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The Best Ice Cream Shops in Barcelona

Written by Daniella

Having an ice cream in summer could easily be an everyday treat, especially on hot days. Ice cream is a delicacy you usually have for dessert or as a snack to cool off during the summer. There are natural ones made of fruit juice, but also ice cream based on cream. Most of the time ice cream is sweet, although salty varieties have also become more popular. Nowadays you can even find vegan ice cream and gluten-free ice cream, without lactose. There is a delicious flavour for everyone, and today this article by ShBarcelona will tell you all about the best ice cream shops in Barcelona.

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Enjoy the best ice cream in the Catalan capital

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Barcelona’s ice-cream shops usually offer a mix of good ingredients, expertise and originality. Take for example Heladería Palau, which is located next to the magnificent Palau de la Música in Barcelona. The location of Heladería Palau makes it ideal for having a snack in Barcelona, while visiting the Palau itself, the Liceu or the Arc de Triomf. You can also stroll through El Born, the Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, and you will then undoubtedly have seen the most emblematic areas of the Catalan capital. Ice cream at Heladería Palau is 100% handmade and they have different varieties all throughout the year. Eating healthy is not just a trend, but it is also a lifestyle in order to feel better, healthier and to be in a better mood. And for all these reasons, ingredients and fruit at Heladería Palau are of natural origin, with the cold element of freezing as its only preservative. They have ice cream that is suitable for celiacs (gluten-free) and an extensive range of ice cream and vegan ice lollies (lactose-free) or sugar-free ice cream.

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Another ice cream shop is Dino, which offers excellent ice cream flavours, made according to Italian tradition with top-quality, natural and carefully selected ingredients. The production process and their extensive research on frozen desserts, makes your ice cream an authentic delight. You can truely taste the experience, dedication and love in their ice cream. The last ice cream shop is Gelateria Giovani. Here you can find many ice cream flavours, such as Ferrero Rocher chocolate, mango, Nutella, lemon, Aftereight, kiwi, banana, Bounty, dulce de leche, pineapple and brownie, among many others… You can also try their waffles or crepes, which are absolutely delicious, and don’t forget their smoothies, slush puppies, ice cream coupes, horchatas and delicious cakes. As you can see, there are many good quality ice cream shops with delicious ice cream in Barcelona, but we wanted to highlight these three ice cream shops for their top quality ice cream and lengthy experience, as well as for their variety and excellent ingredients, which are completely natural. And it is also good to know, that if you have celiac disease, if you are vegan or diabetic, or if you just want to enjoy a delicious and refreshing ice cream, any of these three ice cream shops will do the job for you on a warm summer day.

Which ice cream shop in Barcelona is your favourite and why?

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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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