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There’s nothing we love more than ice cream. Not sure where to begin? Here are 11 of our favourite spots in Jeddah.

Bee’s Ink

Touted as “organic and pure”, this relative newcomer to the scene uses organic milk, the finest honey, and no artificial flavours. Its eponymous Bee’s flavour, organic milk ice cream loaded with honeycomb and honey drizzle, is a bestseller.

Bee’s Ink, Safia Bint Abdulmutalib St, Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah 23623, daily 8am to 3pm & 5pm to midnight. Tel: 056 562 2331. @beesink_sa

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, As Salamah, Jeddah 23436, Coordinates: H4MV+FJ, Sun to Thurs 1pm to 2am & Fri 4pm to 2am. Tel: 054 875 5559. @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 Basateen, Jeddah, Coordinates: M4P6+QR, Weekdays 8pm to midnight & weekends 8pm to 2am. @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, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23435, daily 7am to 1am. Tel: 012 288 0341. @cosmocafe_sa

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, Sat to Thurs 11am to midnight & Fri noon to 2am. Tel: 055 457 9678. @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 3pm to midnight. Tel: 055 074 7072. @liteanddelight_

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, 3611-3687 Ali Tantawi, Al Zahra, Jeddah 23521, Coordinates: H4WM+3F, Sun, Tues to Wed 8pm to midnight, Thurs to Sat 8pm to 1am. @shubbak4

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, daily 7pm to 1.30am. Tel: 012 699 6512; Tahlia St, Al Andalus, Jeddah 23322, Sat to Thurs 9.30am to midnight & Fri 11.30am to midnight; & 6123 Ali Bakatir, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23431, Sat to Thurs 9.30am to 11.30pm & Fri 1pm to midnight. 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, Atelier LaVie, Ash Shati, Jeddah 23514, Sat to Tues 6.30am to 1am, Wed 6.30am to midnight, Thurs 6.30am to 2am & Fri 1pm to 1am. @66cups

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