You don’t have to travel to Italy to have proper gelato anymore… Some ice cream parlors in Stockholm are truly mastering the art of the ice cream making and putting a great deal of effort on good quality ingredients sourced in Sweden and even brought directly from Italy’s sunny fields. Have a look at this ultimate ice cream round-up YLC has prepared for you and make sure you visit at least a few of this masters of gelato on sunshiny days in the Swedish capital.
Gelateria Italiana – Drottningholmsvägen 22
Prices from 29kr
Travel to Italy’s biggest island and have an authentic Sicilian gelato without leaving Stockholm. Gelateria Italiana imports their ingredients from both Sweden and Italy and they produce their ice cream in-house with precision using the Sicilian recipes and traditions of mild creaminess and intense natural flavours. With over 20 available flavours that rotate constantly, they create original tastes that you won’t find anywhere else in town. We had Stracciatella and it was marvellously creamy.
Fryst – Kungsholms strand 167
Prices from 40
What can we say? Freshness and natural flavours at their best is what you’ll have with Fryst’s ice creams. Our favourite was Mango and Passionfruit, but all of their flavours are very tempting and the portions are quite generous. They produce all of their ice cream on-site. Fryst may be a little shop, but they compensate for it with a pretty view over the water towards Karlbergs Slott and Vasastan. You can sit outside and take in the view as you get a refreshing break with one of their ice creams.
StikkiNikki – several addresses check StikkiNikki’s website to find the nearest shop
Prices from 35
Stikki Nikki produces organic gelato and offers gluten-free and vegan alternatives as well. Their ice creams are very creamy, but not heavily loaded that you feel like you just had a whole meal after having one. They always have new and creative flavours on offer and they’re not afraid to have you trying them all. Their staff will have you trying their novelties before you make up your mind on the flavour you’re going to have. On our visit they had organic avocado and white coffee, which was a cold brew created by leaving the milk resting with the coffee over night taking in all the flavours. We had Coffee ice cream and it was fabulous!
Café Dazyr / Stockholms Glass & Pastahus – Valhallavägen 155
Prices from 30kr
Perfect balance between sweetness and creaminess. Many original flavours to choose from. We can highly recommend Zupa Inglese, which means English soup. This is an Italian dessert layering custard and sponge cake, perhaps derived from trifle. Their Cinnamon ice cream is also great! You can decide whether to enjoy it in their large sitting area inside or outside the café.
King Scoopa – Hornsgatan 156
Prices from 35kr
With flavours such as True Rocky Road, a mix of Oreo, chocolate ice cream, salty caramel and marshmallows, Yuzu Spearmint Sorbet, a tangy-limy-minty Japanese fruit, King Scoopa has perhaps the most original ice creams in town. At this tiny but very groovy shop you’ll be greeted by its cordial and cheerful owner, Sem, who will be very happy to offer you a taster of his ice-creams. We can recommend Lingonberry Sorbet! Portions are big and generous. Stay a while and have a go at one of their ice cream burgers They may be one of the sweetest and most delicious things you’ve tried in your life.
Nonna’s Gelato – Norr Mälarstrand 36
Prices from 35
An oasis in Kungsholment with a cute little outdoor sitting area facing lake Mälaren amongst greenery and flowers. Perhaps you should know that Nonna’s Gelato won the Swedish Ice cream championship 2016, their Hazelnut flavour won Nonna’s Gelato a bronze whilst their Lemon and Ginger Sorbet won them silver and we tried this sorbet and we can ensure you that it is indeed the freshest thing you can think of.
Nonna’s Gelato’s owners trained in Italy and are trying to recreate the Italian gelato flavours in Sweden. Because of their success they now have other distributors selling it in Stockholm. They have 12 to 15 flavours in rotation. Do try their Chocolate Sorbet, which is their best-seller. It is completely vegan and has 70% Belgian chocolate. It’s so crazily soft and creamy that you wouldn’t believe there’s no dairy in it.
