Where to get ice cream in Jakarta
There’s really no such thing as bad ice cream, but there are always new ice-cream stores in Jakarta for every type of ice cream fanatic to explore whenever you need to cool off on a hot day.
These 8 ice-cream stores in Jakarta offer matcha soft-serve ice cream with anmitsu, cute ice cream puffs, and even healthy and vegan-friendly options for you to try.
1. Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff – desserts like little fluffy pillows
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Imagine you’re in the mood for ice cream, but you want it to go with something other than the usual cups, cones, or waffles. Well, look no further because Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff serves its ice cream in cream puffs, making them a one-of-a-kind dessert that looks like little fluffy pillows.
The store offers ice cream in Japanese-themed flavors such as matcha and black sesame, as well as rum and raisin, the classic trio of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, and even durian. There’s also palm sugar coffee – it’s like eating an ice cream version of your favorite es kopi susu.
One ice cream puff is Rp. 35,000 (~USD2.49), but you only have to pay Rp. 60,000 (~USD4.27) if you get two. So take a friend with you on your dessert spree to enjoy this together – all puffs are available in takeaway-friendly handheld containers. together.
Go on Instagram for the list of locations.
2. Shirokuma – Japanese-style soft-serve ice cream
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Japanese-style soft-serve ice cream is a smooth dessert that doesn’t weigh you down even after a huge meal. Shirokuma is one of the dessert cafes that popularized this sweet treat in Jakarta and it continues to attract customers because in addition to offering yummy cold sweets, the place itself is cute and worth a shot for the ‘gram.
A beautiful bowl of Fruit Anmitsu (Rp. 48,000, ~USD3.42), a spin on the iconic Japanese dessert consisting of soft ice cream on a bed of fruit, red beans, shiratama balls, matcha jelly and brown sugar syrup, blends creamy and refreshing flavors as well as soft and chewy textures. The traditional Matcha Anmitsu is also on offer for Rp. 45,000 (~USD3.20).
And of course, you can’t go wrong with a simple cone of either vanilla or matcha soft-serve at Rp. 18,000 (~USD1.28) each, and you can even have both flavors in one cone. Additionally, an array of parfaits to share with the family are available starting at Rp. 32,000 (~USD2.28).
Go on Instagram for the list of locations. Whatsapp and Tokopedia online deliveries are currently available.
3. Grom Gelato – authentic Italian gelato that’s gluten-free
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Now that we can easily find different gelato shops hailing from faraway Italy in town, Grom’s authentic Italian gelato with original recipes from Turin stands out.
Grom’s gelato consists of organic ingredients sourced from the founders’ Mura Mura farm in Italy, which is why all the flavors taste so fresh. Better yet, the creamy ice cream is free of coloring agents, aromas, emulsifiers and gluten.
You can choose from any of the classic flavors, such as stracciatella and pistachio, or special flavors and seasonal sorbets. Serious gelato enthusiasts should also look out for flavors of the month – this November’s happens to be apricot. Prices start at Rp. 55,000 (~USD3.92) and you can have your ice cream in a cup or a cone.
4. Gelato Secrets – eggless gelato and vegan-friendly sorbetto
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Hailing from Bali, Gelato Secrets now has several outlets in Jakarta that offer specialty gelato and sorbetto. They’re all made from natural ingredients, and the gelato and sorbetto don’t contain eggs, and the natural fat that comes from the fresh milk and cream give the gelato a distinctive creaminess.
Gelato Secrets’ sorbetto is a good option for vegans and anyone who’s lactose intolerant or prefers a fruity low-fat cold dessert. It doesn’t contain egg or dairy products and the flavors come from real fruit.
There’s a flavor here for everyone – whether you like tropical flavors such as mango or banana and dragonfruit that evoke the island vibes of the shop’s origin, or wholesome ones such as peanut butter caramel and brownies. Both gelato and sorbetto range from Rp. 35,000 (~USD2.49) to Rp. 95,000 (~USD6.76) a cup. Party packs – 500ml take-home jars of gelato – are also available starting at Rp. 120,000 (~USD8.54).
