1. Mr. Gelato - Cream Choc
Without a doubt one of the best things to happen to the dessert scene in Goa. It is the place where all of your gelato dreams come true and the thousands of kms separating Goa and Italy suddenly melt away. There is little else to say... oh and make sure you try their dark chocolate sorbet!
2. O'mio Gelateria
Granted, it is not as excellent as Mr. Gelato, however provides a great alternative for those of us who can't manage the journey to Anjuna as often as we would like. With two locations, the first in Porvorim and second down town Panjim, O'mio is relatively new to town and seems to be off to a solid start.
Porvorim location | Shop No G1, Joia De Souza Building, Chogm Road, Porvorim
Panjim location | 20-23 Gurudutta Apartments, next to Gastronaut, MG Road, Panaji
3. Naturals Ice Cream
A safe bet with plenty of locations scattered across Goa, Naturals holds its ground as one of the best even when competition seems to be popping up left, right and centre. Quite literally though. A stretch of MG road in Panjim appears to have become ice cream central and as they recently moved to a new location a few doors down, yet another slid right in where they were. But hey, we're not complaining....
See map below for exact locations
Whipping up milkshakes like it's 1925! Fans of this iconic 'Made in India' brand will be happy to learn of a new Keventers location in downtown Panjim. Not only do they serve delicious and creatively combined milkshakes, but we also like that all of their products are served in recyclable glass jars and with paper straws. The company more or less dissolved in the 1970's and remained inactive until 2015 when Agastya Dalmia, grandson to one of the original owners decided to take it up again. Providing a full brand overhaul to bring the company into the 21st century and target the younger Indian and international demographic. To learn more, be sure to check out their website and follow them on instagram as they've definitely put a lot of time and energy into their branding and have done a great job to tell their story.
This Goa based brand launched its first round of ice creams in 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down. Available only as take away or home delivery in and around Assagao, they request a minimum of 24 hours notice as everything is made fresh to order. Flavours are largely alcohol based and inspired by the founders favourite cocktails alongside other local ingredients.
Location | V4 Expanse Hamlet, Assagao Badem Road, Assagao, Behind Ciao Bella Restaurant