Kungsholmens Glassfabrik – Pipersgatan 14
Prices from 25kr
This is a little corner on Pipersgatan close to the Rådhuset metro, though they do have space to sit inside plus an outdoor area consisting of a little square with kids area. They have 24 flavours available . They are delicious and perfect in balance of creaminess and sweetness. We had an amazing Rum and Raisin ice cream and we’ll definitely be having it again.
Gelato Scarfó – Ålstensgatan 12
Prices from 30kr
Award-winning ice creams plus delicious original flavours such as Basil Flower and their Swedish Tri-Flavour speciality, make Gelato Scarfó worth the trip. Their creations are creamy and loaded with flavours from the raw ingredients they bring from different regions in Italy and Sweden. It’s a minimalistic and elegant location with an ample outdoor sitting area to admire the pretty and peaceful Ålstensgatan neighbourhood. We couldn’t recommend Gelato Scarfó more! Try their Sorbeto alla Nocciola, which means hazelnut, or the winner of the Swedish ice cream championship 2017, the Vaniglia Tahiti-Bourbon and expect to be blown away.
Kajsas På kajen – Tegelviksgatan 68
Prices from 30kr
A favourite among kids and grown ups living in Söder and Hammarby Sjöstad, easily reachable by the commuter boats. This little kiosk faces the sea which makes it quite pleasant to visit on a sunny day. There are over 20 different ice cream flavours to choose from: among them Tiramisu, Pistachio, Chewing Gum and some tutti fruity colourful options creatively called Rainbow and Tornado, plus a selection of toppings to give the perfect touch to your treat.
18 Smaker – Hornsgatan 64
Price from 32kr
One word: delicious! All of their flavours taste so natural, among them their sorbets prepared with oat milk.
We highly recommend you to try the Hazelnut flavour, as crunchy and nutty as it sounds. But beware as they don’t always have the same flavours available leaving room for other fresher flavours to take their place and also adding variety to their sweet menu. Here you will find both outdoor and indoor sitting in a 50’s kinda style.
Prices from 33kr
They produce their own ice cream in-house with raw ingredients. If you like creamy ice creams, then Gunnarsons is the place for you. Among the 12 available flavours, we went for the Saffron one, the specialty of the house and also their best-seller. We did not know what to expect and were surprised by its sweet richness. We’ll definitely be going back for more.
Stockholm’s Glasshus – Birkagatan 8
Prices from 38
With over 40 different flavours of traditional Italian gelato and sorbet, their most popular ones are Chocolate and Pistachio. Stockholm’s Glasshus har a huge variety of home-made ice creams, which will take care of your gelato cravings. No matter which flavour you fancy, they will have it!
La Venezia – Västgötagatan 22
Prices from 25kr
La Venezia’s strategic location, next to a park with a kids playground, makes it the perfect choice for a family day out. Here you will find 27 flavours at a time from around 40 flavours in total that they rotate on regular basis. Their most popular tastes are Dark Chocolate and Strawberry and they also have a selection of 3 toppings to crown your ice cream with.
Nordic Fauna Ice Cream
Their ice cream is exclusively made on natural, preferably local and organic ingredients. Nordic Fauna’s shop and location is an adventure in itself and a Swedish response to international super premium ice creams, delivering ridiculously good and the most original flavours as they are entirely nordic inspired. For example they have: Punch & Dill, Artichoke, Gin and Rhubarb, Swedish Strawberry, Beer & Cream, etc.
Folk & Friends – Norr Mälarstrand 32
This last recommendation goes to all the dog owners who wish to treat their beloved four-legged friends to ice cream specially made for dogs. Folk & Friends’ motto is “Dogs welcome, people tolerated”. So they are always committed to welcoming parties of humans and dogs alike. That’s why they sell Hugo & Celine Ice Cream for dogs with flavours such as Liver, Beef and Salmon that will have your loyal pet barking for more.