Top 5 ice cream shops in Bangkok

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In a city as hot as Bangkok, ice cream will not only help you cool off but also lift up your mood and soothe your soul. Luckily, Bangkok has an abundance of beverages and ice cream shops to choose from. With so many options, though, it can be overwhelming to decide where exactly you can find the best ice cream in the city.

Whether you live in Bangkok or are just travelling through, or if you prefer gelato over soft-serve, this guide is for you. If you are having a hard time finding a spot with the best ice cream, we have narrowed it down for you to the top 5 ice cream shops in Bangkok.

5 Best ice cream shops in Bangkok

The capital’s absolute best ice cream shops, listed below.

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1. Coconut Culture

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Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 to 21:00

Address: 100/6 Phra Athit Rd, Chanasongkram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Prepare to be wowed by the wide array of 20 delectable flavors waiting for you at Coconut Culture. Nestled in the heart of Bangkok’s historic Phra Athit Road, this cozy cafe is a haven for those who crave dairy-free indulgence. Crafted from luscious Thai coconut milk and water, each scoop is a dairy-free dream come true, especially for those with lactose sensitivities.

With a menu that’s constantly evolving, there’s always something new to discover with each visit. While the Classic Coconut and Rich Coconut are timeless favorites, don’t miss out on unique flavors like Shine Muscat and Mangosteen. Don’t skip the fan-favorite PistachiOH! as well. Beyond the mouthwatering treats, the cafe’s lively decor featuring vibrant green chairs and blue tables adds an extra layer of whimsy to your already delightful experience.

2. IceDEA

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Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 t 18:00

Address: Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939 Rama I Rd, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330.

Situated at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, IceDEA is well-known for its unconventional creations. At this shop, ice cream is treated as a work of art. They love to pour creativity into every ice cream they offer, whether it’s through the flavour, presentation, or both. The unique flavours are enough to make people stop by, such as wasabi ice cream, cigarette ice cream, steak ice cream, and 17 more flavours. Durian ice cream is one of their signatures, which is shaped like an actual durian fruit with spiky green rinds. Even some durian haters love IceDEA’s durian ice cream because it has only a mild smell and sweet taste. Besides ice cream, you should also try their mangosteen, corn, and mango sticky rice.

3. Farm to Table

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Opening hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 09:00 to 19:00

Address: 179 Thanon Atsadang, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Farm to Table Organic Cafe serves their menu from the farm directly onto your table, as the name suggests. They grow their own vegetables out in Phu Chee Fah and make creamy ice cream from their own produce – potato, pumpkin, strawberries, and carrot – certified by IFOAM (International Foundation for Organic Agriculture). This essentially means that the ice cream has no artificial ingredients. Hence, every bite of it offers a close touch to nature. The flavours of the ice cream consist of black sesame, passion fruit, pumpkin, and many more. However, if you prefer simple ice cream flavours, you can choose conventional flavours like strawberry, dark chocolate, and cookies and cream. For vegans, the soy milk ice cream is delicious. Although ice cream is the cafe’s speciality, they also offer other unique options, such as salads, pork rib over organic rice, and spinach sandwiches.

4. Azabu Sabo

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Opening hours: Daily, 10:30 to 21:00

Address: 3 Floor Central, World (Japan Avenue zone, Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

Azabu Sabo serves tasty ice creams of traditional Japanese flavours with modern appeal. Their traditional flavours will give you a first glance at the culinary culture in Hokkaido, such as Matcha, Hojicha, Black Sesame, Hokkaido Cream, Orange Yoghurt, and many more. Aside from the flavours, the strange but captivating presentation of the ice cream also stands out. They serve their ice cream in a triangular cone, something that you may not find in other ice cream shops in Bangkok. Make sure to try their cult-favourite, Milk ice cream and their renowned Mint Chocolate ice cream.

5. Nuttaporn Ice Cream

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PHOTO: Nuttaporn Ice Cream from Google Maps

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 08:00 to 17:00

Address: 94 Phraeng Phuthon Rd, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

The final ice cream shop on our list is Nuttaporn Ice Cream, that has been serving sweet ice cream for over 70 years. Established in 1952, this family-run ice cream shop has gained a well-deserved reputation as the best in Bangkok. One of Nuttaporn’s most famous offerings is their coconut milk ice cream. This creamy treat boasts a luscious texture, infused with the rich, natural sweetness of coconut milk. Classic favorites like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry are sure to please, while more adventurous palates might opt for unique Thai-inspired flavors such as mango, durian, or Thai tea. In addition, you can elevate your Nuttaporn ice cream experience with a variety of toppings, from Thai sticky rice and sweet corn to roasted peanuts and sweetened pumpkin.

And with that, we have come to the end of our list of the top ice cream shops in Bangkok. So, which one do you want to try out?

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