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Best Ice Cream in Barcelona

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Written by Daniella

If we should name one thing that characterizes summer, anywhere in the world, then it would be ice cream. Ice cream comes in many different shapes and sizes, and not every ice cream is of the same quality. There is factory and handmade ice cream, lactose free ice cream, vegan ice cream and ice cream made of 100% natural fruit… Each of those types of ice cream will taste delicious, and it does not matter if you are young or old.

You will find several ice cream shops in every big city, and Barcelona is certainly no exception to this, but if you truly want to taste some excellent ice cream in Barcelona, then please keep reading. In this article by ShBarcelona we are sharing a few recommendations on which ice cream shops you should visit when you are staying in the Catalan capital for a few days.

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Taste some of the best ice cream in Barcelona


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Delacrem is located at Carrer d’Enric Granados 15, and according to many people who have visited this shop, it is the best ice cream parlour in Barcelona. Delacrem is owned by Massimo Pignata, and he left Italy to open this artisan ice cream parlour in the heart of Barcelona, in the very popular Eixample district.

His ice cream is made with pure, 100% natural ingredients, just as his ancestors did before him. If you would like to have something different than ice cream, Delacrem also serves excellent coffee, and it will always be accompanied by something sweet, made that morning by Massimo himself.


Carmelo Chiaramida is the master ice cream maker at Oggi artisan ice cream parlour. He studies every little detail when developing new products, and they are a result of pure passion. He chooses the ingredients and he knows from experience how to process them, for example by toasting ingredients, and he is then able to transform these ingredients into tasty, natural cream. This is the best basis for making every day ice cream.

In OGGI’s Ice Cream Laboratory kitchen you will be able to witness the creation of original recipes, as a result of years of experience in the field, traditional craftsmanship and, of course, a touch of mastery. In the end the ice cream products that come from the master’s experience, will let you rediscover old flavours, but also let you taste new flavour combinations. This ice cream shop is located at Carrer de Comtal 15 in the Ciutat Vella district.

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Rocambolesc is a special ice-cream parlour, as the team does not only consist of ice-cream makers and confectioners, but also of many other professionals, like graphic designers and scientists. As a result, the creative process is influenced by the whole team, and by making and learning from mistakes, listening to customers and wanting to keep them happy, the end product gets better every time. They serve great quality ice cream at Rocambolesc.

At Rocambolesc’s they transform the best raw ingredients into delicious ice cream and toppings. Every ice cream is made by hand, following a method that combines both classic and new techniques. Not only are they aiming for excellence, they also work together perfectly, under the effective leadership of the masters of El Celler de Can Roca. The shop is located on the Liceo Theatre side of one of the most emblematic streets in the city, La Rambla 51-59.


Gelatomania’s ice cream is fantastic, whether you try one of their 25 classic flavours, or have a go at their new developed ice cream flavours, like for instance the mascarpone cream with apple ice cream. According to the owner, the key to producing excellent ice cream, is the perfect combination of cream, sugar and air.

Prices at Gelatomania are not unreasonable, so everyone can enjoy a delicious artisan ice cream at this place. The shop is located at Avinguda Mistral 64, in Barcelona’s Sant Antoni district.

Is there another ice cream shop in Barcelona you can recommend?

About the author


Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.

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