The BEST of Halaal ice cream spots in Cape Town

Have you tried the new bubble waffle craze or black cones? There’s a whole lotta new happening on the ice cream scene. And even if you’re just into old school, there’s nothing like ice cream to lift the spirits. Rain or shine it can bring a smile to just about everyone. We’ve rounded up some halaal spots in Cape Town where you can enjoy one of life’s favourite treats.

The Dairy Den

148 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 806

Shop 076 401 9895
Orders 066 307 0796

Opening hours:
Mon 2pm – 11pm
Tues – Sun 10am -11pm

The Dairy Den takes you back in time with its pastel pink walls and white and black checked floors. It has a casual atmosphere that is very welcoming. They offer a delightful combination of soft serve ice cream and donuts. They’ve also introduced the indulgent ‘conut’, a cone made from doughnut dough (yes everyone, there is now a conut). The flavours on offer are vanilla, chocolate or colourful swirls which come in Flake 99, Belgian- dipped, strawberry, bubblegum and toffee. You can choose to have your ice cream in a cup, black waffle cone (made from crushed Oreos) or the conut. There are various confectionary toppings and dips to enhance your sugary creation. They are priced extremely well with their classic doughnuts going for only R5 each.

Image source: The Dairy Den

Cocoa Gelato

Rondebosch Village, Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:30am – 20:30pm (Closed between 13:00 and 14:00 on Friday)Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 21:30pm

Cocoa Gelato is a new gelato spot in the heart of Rondebosch. The store itself is quaint and small but welcoming. It is great to have artisanal ice cream available in the southern suburbs. Who doesn’t need yummy ice cream a stone’s throw away? They offer a variety of gelato flavours that cater to everyone. You will find yourself struggling to decide: with flavours such as Turkish Delight with choc chips, Milktart, Belgian Chocolate and Ferrero Roche on offer. The flavours are alternated and switched regularly. The gelato is available in either a cone or a tub with an assortment of toppings that can be added for extra sugary delight. Aside from the signature gelato they also offer light and crispy waffles. With a delightful selection of macarons, luxurious handmade chocolate by Tomes as well as a range of coffees, this really is your one-stop shop for lovely sweet treats. Prices are reasonable with a scoop costing R19.90.

Crumbs & Cream

16 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

081 343 2761

Opening hours: Sunday- Thursday 11am to 11:00pm, Friday- Saturday 11am to 12pm

Everyones’ favourite ice cream cookie sandwich has now gone fully halaal certified. They have a range of adult and kid friendly ice cream flavours with candy toppings. Their cookie range include vegan options and treats like a donut cookie. Not in the mood for ice cream. Have a cup of coffee instead. Find their quirky and colourful shop on Regent road in Sea Point or at their barrow at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront.

Marcels Frozen yoghurt

Various branches and opening times. Click here.

Marcels of course is the ultimate classic long before froyo became hip and happening. It was introduced to SA in 1989 and now have a staggering 20 branches across SA and 6 abroad. Although other newer froyo stores have introduced self-service, Marcel’s is firm in their belief when it comes to personal interaction while serving their delightful offerings. Over the years they have kept the classic favourites such as vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and english toffee. Having to keep up with more adventurous taste buds has had them introduce flavours such as cotton candy, banoffee, nougat, salted caramel and lime. One can order their offerings in small, medium or large tubs and add a variety of confectionary toppings at an extra cost. You can also indulge in the frozen yoghurt as part of a smoothie, milkshake or blizzard. They also offer take home options such as 175ml and 1Lt tubs available in store as well as supermarkets.

Image source: Marcels Frozen Yoghurt

Baskin Robbins

Various stores and opening times. Click here.

Baskin Robbins is synonymous with their bright pink and blue funky décor, it really grabs you. The store can be recognised the world over with SA being the 51st country to introduce the brand. They are famous for having 31 rotating flavours, one for every day of the month. They swap out flavours regularly to introduce new flavours. Barring their awesome and extensive range of flavours, they also offer traditional and gourmet milkshakes as well as traditional and premium sundaes – yes! you really are spoilt for choice. The most popular flavours are Pralines and Cream, Very Berry Strawberry, Chocolate Overload (no added sugar), Cookies, Mango Tango and Citrus Twist (for those who want a non-dairy option). You can choose from a cup, cone or even the indulgent waffle cone. Add to this a range of fun toppings and sauces and you have a sugary treat fit for royalty.

Image source: Baskin Robbins

Myog Frozen Yoghurt Bar

Lifestyle on Kloof, 50 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

021 422 1484

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-12am

Myog is a quaint frozen yoghurt bar located in the Lifestyle Centre on the hip and happening Kloof Street. Though small the boutique store has a vibrant and inviting interior. Their offering is aimed at those with a sweet tooth but who have a penchant for the healthier options. Myog froyo is low in calories and rich in nutrients yet offers a heavenly, delicious and smooth taste. They have 9 rotating flavours in total but there are 4 flavours in store at any given time. The plain 98% fat free is their signature flavour and you will always find that available. They do however cater for the more adventurous and have flavours such as coconut, berries, peanut butter, nutella and rooibos. With 20 toppings available at any given time you really are spoilt for choice. For the healthier option they have fresh seasonal fruit such as mango, strawberry, kiwi, pineapple as well as an assortment of nuts. If you feel like something a little more decadent they have some great sugary topping such as Fudge, Oreo cookies, Peppermint Crisp, Smarties and marshmallows. Frozen yoghurt shakes as well as delicious parfaits (yoghurt, muesli, fruit and honey or berry coulis) are also available. Definitely well worth a visit.

Image source: Myog

 By Rafieka Banderker
Accountant by profession, writer at heart. Avid traveller, adrenaline junkie and bookworm.
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life”- Rumi
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