Eat and Drink

Top Ice Cream Places in Waikato

Ice cream in New Zealand is said to be creamier than anywhere else in the world – that’s because it’s made from the best and freshest ingredients, from the cream produced by our dairy cows to the juiciest fruit grown in our orchards.

And it’s no secret that Kiwis love their ice cream. With a per capita consumption of ice cream and related products estimated to be 22-23 litres per annum, New Zealanders are the biggest consumers of ice cream in the world.

In the Waikato region, which is the dairy farming heartland of the country and where berries and many other kinds of fruit are cultivated, you’re never far from a shop or eatery serving up ice cream.

Check out these top spots in the Waikato to grab a scoop of locally made and totally lick-worthy ice cream, sorbet or gelato, as voted by our Facebook community.

Duck Island Ice Cream, Hamilton

300a Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton 
Open 7 days a week 

 5/298 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Open Thursday - Sunday

www.duckislandicecream.co.nz

Hoops & Scoops NZ, Te Awamutu

54 Sloane Street, Te Awamutu
Open Tuesday - Sunday
www.hoopsandscoops.co.nz

The Scoop Gelato, Waharoa

50 Seddon Street, Waharoa
Open Wednesday - Sunday
www.thescoop.nz

Ruakura Berry Shop, Hamilton

11 Davison Road, Newstead
Open 7 days a week 
www.ruakuraberry.co.nz

Kowhai Creamery, Matamata

11 Haig Road, Matamata
Open Friday - Saturday
www.kowhaicreamery.co.nz

Original Pokeno Ice Cream, Pokeno

57 Great South Road, Pokeno
Open 7 days a week 
www.facebook.com/originalpokenoicecreams

Sunny Nelson Real Fruit Ice Cream, Hamilton

7 Greenwood Street, Frankton, Hamilton
Open 7 days a week
www.fb/sunnynelsonrealfruiticecream

The Strawberry Farm Real Fruit Ice Cream (Punnet), Tamahere

337 Newell Road, Tamahere
Open 7 days a week
www.thecountryprovidore.co.nz

GelatAmore, Cambridge

1/44 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Open 7 days a week 

Karapiro Berry Box, Leamington,

459 Maungatautari Road, Leamington, Cambridge
Open Wednesday - Monday
www.facebook.com/KarapiroBerryBox

Roll Up Real Fruit Ice Cream, Raglan

11 Bow Street, Raglan
Open 7 days a week
www.facebook.com/rollup.raglan

Fior di latte

3 Borman Road, Rototuna North, Hamilton
Open Wednesday - Monday
fiordilattenz.com