & the hazelnut! And why not get try the chocolate topping too? Kuttelgasse 17, 8001 Zürich. Visit Vanini’s website here.
Honold produce a fabulous selection of ice cream, sorbet and yogurt ice in Zurich. The ice cream is made by hand using Swiss milk and the finest ingredients such as Grand Cru chocolate or Madagascan vanilla. The creamy mango ice cream is created from exotic fruit & Swiss Yogurt. Address: Rennweg 53, 8001 Zurich & Küsnacht, Herrliberg & Zürichberg. Visit Honold’s website here.
Hasta Ice Cream
Hasta is a family run ice cream parlour which hails from Sion in Switzerland and opened its doors in Zurich in 2017. Their delicious ice cream & sorbets come in lots of different flavours & taste amazing! Open from 12 noon to 10pm, 7 days a week. Do stop by and enjoy! Address: Zwingliplplatz 3, 8001 Zurich. Visit the Hasta Ice Cream website here.
Max Chocolatier Ice Creams
The luxury chocolate shop Max Chocolatier also offers wonderful home made ice cream & sorbets in a selection of fabulous & unusual flavours e.g. rosemary, elderflower & matcha. They change the flavours regularly to keep you on your toes but my favourite has to be the chocolate! Open Tues – Sat at Schlüsselgasse 12, 8001 Zurich. Visit Max’s website here.
Sorbetto Ice Cream
Sorbetto ice cream is actually made in Zurich and it comes in classic flavours of vanilla, stracciatella, and chocolate, as well as a wide variety of unique flavors, like wasabi, sage, apple and even sour cream! Everything is made from natural ingredients and all their sorbets are vegan! Sorbetto has locations in Neptunstrasse and in Wipkingen and its ice creams and sorbets are also available in Globus and many small shops in Zurich. The Sorbetto Website. Address: Neptunstrasse, 8032 Zürich
Positano serves classic Italian-made gelati at its ice cream counter in its restaurant in Zurich from March to October. The portions are extremely generous and tasty, making them the perfect dessert to satisfy a sweet tooth. We recommend the peach sorbet, the yoghurt ice cream, and our top favourite is the dark chocolate ice cream! Delicious! Positano’s website. Address: Stampfenbachstrasse 6, 8001 Zürich
Dieci is a small gelateria located on Niederdorfstrasse. It’s a perfect place to stop if you are spending a day exploring the city, and need a quick and tasty dessert. At Dieci, you can choose from 18 different ice cream flavours, and can mix and match them in a cup or on a classic gelato ice cream cone. The Dieci website. Address: Niederdorfstrasse 40, 8001 Zürich
Gelateria Leonardo can be found inside Sihlcity, Glatt and Globus. This gelateria serves some of the most decadent ice cream in Zurich. The sundaes can be topped with fruit, cookies & chocolate sauces. Gelateria Leonardo is the perfect place to go if you are in the mood for a real treat. Take a look at the Leonardo website to find out more. Address: Kalanderplatz 1, 8045 Zürich (Sihlcity), Glatt & Globus Bellevue.
Located in Bellevue, the Mövenpick ice cream store is well known for serving a large variety of flavours of ice cream and sorbet as well as serving ice cream sundaes in its cafe. A convenient place to go for a refreshing ice whatever the weather. To find out more, see the Mövenpick website. Address: Theaterstrasse 8, 8001 Zürich
Konditorei Caredda is a cake shop and gelateria located on Josefstrasse. While walking by, it seems as if the only thing they serve is wedding cake. However, if you go inside, you will see that this is not the case. Konditorei Caredda has an excellent selection of house-made ice cream flavours to choose from, served in either a cup or in a cone. Caredda website. Address: Josefstrasse 119, 8005 Zurich
Schokolato is located a little bit outside of Zurich in the Glattzentrum, and uses quality ingredients to make some of the most amazing ice cream in Zurich. Fans travel from all parts of Zurich to Glatt to get their fix of this frozen delight! See the Schokolato website for more details. Address: Richtiplatz 2, 8304 Wallisellen
Vegelateria is an the first organic and vegan restaurant serving some of the tastiest gelato in Zurich. The all-organic treat is quite different from your typical ice cream, but fabulously delicious. Vegelateria is definitely a great place to stop on a hot summer’s day, and proves that it’s always good to try something new! See the full NewInZurich review here, or visit the Vegelateria website. Address: Müllerstrasse 64, 8004 Zurich
Dieter Meier Oro De Cacao
From his chocolate shop in Zurich, Dieter Meier also offers some delicious home made ice cream creations in the Summer months only. The shop is located just down from the Hotel Storchen at Wühre 15, 8001 Zürich.
Dieter Meier website.
Located at Ottostrasse 15, 8005 Zürich, Eisvogel by Tine Giacobbo had been recommended to us by so many readers and we just loved it when we tried it. So many unusual and delicious flavours too. It’s open Tues – Sat from 12.15 till 6.30pm. No website available – just amazing ice cream! 🙂
Glace Garage Pop Up
There’s also a new one for Summer 2021 – the Glace Garage Pop Up. It’s located at Münstergasse 31, 8001 – so why not pop by and give it a try? It features some amazing flavours like wasabi and yogurt and ginger as well as the usual favourites.
What are your favourite ice cream places in Zurich? Tell us in the comments section below – we’d love to hear!
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Article by Sofia Mikton
Updated July 2019