Selling great ice cream in Santo Domingo, Gelo is the perfect place to get delicious, cool, refreshing ice cream on a hot day. The family have owned the ice cream shop for 40 years so you know it’s going to be good. And don’t expect prim, simple cones at Gelo – expect massive piles of soft, sweet ice cream covered in toppings and sauces of every colour and type you can think of, including Fruit Loops, Rainbow Sprinkles, fresh fruit and M&Ms. The exterior is just as garish as the ice cream – bright yellow with rainbow chairs scattered about. Just try and keep your kids – or those who are kids at heart – away from this ice cream paradise.
Gelo, No. 83, Plaza Andalucia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic +1 809-540-4824
For a much more measured, artisanal approach to ice cream, visit Heladeria Artesanal Clodo when looking to cool down. The ice cream at this Italian-style gelateria is homemade and is delectable. Think white, snowy peaks of freshly whipped ice cream flavoured with natural fruits and spices. They also sell brioches and cappuccino, making it the perfect destination for hot days and cooler nights.
Dolce Italia brings homemade gelato to Santo Domingo from Italy. Here you can relax and enjoy a family atmosphere whilst you eat. Offering healthy and delicious Italian food, you can eat or drink here on the terrace. But don’t forget to sample the delicious ice cream for dessert. You can order it straight up and simple in a cone, or go for a giant dish covered in toppings and sauces. They even have fun shaped sundaes for the kids.
Yogen Fruz is perfect for those looking for a healthier – yet just as tasty – alternative to ice cream, as they are actually a Frozen Yoghurt shop. Expertly swirled into your smiley cup are traditional flavors of strawberry and chocolate, to fruity delights like blueberry and mango. They also welcome the holidays with seasonal favorites, like Gingerbread Cookie and Peppermint Hot Chocolate for Christmas time. Don’t fancy fro yo? They also serve healthy smoothies and acai bowls (layered fruit and yoghurt cups – try the peanut butter and banana).
An artisanal ice cream parlour that sells sorbets, yoghurts and ice creams, Tartufo is the perfect place in which to grab your choice of ice cream. From chocolate brownie to piña colada, dig in with your spoon and savour these delicious flavors. They also served soya ice cream, for those with lactose intolerances or just looking for a healthier alternative. But the real stars of the show are their ice cream sandwiches, which are perfectly whipped and flavored gelato sandwiched between two wafers, and then half dipped in chocolate.