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Perth’s 5 Best Ice-Cream and Gelato Shops of 2021

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Looking for a fresh scoop of ice cream? Or the best gelato shops? Perth, you’ve got it all!

If you’re needing something cold and something sweet, we’ve got the perfect treat for summer 2021. We’ve endured the relentless task of scooping, licking, biting and taste-testing as many gelato and ice-cream scoops Perth has to offer.

After the deliciously arduous task, we’ve finally curated a list of the five best ice-cream and gelato shops in the sunny city of Perth.

So, to give a warm welcome to summer, here’s our pick of the best gelato and ice-cream shops in Perth to try in 2021:

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Gusto Gelato
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Gusto Gelato

Gusto Gelato is the little Bologna of Perth – the gelato is seriously that good! With all gelato handcrafted from scratch, the team behind Gusto Gelato create small, fresh batches using traditional artisan production techniques to create the perfect scoop of gelato. With 20 flavours to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your dream flavour. And for those of us who are Nutella fiends, you’ll be glad to hear there’s Nutella on tap. Yes, on tap! For your visit to Gusto Gelato we recommend trying the Pistachio, the Strawberry and Dark Chocolate or the Gusto. Otherwise, if you’re interested in a more hands-on experience, why not join up to their gelato masterclass – you even get to take home your creation!

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5 Geoffrey Bolton Ave, Perth, WA 6000
Chicho Gelato
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Chicho Gelato

It may look like one of Perth’s trendy bars, but instead of cocktails and DJs, you’ll find a vibrant and varied palate of gelato and sorbet with 20 flavours on rotation! The moody blue gelateria is sprinkled with colourful neon and silver inspired ’80’s Devo-esque’ gelato lids. All the gelato is churned daily and made using the freshest ingredients to ensure the best gelato in Perth possible. With new wave flavours and concoctions on offer it’s hard to say what to pick! Best of all, for all of the dessert lovers out there, Chicho Gelato also features a free-flowing chocolate tap and they also serve up in-house made limited-edition treats.

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180 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003
Whisk Creamery
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Whisk Creamery

Whisk Creamery doesn’t simply stop at delicious traditional gelato. They also offer soft serve gelato, Unicorn Ice Cream and Mermaid Gelato. Curious? So were we and we weren’t disappointed. The Italian family business first opened in Subiaco in 2014, however stems back from a small town in Italy called Aosta. Making all of their menu items in store – from the meringues to the sauces, toppings, cronuts, gelatos, waffles, gourmet milkshakes and ice-cream fish cones complete with unicorn cones – Whisk Creamery do it all. We recommend giving the award-winning London Fog – Earl Grey Vanilla a try. And definitely grab a crunchy fish cone – simply for the novelty!

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151 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008 | 246 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003
The Milk Barrel
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The Milk Barrel

The Milk Barrel is a crowd favourite and why wouldn’t it be?! They’ve won awards for their small-batch artisanal gelato which is handcrafted from scratch, so you know you’re in for a special treat. With new and exotic flavours continually popping up, you’ll never be short of something different. The team at Milk Barrel are definitely not afraid to shake things up, and they truly understand what their customers want… wine-infused gelato anyone?! If you’re looking for unique flavours like Italian Prosecco or something more traditional, this Perth gelato shop is sure to have the perfect lick!

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Shop 100B, Hillarys Boat Harbour, 28 Southside Dr, Hillarys, WA 6025
Stampede Gelato
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Stampede Gelato

This craft gelateria in Fremantle sources all their ingredients from local farmers and producers in south west Australia. Better yet, they also boast the largest flavour archive in the whole country, so you know you’re guaranteed to taste something new here every time. Flavours include all the classics, and some you’ve never even dreamed of including Honey Soy Sauce, Redskin Vodka, Rum Drunk Lamington and Black Truffle. If you’re always on the go, look out for their solar-powered ice cream van which serves out these eclectic scoops at festivals and events.

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The Sunshine Harvester, 1/1 James St, Fremantle, WA 6160

For something sweet but equally healthy, get your fix with our list of the 10 Best Açai Bowls in Perth. Or, for a pick-me-up, order your favourite at the 9 Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Perth.

This article was first published on 14 December 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on 01 November 2021.
Feature image: Photographed by Brooke Lark via Unsplash.
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