‘I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream’. When it comes to the frozen dairy treat that every kid loves, Tel Aviv has got the best of the best. With exotic flavour combinations like cardamom to those unique to Israel like halva and even vegan options, we’ve got it all! Try the trending dessert option that is ice cream sandwiches...especially delicious after a night out in the White City. You don’t have to be a child to enjoy the creamy deliciousness topped with mounds of fruit, nuts and chocolate, drenched in streams of sauces and sprinkled with rainbow jimmies and love. It’s all right here in our sweet-tooth’s guide to ice cream parlours in Tel Aviv.
The tastiest ice cream parlours in Tel Aviv
Anita’s world-famous boutique serves up 100% hand-made ice cream, made from natural ingredients. With over 150 flavours of frozen yogurts, sorbets and organic sugar-free, fat-free, soy-based and real-cream options, Anita has something for everyone. With mouth-watering toppings, such as fresh fruit, syrups, premium chocolates and homemade jams, Anita’s is a treat that can’t be beat! Anita’s locally sourced ingredients ensure the freshest, highest quality desserts. Flavours include brownie, chocolate almonds with caramel, mascarpone ricotta strawberries and tiramisu hazelnut mousse, along with more classic tastes. Try it in a cone or on top of a waffle!
A deep love for raw materials, tastes, smells, people and of course, ice cream, drives Buza to create. Buza celebrates cooperation and is a joint venture between a Jewish and an Arab Israeli. They strive to maintain relationships with local suppliers in order to ensure the highest quality products. Buza is unique for its specialty cones, including cinnamon and cardamom, savory chocolate and more. They sell seasonal flavours, such as plum, lychee or fig. Visitors to Kibbutz Sasa, where the Buza visitor center is located, can participate in ice-cream making workshops to learn the craft for themselves.
Vaniglia offers a variety of desserts, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, vegan ice creams and Belgium waffles. With exciting flavours such as whiskey cream, 10 spices, chocolate orange, marshmallow, blood orange and pomegranate, Vaniglia has a taste for every mood. Vaniglia gathers inspiration and raw materials from around the world, in order to ensure they use the best there is to offer. What started out as a small venture has turned into a chain with many locations around Israel, making Vaniglia easy to enjoy no matter where your travels take you!
A favorite for late-night ice cream cravings, Cookeez stays open late to satisfy your post-partying sweet tooth drunchies. Just passing by Cookeez is an invitation to enter; the mouth-watering aroma of fresh-baked cookies is unavoidable. With tons of flavours of cookies to mix and match with your ice cream and galore, Cookeez is a delectable treat. Cookeez offers dairy-free and gluten-free options, allowing everyone to enjoy its magic! For those just looking for a small snack, order a plain cookie or a cup of ice cream, but we recommend the ice-cream sandwich combination. Take-away boxes of cookies are also available, perfect for your next party or Shabbat dinner.
Located in Jaffa, this ice cream shop is known for its real Italian-style ice cream. Made fresh on site, Capitolina uses fresh fruits and ingredients in order to get the highest-quality flavours. Owner Yair traveled to Italy in order to bring the perfect recipe back to Israel, to spread joy with his wife, Or. Capitolina offers a wide variety of flavours, which change daily, meaning you can come back seven times per week and always try something new. Make sure you try the mascarpone, passion fruit or marshmallow flavors, which Capitolina has become known for.
Gelato Factory uses high quality materials from various regions in Italy and abroad in order to create the perfect ice cream right here in Israel. Using seasonal fruits, local granola and Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Gelato Factory ensures a tasty treat. Vegan sorbets use coconut from Thailand, mangoes from India, pineapples from Costa Rica, lemon from Sicily and more. Try ice cream on top of a Belgium waffle or a delicious milkshake. Why go to Italy, when you can sample the best of its desserts right here in Israel?
One of the best known ice cream shops in Israel is Iceberg. They affectionately call their product '100 percent low tech', as it’s all made on premises from natural, raw materials with no preservatives. Offering a variety of products for vegans, including almond, halva, hazelnut, rice and coconut milk based options, Iceberg has something for every palate. Iceberg is happy to let you sample, so you can taste all the unique flavours until you find what is right for you. Try the halva-pistachio, guava-mint, lychee-ginger-pecan or one of the other eccentric experiments.
With luscious soft serve yogurt and the freshest of toppings, Tamara Yogurt is an amazing place to chill out and enjoy some delicious treats. With insanely tasty popsicles, made daily, as well as nearly one hundred different toppings, you just can’t go wrong. This spot is great for children and adults, offering everything from post-workout treats to your classic late night sugar fix. Don’t forget to ask the cashier for a punch card because once you discover Tamara, you’ll definitely be coming back for more.
An endless swirl of frozen yogurt towered sky high, bottomless toppings enrobing the dairy bliss, and streams of syrups, fresh fruits, and cookie crunch drizzled on top. This mouthwatering image does not even begin to describe the heavenly experience that is Oasis - Fresh Yogurt Bar. While Tel Avivians rave over Tamara, Netanya puts up some fierce competition, serving up a real oasis of flavor. Whether you tap into your inner child with gummy bears and m&ms or unleash your gym-rat health nut with fresh fruit and granola, Oasis will nourish your dessert desires.