Go on Instagram for the list of locations. GrabFood, GoFood, and Tokopedia online delivery is also available.
5. Cold Moo – ice-cream with extra texture
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Cold Moo is located in a comfy South Jakarta neighborhood, and you’re bound to satisfy your ice cream craving here because each generous serving comes with chunks of fruit, biscuits, and corn flakes that add texture to the dessert – perfect for those who like chewy bits in their ice cream.
For Rp. 40,000 (~USD2.85) a cup, you can have a taste of signature Cold Moo Cups such as the Special K, a combination of strawberry and corn flakes, or the Cookie D’oh, with a mix of raw chocolate chip cookie dough that’s been made safe to consume. The shop is currently pickup-only for customers’ safety.
Address: Ruko Dharmawangsa Square, Jalan Darmawangsa VI #20, Pulo, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta 12160
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 9AM-9PM | Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
6. Let’s Go Gelato – unicorn ice cream and other unique flavors
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Let’s Go Gelato is an Indonesian chain kids and kids at heart will love its flavors with a whole range of vibrant colors.
Treat yourself to some rainbow-colored unicorn ice cream, tropical arum manis flavored with mango, or a scoop of Snickers – like having your favorite cakes and fruit in a cold and creamy form. Prices range from Rp. 25,000 (~USD1.78) to Rp. 60,000 (~USD4.27), depending on the number of scoops you order.
For an extra Rp. 4,000 (~USD0.28), you can add toppings such as Koko Krunch or popcorn.
Go on Instagram for the list of locations. Gojek, Tokopedia, and Whatsapp online delivery are also available.
7. Honest Spoon – generous scoops of innovative flavors such as basil with strawberry balsamic jam
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For those who need a change from the usual plain chocolate and vanilla, Honest Spoon’s experimental flavors and combinations are worth a try. Among the flavors are mint chip, triple chocolate, strawberry cheesecake, basil with strawberry balsamic jam, and pineapple passion fruit coconut – with a choice of cups or giant cones.
Prices range from Rp. 35,000 (~USD2.49) to Rp. 70,000 (~USD4.98), depending on the number of scoops you want in your cup or cone. You can also save a tub of your favorite flavor starting at Rp. 85,000 (~USD6.05). Or when you feel like a cup or cone won’t do, you can take it up a notch and create your own sundae, which includes 3 toppings and a syrup, for Rp. 53,000 (~USD3.77).
Go on Instagram for the list of locations. Tokopedia delivery is also available.
8. Manatea – tea and coffee flavored soft-serve ice cream
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Another expert of soft-serve delights is Manatea, which would suit the palate of anyone who’s been longing for a soothing dessert that combines soft ice cream and coffee or tea. Try the Orthodox Coffee Softserve (Rp. 30,000, ~USD2.14), which infuses coffee from ST ALi, or the Oolong Milk Tea (Rp. 30,000, ~USD2.14), with organically brewed tea.
You can have your ice cream served in four ways – in a cup or cone (an extra Rp. 5,000, ~USD0.36) , or on a cruller or a waffle (an extra Rp. 12,000, ~USD0.85 each).
In case you feel like adding some extra flair to your dessert, you can choose toppings such as boba, stroopwaffels, or mango or blueberry popping boba for an additional Rp. 5,000 (~USD0.36) to Rp. 7,000 (~USD0.50) per topping.
Go on Instagram for the list of locations. Tokopedia, Shopee, and Whatsapp orders are now available too.
Where to get ice cream in Jakarta
Ice cream in Jakarta can come in different shapes and sizes, as well as an array of unusual flavors that know no boundaries.
You can get takeaway or delivery from any of these stores when the day’s too hot to go through without a cone in your hand.
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