It’s summertime! Which means you no longer need an excuse to devour a whole pint of ice cream in one day. Forget going to the grocery store to stock up on bland big-name brands; these shops will deliver creamy craft ice cream right to your door.
With kitsch decor reminiscent of London's Cereal Killer Cafe, this cereal and ice cream parlour churns out house specials like Don’t Be Too Cereal (milk ice cream mixed with cornflakes and Oreos, topped with torched marshmallow and crushed Oreos; B160) and Yakult Pepo (yogurt and jelly); other tasty flavors include pandan coconut, strawberry cheesecake and salted caramel (B65/scoop).
Order via: Line @ascooptomove
10 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 081-721-6463
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this artisanal ice cream shop's weekly rotation of flavors, each of which comes with a page-long story. The most recent is the Ispahan Panna Cotta (B350/pint), which was inspired by a combination of Pierre Herme’s Ispahan macaron—sampled by the owner in Paris many years ago—and her house-party panna cotta.
304 Pridi Banomyong Soi 42, Sukhumvit Soi 71, 081-535-4564
This Bangkok-born, Boston-inspired craft ice cream kiosk will take you on a journey through over 30 unique flavors, such as Don’t Give Up #18 (fresh milk; B107), Falling in Fall (maple syrup, bourbon and pecan; B117), Maine Rocky Coast (seasalt with almond brittle; B107) and newbie Living Coral (sparkling blood orange; B117).
Order via: Line @gussdamngood, Grab, FoodPanda, Lineman and Get
G/F, Woof Pack Building, Sala Daeng Soi 1, 098-863-4363. Eight other branches across Bangkok
Snuggled on the ground floor of Arsai Place apartment, this cotton candy-colored shop serves homemade ice cream in 12 different flavors. Try out their signature Sugar Plump! (lemon meringue), The Un-bake-able (raspberry cookie dough), Your Fav. Tea (Thai milk tea with grass jelly) and Chew Chew! (Tutti Frutti), priced from B59/cup and B290/pint.
Order via: Line @sugarplump, 084-468-6667 (get five percent discount when purchasing six cups), Grab, Lineman and Get
155/3 Sathorn Soi 7, 084-468-6667
We can’t have an ice cream round-up without a little froyo, can we? Manycups offers full-flavored frozen yogurt with just one-third of the calories of ice cream. If you like it simple, go for Pure Yogurt. If you’re in the “mood,” opt for Big Banana, Joy the Lychee, Blueberry Sugus or Hokkaido Melon (B59/stick; B79/cup).
Order via: Line @mancupsgo
K Village, 95 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-661-5909
Following the popularity of its original branch, this Instagrammable Chinese-meets-Thai dessert cafe has opened up near Chula, serving steamed Mantou Sets (one scoop of ice cream and a steamed bun), Fried Mantou Sets (one scoop of ice cream and fried bun) and Pudding Sets (one scoop of ice cream and a pudding) at B79 each. They also offer ice cream with Thai flair—think flavors like caramelized peanut bar, old-school Milo milk, Thai-style pink milk with red bean (B55/scoop) and chestnut (B65/scoop).
Order via: Line @983uasiv and Lineman
981 Chulalongkorn Soi 12, 061-421-4702
Nestled in a Chinese-style shophouse in Yaowarat with a hip Hong Kong-cafe vibe, JingJing does killer homemade ice cream. Expect exotic flavors like orange and ginger sorbet (B80), lime and butterfly pea (B50), tamarind sorbet (B80) and palm sugar and milk (B80). If you’re open to new things, order the offbeat ponzu sauce sorbet with sliced pork (B90).
Order via: Line @jingjingbkk and 081-974-1929
154 Charoenkrung Soi 14