Listen, we all like Haagen-Dazs as well as Baskin-Robbins and the sort; however, if you're in the mood for some ice cream with some regional Egyptian flavour, then look no further than these icy faves of ours.
7. Dara's Ice Cream
One of the most recently buzzed-about ice cream store taking Cairo (and the North Shore) by storm is Dara's Ice Cream. This uber-popular, Instagrammable place is understood for not just their made-from-scratch gelato and ice cream cakes, but cookies right from the oven as well.
Branches: Shopping Center 40 (Sheikh Zayed), 26th July Street (Zamalek), White by Waterway (New Cairo), Roadway 218 (Maadi), and also Seashell Walk (North Coastline)
6. Stavolta Gelato
Artisanal, homemade gelato the Italian method. Among our preferred things about Stavolta is that you'll constantly find something new as well as fun on their menu-- their gelato always includes various fruit tastes based upon what's fresh and also in period (teen shoki/prickly pear in the summer season, for example), and also during Ramadan as well as other vacations they get innovative (othmanleya gelato, anyone?). They also supply vegan 'seyami' tastes.
Must-try: lemon sorbet
Branches: Road 231 (Maadi), Westown Center (Sheikh Zayed), Point 90 (New Cairo), Korba (Heliopolis), Iconia (Zamalek), Diplo Lakeyard (North Coastline)
5. Mandarine Koueider
This cherished dessert shop has been open in Cairo since 1928. While its primary speciality is its Asian desserts (specifically throughout Ramadan), locals recognize that Mandarine Koueider likewise has some fantastic gelato year-round.
Branches: Zamalek, Maadi, City Stars, New Cairo, Heliopolis, Sheraton, El Rehab
Ah, the ice cream of our childhood years. Rigoletto opened its first shop in 1987 under Dolce Vita's name and formally came to be Rigoletto 2 years later. They satisfaction themselves on being Cairo's "first gelato parlour" as well as a location where you could socialize, not like the grab-and-go ice cream these days.
Must-try: vanilla croquant
Branches: Zamalek, Maadi, 6th October, Nasr City, Alexandria, North Coast (Diplo 3), Hurghada
3. Gelato Mio
Similar to Stavolta, Gelato Mio provides homemade gelato as well as sorbet the Italian means. Their flavours range from the conventional like Belgian chocolate and Oreo to the eccentric like karkade (hibiscus), ricotta, figs, cinnamon, and dates and carrot orange.
Must-try: it changes each time!
Branches: Zamalek and also Maadi
One more old-is-gold entry in our ice cream list. Sultana has been open for greater than 30 years, first opening its doors in 1989. Since then, they've absolutely blown up, with about 15 branches in Cairo and 10 in Alexandria. Their ice cream is now even packaged and also distributed in supermarket chains like City. They've come a long way considering that our childhood years, that's without a doubt.
Must-try: mixed berry yoghurt
1. The Batter Half & Co
Locals could be stunned to see The Batter Half & Carbon monoxide make this list because they're primarily recognized for their various baked treats like cakes, tarts as well as "desserts in a mug". Yet we as soon as attempted their ice cream a couple of years back and also ever since, it's been our preferred point on their food selection.
Branches: Zamalek, Cairo Celebration City, Shopping Center of Arabia, and North Coastline (Farmhouse White)