Best Ice Cream Places in Wellington

Scoops Away – The Top 6 Ice Cream Joints in Wellington 

Why did the ice cream truck break down? It ran into a rocky road. 

Now that we’ve gotten my corny jokes out of the way, time for some real delight! Rocky road is actually just the tip of the mountain of ice cream flavours you’ll find in Wellington. I’d know, having been addicted to the stuff since I was a child!

I’ve listed the very best ice cream places in the city for you to try if you’re the same. Whether you’re a diehard hokey pokey fan or like classic vanilla, you’ll find a flavour you like at these ice cream spots. 

1. Zelati Dessert Cafe 

 Zelati Dessert Cafe

Address: 116 Cuba Street Left Bank Arcade, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Saturday – 12:00 to 10:00 PM

             Sunday – 12:00 to 6:00 PM

Phone: +64 4 212 2527

Zelati Dessert Cafe is pure Instagrammable indulgence. Forget your plain scoops—here, artistry meets ice cream/gelato. They have an abundance of flavours from the mango magdalena (with mangos all the way from Columbia) to limited edition flavours like their latest keso cheddar cheese gelato. 

Of course, you can never go wrong with their classic award-winning creme caramel or their passionatta. 

Pro Tip: If you like sorbets, they have dairy-free sorbet!

2. Duck Island Ice Cream

Duck Island Ice Cream

Address: 168 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours: 

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 11 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 11 AM to 11:30 PM

Duck Island ice cream has some of the quirkiest flavours you’ll ever find. Expect the unexpected with flavours like ambrosia, fairy bread, and toasted marshmallows. 

They don’t just have plain old ice cream cones here either—give their ice cream sandwiches a try.

Pro Tip: On their website, you can order exclusively made ice cream cakes. 

3. Kaffee Eis 

Kaffee Eis 

Address: 29 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM to 11 PM
  • Saturday – 1 PM to 10 PN
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM

Phone: +64 4 384 8040

Kaffee Eis is where European elegance meets Kiwi charm. They have over 45 flavours (which rotate daily) so you have a chance to try each flavour if you wish.

Their tangy lemon sorbet is a prize-winning flavour along with their boysenberry. 

Pro Tip: If you own a coffee shop or a restaurant, Kaffee Eis does wholesale supply.

4. Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery

Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery

Address: 279 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 11 PM

Wooden Spoon is a haven for handcrafted ice cream magic. Their batches may be limited to smaller pints, but they have unique flavours like smokey pokey, Vietnamese coffee, churros and more. 

And their ice cream sandwiches are to die for! 

Pro Tip: Order your pints online or find them inside Scoop Cafe in New World Wellington City Market. Don’t forget to try some of their mix-ins: hot fudge, caramel, and peanut brittle. 

5. The Enormous Crocodile And Shake

The Enormous Crocodile And Shake

Address: 5/22 Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

The enormous crocodile and shake isn’t your average scoop shop. This shop takes ice cream to the next level by combining ice cream cones and shakes for one sugary delight. 

Their classic cookies crocshake is perfect for lovers of all things Oreo. But, if you’re craving something more fruity, give their unicorn crocshake a try. The waffle cone rainbow ice cream goes well with the hints of strawberry in the shake. 

Pro Tip: Feeling bold? Get the goldrush—it’ll give you a sugar rush for sure.

6. Roaming Yeti

Phone: +64211842250

Forget queuing in stuffy shops—Roaming Yeti awaits on three wheels. This ice cream trike is known for its freshly made ice cream sandwiches. 

Choose from any of their gourmet ice cream flavours like salted caramel, classic vanilla, and even hokey pokey. 

Pro Tip: To track down Roaming Yeti, follow them on instagram.