Especially on hot summer days, everyone wants to eat delicious ice cream while continuing their trip to Istanbul. When you come to Istanbul it’s wise to choose the ice cream shops most popular with the locals. There are many places in Istanbul which are famous for their excellent ice cream, especially in the seaside neighbourhoods. Most of these boutique venues serving ice cream specialties produce the ice creams themselves. If you want to eat ice cream while having a pleasant walk in the city, check out this informative article about The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Istanbul.
1. Dondurmacı Ali Usta (Ice Cream Shop of Ali Usta’s) – Moda
When you’re enjoying a walk along the seafront, you may want to have a huge ice cream cone with plenty of portions. You may also want tasty ice cream that contains plenty of real fruit. Here in this boutique ice cream shop in Istanbul, you’ll discover delicious ice creams which are homemade using the freshest fruit. Portion sizes are generous and there is a huge range of flavours, many of which you won’t find anywhere other than Dondurmacı Ali Usta’s place!
2. Dondurmacı Yaşar Usta (Ice Cream Shop of Yaşar Usta’s) – Kadıköy
If you’re looking for a wide variety of ice cream flavours, this is the place for you. Yasar Usta, an ice cream maker, prepares 70 different types of ice cream with his hands and offers a paradise for those who love to taste ice creams of different flavours. Even those who don’t like ice cream will surely like one of the many flavours on offer here. You can stop by this place with your family.
Open Hours: 12.00 – 01.00
Location: Caferağa, General Asım Gündüz Cd. Kadıköy/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0216) 550 09 00
3. Cremeria Milano
This place, the choice of those who want a luxury ice cream experience in Istanbul, uses 100% Italian ice cream. If you haven’t had the opportunity to eat ice cream in Italy, this experience in Istanbul will definitely make you feel like you’re there! There are 80 different flavours on offer at Cremaria Milano, which creates many visual feasts for Instagram posts with ice cream presentations unique to Italy. There are branches in many parts of Istanbul and the branch we’ve mentioned here is in Kadıköy.
4. Büyükdere Dondurmacısı – Büyükdere
The ice creams on offer here, which are produced without any additives, have spread all over Istanbul from a very small boutique shop. If you’re looking for a friendly reliable shop offering high quality, natural ice cream, Büyükdere Ice Cream Shop is the place to go. The venue has been operating in Istanbul since 1960 and currently, there are branches of this ice cream shop both in Büyükdere and Sarıyer. You can enjoy this delicious ice cream experience by visiting the region of your choice. It is well known that the ice cream produced in this place varies according to the season because only fresh fruit is used and ice cream production is carried out without any additives. If you come here in summer, you can taste the unique ice cream flavour of watermelon with melon particles.
5. Büyükada Yunus Dondurmacısı
If you’re spending a beautiful day in Büyükada, why not make it even better with delicious ice cream? As you can imagine there are many ice cream shops in Buyukada, but Yunus Usta sells delicious ice cream varieties from a wheelbarrow. He doesn’t stop at any particular places and you can buy his ice cream anywhere on the island. So when you come to the island, keep an eye out and try to meet Yunus Usta!
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