Where to get Ice-Cream in Berlin
We are at the beginning of summer and as such there is still a lot of sun and heat left. And there is nothing like a delicious and cold ice cream to help us cool down but thruthfully eating ice-cream is a guilty pleasure suitable for any time of the year. Germans simply love ice-cream, and thanks to the Italian inmigration their land abounds with countless ice-creams parlours. Berlin could not be less, and its multiculturalism is also reflected in the variety of quality ice cream parlours spread all over the German city, each of them with its own personality and history. Here goes the top five ice cream shops in the capital.
Florida Eiscafe- A classic in Berlin. They have over 30 years of experience preparing handmade ice cream, with 100% natural products using the freshest fruits from the market. Every summer there are seemingly endless queues of people eagerly awaiting a taste of the many flavours prepared in this Berlin ice cream parlour, caramel, blueberries and marshmallows. Furthermore, the variety of lactose-free ice cream is very wide, so those allergic to lactose may enjoy lavours such as cherry, mango, passion fruit, melon and gooseberry, among many others. A must in Berlin either in summer or winter. Winter may be stretching it but they are really good. You can find them scattered all over the city.
Caramello Eis- Completely natural ice-cream, with no additives, low fat and prepared with the best products on the planet. The end result is a delicious, creamy ice-cream with a perfect texture. The Sicilian pistachio ice cream is a must, you can also taste a cocoa ice cream made of cocoa between 30 and 70% pure; or the ice cream "1001 Nacht" (1000 and One Nights) prepared with grapes and sesame … simply delicious! You’ll also find ice cream made of soy milk or even a lemon and mint sorbet for those hottest days.
Vanille & Co.- Located in the commercial heart of Berlin, this ice cream parlour offers its customers all kinds of flavours, each as exotic as the next. Handmade products prepared with 100% natural ingredients with no additives to provide a perfect creamy texture. Among the many flavours, are biscuits imported directly from Italy’s region of Piedmont, sorbet with a touch of wine from Moselle and peach, cashews, pure vanilla, orange campari, many other flavours that will give your tastebuds a buzz. Pure luxury in the financial centre of Berlin!
Inka Eis- A great find. This Berlin ice cream parlour offers ice cream and other dishes from the land of the Incas, Peru. All products are directly imported from this country, so you can taste an ice cream made of chicha morada (a drink made from a Peruvian purple corn variety grown in the Andes) of lucuma (a fruit of the Andes), Algarrobito or pisco sour (cocktail made with pisco, lime, brown sugar and egg white). It is offered as well other sweets and typical products from Peru, such as alfajores filled with different fruits and creams, tamales or Peruvian pasties or stuffed potatoes.
Aldemir Eis- Located in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, this bakery and ice-cream parlour offers a wide range of ice-cream flavours, cakes or waffles. Its original savours have got this place to be a must in Kreuzberg. Here, you won’t be able to resist tasting the ice cream "Grandma Apple cake” flavour, rhubarb yogurt, cookies and caramel-coated almonds, among many other tastes that will delight you.