Snap a photo before your cone melts…

There’s nothing we love more than ice cream. Not sure where to begin? Here are our favourite spots in Jeddah.

BingBox

 

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This Korean dessert shop has everything from shaved ice and soft serve to bubble tea. The made-to-order snow cream BingBox is their signature. The base typically consists of mango, chocolate, matcha, milk tea, Thai tea, taro or strawberry. You can then select toppings or pick one of their signature combinations. Toppings include fresh fruits, granola, mochi bites, and fruity cereals. Do try their soft serve in waffle bowls and cones, too. You can even put toppings on that, which means there are a lot of options here.

BingBox, Prince Sultan Rd, Al Salamah District, Lilian Towers, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 8am to midnight & Fri to Sat 8am to 1.30am. Tel: 050 570 9472. @bingboxsa

Coco Mango Ice Cream

A throwback to ice cream trucks of yore, Coco Mango Ice Cream has become a mainstay for locals for the sugar-filled treat. And we’ve heard it’s pretty damn good stuff.

Coco Mango Ice Cream, Al Abbas Ibn Oubadah, Al Basateen, Jeddah, Sun to Wed 7pm to midnight, Thu to Sat 7pm to 2.30am. @cocomango.icecream

Cosmo Café

 

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This may not be an ice cream parlour, but ice cream with Nutella churros… is there anything else you need in life?

Cosmo Café, 8683 2623 Abdul Maqsud Khojah, Al Rawdah, Jeddah 23435, Sat to Wed 8am to 1am, Thu 8am to 2.30am, Fri 9am to 2.30am. Tel: 012 288 0341. @cosmocafe_sa

Galb


Mix and match your flavours at this ice cream joint. Whether you want a bright yellow mango alongside an eye-catching strawberry, we recommend you have it in a generously tall cone.

Galb Ice Cream, AR Rawdah District, Jeddah 23435, daily 8.30pm to 3am. From SAR7. instagram.com/Galb.icecream.

Ice Colors

 

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Known for serving its ice cream in a halved pineapple or coconut (depending on your chosen flavour), this is where you go for some fruity ice cream.

Ice Colors, Quraysh, As Salamah, Jeddah 23437, daily 9.30am to 1am. Tel: 054 764 0606. @icecolors2020

Lite and Delight

 

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Although the shop’s main offerings are fruit juices and coffees, it also features vanilla ice cream and fruit-flavoured ones, like strawberry, mango and pomegranate. Go for the Oreo combo, made up of the vanilla ice cream topped with Oreo bits and chocolate sauce.

Lite and Delight, 8268 Ash Shaikh Hamad Al Haqil, Ar Rawdah, 4311, Jeddah 23434, daily 8am to 8pm. Tel: 055 074 7072. @liteanddelight_

Pass By Ice Cream

 

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This ice cream truck has become pretty popular with the locals. Check out its Instagram stories for the latest flavors, which range from the more interesting kunafah to the traditional vanilla.

Pass By Ice Cream, Al Basateen, Jeddah 23731. Daily 9pm to 3am. From SAR12. Tel: 05 889 8337. passbysa.com 

Penguins Ice Cream

Jeddah’s best-kept secret might just be Penguins Ice Cream, a small but cheery place with a classic ice cream shop feel, bringing out the inner child in kids and adults. Penguins Ice Cream has been hand-churning an assortment of delightful flavours with consistently smooth and creamy textures. Flavours rotate regularly, but we remain forever fans of the soft serve vanilla.

Penguins Ice Cream, 7486-7508 Khadr Afandi, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23425, Mon to Sat 4pm to 1am. Tel: 050 386 7817. @penguins.icecream

Shubbak 4

 

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Any newcomer is welcome when they’re making ice cream. Opened just last month, Shubbak 4 is the newest place to get your fix for soft serve sorbet that uses natural botanical ingredients. Its offering is nothing short of a burst of happiness with a few interesting flavours ranging from watermelon and mango to saffron and pina colada.

Shubbak 4, 3608 Ali Tantawi, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23521, Sun to Wed 9pm to 2.30am, Thu to Sat 9pm to 3am. Tel: 055 084 0404. @shubbak4

SubZero

What sets these scoops apart is that they come in dairy-free options and with natural ingredients. Plus, the toppings are oh-so Insta-friendly, from fresh fruits to scrumptious sauces. Ice cream topped with pomegranate? Yes please.

SubZero, 2092 Al Amir Sultan Branch, Al Muhammadiyah District, 7489, Jeddah, daily 2pm to 11.30pm. From SAR15. Tel: 055 428 5545. instagram.com/SubZeroMe 

Sweet Ice

 

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These Italian style ice creams come dairy, gluten and egg-free, meaning that everyone can enjoy the sweet taste of Sweet Ice. Want to try something more unusual? The mangonada mixes sweet and spicy.

Sweet Ice, Alna’eem, Jeddah 23625, daily 9.30pm to 2.30am. From SAR10. Tel: 012 655 5689. sweeticesa.com.

Venchi

 

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Rich, decadent and yet incredibly light – that’s what we love about Venchi’s artisan gelato. With more than 20 options on the menu, you can choose from classics such as Italian hazelnut and raspberry or delve into something more adventurous, such as the chilli pepper chocolate.

Venchi, Multiple locations: Red Sea Mall, Sat to Thu 10am to midnight, Fri midday to 2pm. Tel: 012 699 6512; 6123 Ali Bakatir, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23431, Sat to Wed 8am to midnight, Thu to Fri 8am to 1am. Tel: 012 261 4878. @venchiksa

Wister

As soon as we saw this on Instagram, it’s a no-brainer to include the mango-strawberry sorbet from burger joint, Wister. Don’t you love the pop of colours?

Wister, Multiple locations: Al Batarji, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23521 & Abdullah Sulayman St, Al Thagr, Jeddah 22338, daily 1pm to 2am. @wister_sa 

66 Cups

 

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There’s no denying this venue’s pull – coffee and ice cream. While the coffee is always good, the ice cream is on the same level, with two options to choose from – red velvet or vanilla-charcoal. So, tell us, what’s your flavour?

66 Cups, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23514, Sat to Thu 6.30am to 1am, Fri 1pm to 1am. @66cups

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