Good ice cream parlors in Munich
As ice cream parlors are often a question of faith à la "This place has the best ice cream!", we didn't think twice and simply chose our editorial favorites. They were tested and tasted with sacrifice, that much we can reveal. 🍨😋 We think so: The result is impressive. 🥁 So here are our favorite ice cream dealers:
Eisbrunnen sees itself as a fountain of happiness. With a mission to make the best ice cream in the world, founder Lucy has spent years working on the perfect recipe for plant-based ice cream. Instead of milk, cream and eggs, she works with a whole range of vegan alternatives - from lupin and coconut milk to almond and rice milk. The result is plant-based ice cream in a class of its own, with exceptional flavors and combinations. We are in love! Not only with what is perhaps the tastiest basil ice cream in town, but also with the beautiful interior and lovely details such as the ice cream stamp card, which gives you your tenth scoop for free. Psst: you can not only taste Lucy's creations in the two Filalien shops, but also recreate them at home thanks to her "vegan ice cream bible".
The ice cream from the sea of ice, i.e. the ice cream parlor, arrives on the cone by hand and without additives. You can choose between vegan varieties, but the range also includes dairy ice cream. Popular classics at Eismeer are chocolate nero and Styrian vanilla, which you can also order with a sprinkle topping if you wish. After all, who says sprinkles are only for children?
The name says it all: the delicious ice cream from the Bavarian ice cream factory is produced in its own ice cream laboratory and uses as many local products as possible. We particularly like the ice cream creations, which are based on regional delicacies. We just have to say: chocolate pretzel and plum dessert ice cream! Mhhhh...
The Unterhaltungsreederei in the north of Schwabing is actually a booking agency, but now it's also an ice cream parlor. Here you can expect the finest selection of organic ice cream flavors such as strawberry sorbet or mocha. Vegan varieties are also available. In winter, warm soups are also served here. But we're not talking about winter for now.
iceDate - Die vegane Bio-Eismanufaktur
iceDate offers vegan organic ice cream sweetened with dates. Hence the name "Date", because dates and stuff, you get the idea. The ice cream is also gluten-free and contains no additives. Let's put it this way: those who love milk ice cream might not be quite so happy here. But everyone else could pay a visit to the ice cream factories that can now be found in Maxvorstadt and the Glockenbach district.
DoMori's organic ice cream comes from the master ice cream maker in Merano. Not the ice cream itself, but the recipe. A touch of Italy therefore wafts through this ice cream parlor. There is a choice of both classic and unusual flavors such as yogurt-cucumber-dill, buttermilk-apricot or cinnamon rose sorbet. Plus point: the Wittelsbacherbrücke is within walking distance and the ice cream tastes even better with a view of the Isar.
Oh Maria, there's delicious ice cream here! Master ice cream confectioner Renato not only supplies the Glockenbach with classic gelato, but also vegan varieties based on coconut milk are on the menu. The more unusual creations such as chocolate ginger or rosé hibiscus have won our hearts in particular. And don't even get us started on the customer favorite White Chocolate & Pistachio ... Run, don't walk!
Ballabeni Icecream Stammhaus
Yes, Ballabeni really isn't an insider tip in Munich, but it is simply sooo delicious that we are happy to wait in line for our scoop. Since 2006, the family-run business has been conjuring up fresh ice cream several times a day using only the best ingredients and no ready-made mixes. Would you like a little more? You can also take home a few selected varieties in 375 ml pints. Our current editorial favorite: mango-passion fruit!
Konditorei Detterbeck in Laim not only makes delicious cakes, but also ice cream! There are 24 different flavors waiting for you every day: from the classics vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to exclusive creations such as basil-lemon, black & berry or yoghurt-blueberry. Incidentally, the ice cream is made in the ice cream kitchen - and you can taste it!
The ice cream maker in Maxvorstadt not only spoils you with 24 different flavors such as mint yogurt or cassis, but also with the sweetness of agave extract. This gives the ice cream a very special flavor twist. By the way, if the ice cream parlor in Maxvorstadt is too busy for you, just hop back on your bike and visit the second Bartu branch in Schwabing at Wilhelmstraße 23.
True & 12 Handmade Ice Cream
At True & 12 Handmade Ice Cream in Haidhausen, only the finest ingredients go into the ice cream. For example, bergamot in the bergamot sorbet, blackberries - straight from the neighborhood - in the lavender ice cream with blackberry swirl and regional hay & pasture milk in all milk ice cream varieties. Not only are 12 seasonal flavors freshly prepared here every day, but the crispy cinnamon-sugar waffles are also rolled by hand! If you prefer to eat your ice cream by the spoonful, you can do so at True & 12 without a twinge of conscience, as both the sundae and the spoon are edible and biodegradable! Rausi tip: Be sure to plan a little time during your visit to look around the store. There is not only ice cream here, but also beautiful ceramics, homemade fair trade chocolate and other beautiful little things to discover. We love!
Ice cream fans in Giesing should head to Gelateria Dibello. The Italian ice cream parlor is less fancy when it comes to flavors, but classics such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, stracciatella, mango, Nutella & Co. have never disappointed anyone. Add to that the personal hospitality - and you're back in Bella Italia in terms of taste!
Sweet Monkeys promise you pure ice cream pleasure in Pasing or Moosach. In both branches, you will find the ever-popular spaghetti ice cream or even a fruit sundae. Of course, the ice cream menu also includes classics and sorbets. Our highlight: the various toppings! From colorful sprinkles to marshmallows, there really is no wish left unfulfilled here.
If your ideal summer tastes more like grilled chicken, Obazda, Steckerlfisch and oven-fresh pretzels than ice cream, read on to find out which beer gardens are our favorite summer spots. 🥨