Where to get the best ice-cream in Durban this summer

Where to get the best ice-cream in Durban this summer

An endless summer calls for an endless supply of ice-cream this festive season...

Hands holding Cornetto ice cream cones
File photo/ iStock ( Serkan Toröz)

Summer officially starts in December, but Durban is already experiencing sweltering temperatures. 

That can only mean two things - more beach days and more ice-cream. 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream.  Here's a look at where you can get the best ice-cream in Durban. 

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Paul’s Homemade Ice-Cream 

If you're looking for luxurious textures and unique ice-cream flavours then you need to get your hands on Paul's Ice-Cream. From salted caramel to pistachio white chocolate, you will keep going back for more! 

The shop on Florida Road has permanently closed, but you can still get your Paul's ice-cream fix at several stockists in Durban. 


  1. BP Chatsworth Circle
  2. Hillcrest Kwikspar
  3. Hillcrest Motors
  4. Ballito Lifestyle Center
  5. Eastman Spar
  6. Remo's Kitchen
  7. Mount Edgecombe Convenience
  8. Pizzaboys Umhlanga ; Pizzaboys Durban North ; Pizzaboys South Beach
  9. Engen Athlone Convenience Center
  10. Village Mall Superspar

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Old Town Italy

No ice-cream round-up would be complete without some gelato indulgence. But don't tell your Italian friends that you're there for "ice-cream"! While gelato means ice-cream or "frozen" in Italian, it has a denser and smoother texture. 

Old Town Italy in Umhlanga not only serves amazing food but also the tastiest gelato. 

"Craving a taste of sweet indulgence that transports you straight to the cobbled streets of Italy? Look no further than Old Town Italy, where the timeless art of gelato takes center stage, turning every scoop into a symphony of flavor," one of the restaurant's latest Instagram posts read. 

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Romano Ice Cream

Romano Ice Cream on Florida Road also offers authentic gelato. Their gelato flavours include cheesecake, salty peanut, caramel biscotti, apple pie and nocciola. Romano's menu is also Halaal-approved. 

According to their website, "the scoop range boasts more than 20 flavours including frozen yoghurt and sorbet and our product range includes ice cream cake slices, gelato on sticks". 

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Beach Round-Up

Many Durbanites will spend just about every day at the beach. Here's where you can get ice-cream at the beach.

1. Milky Lane North Beach
2. The Italian Corner on the Umhlanga Promenade
3. Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment on Durban's Golden Mile 

Main image credit: iStock/ Serkan Toröz


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