Here’s where to find fresh, fine ice cream scoops in Bangkok

Photo: Guss Damn Good
Photo: Guss Damn Good

Bangkok is one of those cities where one can ice cream all year long. Some even prefer it during winter when the cool winds blow. But where to find the best?

The Thai capital has plenty of spots that offer delicious frozen treats. One can even discover fancy or wacky flavors like Sriracha sauce, fish sauce caramel, Japanese plum wine, and more. 

Here we’ve gathered some lick-worthy ice cream parlors for you.

10010 Bar

Tucked away inside Soi Charoen Nakhon Soi 10, this ice cream cafe is all about bold, elaborate, fanciful flavors — think Chinese cough syrup, sweet fish sauce, or squid ink ice cream that will literally turn your teeth black. 

Putting the weird flavors aside, 10010 bar also excels in what they do; we also love their dark chocolate sorbet — not too thick but still retaining its silky texture. Don’t miss their freshly-baked kouign-amann and canelé. 

Jing Jing Ice Cream Bar and Cafe

This Chinatown gem is best known for serving homemade scoops with creative flavors of desserts like Sriracha Sauce, Salted Egg Coconut or even booze-infused Gin and Tonic. Each month, the shop launches a special menu that lasts only one month.

Molly Ally

Looking for lactose-free or vegan frozen treats? This ice cream chain inside Siam Center has something for everyone. Forget about what you know about plant-based ice cream sucking; the ice cream here ticks all the boxes for sweet decadence: with a texture so rich, creamy you won’t notice the difference. The flavors range from Teddy (caramel cookie milkshake substituted with oat milk, THB95) to Hera (soy-based, gluten-free lemon pie, THB95).

Various locations

Yora 

Pastry chef Saki Hoshino of Samlor (formerly at 80/20 and Krok) kicked off her online ice cream delivery business in 2020, combining Thai and Japanese ingredients without any added sugar or preservatives to churn out unique flavors, including fish sauce caramel (THB99), sweet-and-sour green mango and fish sauce (THB99), and white malt and peanut brittle for THB99. 

Those wishing for something extra can go for her irresistible perfect ice cream sando, with three options available: choc mallow, berry cheesecake, and caramel banana (THB145 per each). Find these flavors at either her restaurant Samlor or CentralwOrld’s Energy Station.

Rintaro

Either at Ari or its original branch at W District Phra Khanong, the lines are always long for this hip Japanese gelato spot. Hailing from Chiba Prefecture, owner Shintaro Nakajima brings over 20 flavors guaranteed to make Japanophiles drool — think green tea, yuzu milk, sakura cherry blossom milk, Hokkaido lavender tea, and umeshu plum liqueur.

Choose between a maple or chocolate cone option, made on the spot for THB120 for a cone with two flavors.

Yummz Kulfi

Bangkok’s Indian food scene has garnered a younger fanbase lately, and if your taste buds are like ours, they’ll take delight in these creamy, delicious, no-churn ice cream popsicles.

The one of its kind shop in Bangkok dedicated entirely to kulfi, Yumm Kulfi, boasts over 10 flavors, ranging from the basic chocolate almond (THB80) and crunchy pistachio (THB70) to fancier bites like fresh saffron (THB120).

Ghignoni

One of the first gelaterias that hails from Tuscany, Ghignoni is made fresh daily using the same traditional methods as in Italy with flavors like pistachio, ricotta, pineapple and orange chocolate — starting at THB110 for two flavors.

Guss Damn Good 

For eight years, this ice cream joint has captured Bangkok hearts with its vibrant, artisanal flavors and natural ingredients. Since then, Guss Damn Good has expanded its repertoire all over the city, with the new additions like a branch dedicated to sundaes at inside The Commons Saladaeng and recently opening soft serve ice cream inside EmQuartier.

Various locations.

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The story originally appeared in BK.



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