One of the great things about the Canary Islands is that the weather is good almost all year round. This allows us to enjoy yummy ice-cream all year round. Whether it’s summer, spring, autumn or winter, day or night, and with the rising temperatures, it’s even more appealing to visit the best ice-cream parlours in the south of Gran Canaria!
If you’re one of those people who prefer a delicious homemade ice cream instead of supermarket ice cream, then this guide is for you. Whether it’s classic flavours like vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or new gastro experiences and exclusive flavours like bubble gum, baileys, various fruit ice creams, etc. Nowadays, the variety is enormous: ice cream cones, cups, homemade and local ice creams, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free… Whatever you fancy, you’ll find it in our list of the best ice cream parlours in the south of Gran Canaria.
Ready to combat the high temperatures with our list and guide to the must-visit ice cream parlours in Gran Canaria? We’ve concentrated on the places to eat great ice cream in the south of Gran Canaria, so you can enjoy them whatever the season and time of day, close to the legendary beaches of southern Gran Canaria!
This Italian restaurant is located at Avenida de Italia, 21, in Playa del Inglés, close to the beach. It has a lovely terrace where you can sit and enjoy a good ice cream or dessert, such as crêpes to taste. Their cappuccino, tiramisu and coffee ice cream are also outstanding. The place is not very big, but charming, with attentive and friendly staff. They don’t have a website, but if you’re strolling around Playa del Inglés it’s worth having a look at the menu. The good atmosphere is likely to invite you to stay.
Ciao Ciao is located in Playa del Inglés, just a few metres from the beach, in the Shopping Center Anexo II. It’s a well-known Italian restaurant in the south of Gran Canaria that you can find, for example, in Amadores or Meloneras. But it also has ice cream parlours specializing in a wide variety of ice cream flavours, as well as waffles and crêpes. Whether you choose the restaurant or the ice cream parlour, Ciao Ciao never disappoints with its phenomenal quality of products. It’s the perfect ice cream parlour to order an ice cream and take a stroll along the promenade of Playa del Inglés.
Helamore is located in the privileged area of the only amusement park in the Canary Islands, Holidayworld Maspalomas, at Avenida Touroperador Tui, 18. Here, you can find homemade ice cream, crêpes and waffles, cakes, drinks and savouries (sandwiches) with natural ingredients from the Canary Islands. In addition, they have vegetarian and vegan products, vegetable drinks, sugar-free products and, last but not least, gluten-free products. Don’t miss these homemade ice creams! Enjoy the day at Holidayworld Maspalomas with the rides, karaoke, bowling, the escape room, tasting one of the many dishes at the Nomad Gastro Market and much more, taking a short break to savour the delicious Helamore ice creams.
Pingüino Soul is located on Paseo de Meloneras, the Boulevard, in Calle Mar Mediterráneo. It’s an ice cream parlour by the sea, serving crêpes, pastries and ice creams. It has a terrace where you can enjoy excellent and unique sweets and pastries, such as pistachio and orange pastries, almond cake, delicious ice cream cups, creamy ice creams oreo, kinder, rocher, cheesecake, polvito uruguayo-flavoured, yoghurt, among others, and sorbets, as well as milkshakes and frappés. Whatever you want, you can get it here!
Cacao Artisan Ice Cream Parlour
This artisanal Italian ice cream parlour is located in the San Agustín Shopping Centre, in shop 151, on the first floor. It’s a small but cosy place, which stands out for its creamy ice cream, its good coffee and its friendly and professional staff. It’s also good value for money. If you like ice cream… Don’t miss out on a tub of homemade ice cream! With a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor in 2018, this ice cream parlour counts as one of the best in Gran Canaria if you value artisan, local, handmade ice cream.
The best ice cream places in the south of Gran Canaria
So, have we convinced you to visit one of these places and try some delicious ice cream in the south of Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, Meloneras and more? If you’ve visited this article, then you love a good creamy ice cream as much as we do. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a cone of ice cream to your liking from our list of the best ice-cream parlours in the south of Gran Canaria. Visit our blog for more amazing plans in Gran Canaria.