Ice cream parlours in Stockholm
Updated 13 Jul 2019
Emperor Tang, Alexander the Great, Marco Polo - three well-known historical figures with a shared weakness for well-made ice cream. There's nothing wrong with a good old Magnum, but the experience of eating really good Italian chocolate ice cream is something else. Pure magic - particularly when enjoyed in baking sunshine. If you'd like that blissed out feeling just visit one of Stockholm's small ice cream parlours. Here are the best ice cream places in the city, with the best ice cream for true ice cream lovers.
A passion for Italian artisan ice cream
All the ice cream at GelatoNova in Hagastaden is made on site to traditional Italian recipes and their gelato is made from fresh ingredients, local dairy products and flavour-packed fruits. The flavours on sale behind the counter are constantly changing, so you could visit every day and try a different kind.
- GelatoNova, Norra Stationsgatan 70, Vasastan
Unbeatably good by Fridhemsplan
Many people regard this as the best ice cream parlour in Stockholm. Ridiculously delicious chocolate ice cream and sorbet that kicks most others to the kerb. If you find yourself near Fridhemsplan, this is an absolute must!
- Gelateria Italiana, Drottningholmsvägen 22, Kungsholmen
Ice cream and chocolate
As well as a large selection of chocolate in all its forms (truffles, cakes, cookies), you'll also find various flavours of ice cream on offer at Chokladfabriken. Classic homemade varieties such as strawberry ice cream, vanilla and, naturally, chocolate, are all on the menu, along with the odd more unusual flavour. Once you've selected your flavour there are various toppings to choose from.
Gelato made fresh daily
This popular ice cream and coffeebar by Vasapark makes Italian ice cream with top quality ingredients and creative flavour combinations. How about a burnt butter, toffee and rosemary ice cream, for example? They also run courses if you want to learn to make your own gelato.
We all scream for ice cream
Hidden away in a basement on Hornsgatan by Hornstull you'll find King Scoopa, a much-lauded little ice cream parlour opened by Henok Fentie from Omnipollos hatt. Ice cream with exciting flavours is made on-site, and if you can't get enough of a good thing, relax - the scoops are gigantic.
- King Scoopa, Hornsgatan 156, Hornstull/Södermalm
In the summer of 2019, the Centellini family opened up the hatch to what might be the city's smallest ice cream factory - in a tiny green kiosk in Axel Landquists Park near Nytorget. Every day they make gelato from scratch with top notch ingredients, such as fresh fruit and Sicilian pistachios.
- Gelato Caput Mundi, Axel Landquist Park, Södermalm
Masses of ice cream and sorbet
Probably Stockholm's widest selection of ice cream and sorbet. They sell their wares in both the factory and in another ice cream parlour on Bondegatan (in spring and summer). The factory delivers orders to both restaurants and private customers.
- Kungsholmens Glassfabrik Pipersgatan, Pipersgatan 14, Kungsholmen
Ice cream champions 2017
This little bakery in Gärdet won the Swedish Ice Cream Championships in 2017 - not a bad reason to visit. Their range consists of homemade ice cream and sorbet in just a few selected (and naturally very popular) flavours.
- Ett Bageri, Jungfrugatan 70, Gärdet
Ice cream - for dogs, too
Blood Cone near Hornstulls strand serves everything from vegan ice cream and protein-rich ice cream to ice cream made specially for dogs. Ice cream is served in flowery china cups and comes with sprinkles and other colourful toppings.
- Blood Cone, Hornsgatan 149, Hornstull/Södermalm
Awesome ice cream with no additives
StikkiNikki Gelato has several branches around the city. The ice cream is absolutely world class, made exclusively from natural ingredients. One for the real ice cream fanatics, try their home-made organic milkshakes and coffee drinks too.
- StikkiNikki Götgatan, Götgatan 46, Södermalm
- StikkiNikki Drottninggatan, Drottninggatan 90B, Norrmalm/City
- StikkiNikki Mariatorget, Mariatorget 1C, Södermalm
- StikkiNikki Gamla stan, Stora Nygatan 17, Old Town
- StikkiNikki Hornsbergs Strand, Hornsbergs Strand 35, Kungsholmen
- StikkiNikki Lövängsgatan, Lövängsgatan 6, Norra Djurgårdsstaden/Hjorthagen/Norra Djurgården
- StikkiNikki Nybrogatan, Nybrogatan 43, Östermalm
- StikkiNikki Sankt Eriksplan, Sankt Eriksplan 9, Vasastan
A must in Vasastan
Stockholms Glasshus is in the cosy neighbourhood of Birkastan and sells some of the city's most fabulous ice cream. You'll find masses of exciting flavours, made exclusively from natural ingredients and at reasonable prices.
- Stockholms Glasshus, Birkagatan 8, Vasastan
For real gelato lovers
Take a trip out to Bromma and test the gourmet ice cream at this celebrated gelateria. They make exclusive Italian gelato daily using only selected ingredients, so you can forget any weird additives and colourings. Exciting flavours in your cone can also be combined with hot chocolate from a chocolate fountain and espresso from Calabria.
- Gelato Scarfó, Ålstensgatan 12, Bromma
Hipster ice cream in Humlegården
Omnipollo is best known for their microbrewed beer and hip pizzas, but since 2019 they've also run a beer garden and ice cream bar in Humlegården. The soft serve ice cream - served in an impressively tall twirl - is extremely imaginative in terms of both appearance and taste. Naturally, beer is one of their flavours.
- Omnipollos Flora, Humlegården, Östermalm
In the summer of 2019, Fryst moved out of their old premises on Kungsholms strand, but don't worry - they still have plenty of ice cream for everyone and more. Jens & Victor have taken over the production and sales of freshly made, top quality ice cream.
- Jens & Victor, Kungsholms strand 167, Kungsholmen