Happy, sad or just in the mood for something delicious? Ice-cream is going to hit the spot every time. Cape Town has stepped up on the sweet-treat market and a new era of ice-cream has been born. And of course, the millennials are loving it. Here are our favourite ice-cream trends and where to eat them in Cape Town
Getting in on the Trend – Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Crumbs and Cream is must when going for a walk on the Sea Point Promenade! The Ice-cream sandwiches are the perfect, ‘ready to photograph’ trend-food. Build your own dessert by choosing your biscuits and ice-cream – and add a spread if you a needing that extra treat! They say that every single cookie is made with love. Try the vegan option if you’re looking for a lighter snack. Operating like a boutique, all the ingredients are kept to the highest standard. There is also a food-truck outside the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront.
Getting in on the Trend – Sustainable Cups and Spoons
Looking for a hip, trendy place to enjoy a premium frozen yogurt in the CBD? Try Myog in Kloof Street! Made with fresh, local dairy, this frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet-tooth craving. Top your froyo (after picking one of their amazing flavours) with pretty much anything from fresh fruit, muesli and nuts, to brownies, caramel chunks and chocolate chips. The Rooibos flavour is a must try! And the best part of the experience? The cups and spoons are all made out of sustainable materials, and are completely recyclable.
Getting in on the Trend – Hand Made Ice-Cream
Looking for that special somewhere to head after dinner, or before you head out on the town? The Creamery Café is the cutest little handmade ice-cream shop in Dean Street, Newlands. I love this spot because they are all about supporting local, using local produce and only using South African-grown sugar. Their ice creams don’t use or contain alcohol or non-vegetarian ingredients (like meat or gelatin), which means it’s suitable for all. Be adventurous and order the flavor of the month. And you can even take home a different flavour to try later
Getting in on the Trend – Weird and Wonderful Ways of Serving Ice-Cream
When in Cape Town, a trip to the beach is a must. So why not combine the outing with a foodie adventure? Head down South to Muizenberg Beach Front, and stop in at Bootlegger to grab an original ‘Icessant’. Out of all the trends we are seeing with ice-cream in the city – this might be the most interesting, and it’s all about the serving method. Think croissant, filled with vanilla ice-cream, pop in a chocolate Flake and drizzle with Belguim chocolate sauce. You are in for a treat! While you’re there, grab a cappochino too before you head out for a surf.
Getting in on the Trend – Artisanal Ice-Cream
Unframed is artisanal ice cream, at it’s absolute best. With superfoods as toppings and flavors, they are bang on trend in every way possible, serving up dairy-based, fruit-based sorbets, and nut-based vegan options in the heart of the city. The small batch ice-cream artistry is made from all natural produce and is as sustainable as possible. At any given time, they will have 10 flavours on offer depending on ‘seasons, inspiration, and supply’. There is all always three vegan flavors available.
Featured Image: Crumbs and Cream, Sea Point