The Best Ice-Cream Parlours in Panama City

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4 December 2017

Dolce Idea

Dolce Idea is a real Italian gelateria located on the last of the Amador Islands, a unique location in Panama City. The ice cream parlour is a family-friendly café that also serves espresso and traditional desserts like tiramisú. The ice cream flavours are a blend between great classics like chocolate and stracciatella and local sorbets of melon and passionfruit.

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Granclement is an old-fashioned French ice cream parlour that makes traditional artisanal ice cream using only natural ingredients of the highest quality. Among the wide variety of creamy and sorbet flavours are all the evergreen classics plus a wide selection of original flavours such as basil, cinnamon, chocolate with orange and lavender, making it a truly unique experience in Panama City.

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La Michoacana

La Michoacana is a chain of ice cream parlours that serve sorbets and ice cream on a stick, with a selection of over 50 flavours made out of fresh fruits, filled with condensed milk or glazed in chocolate. An all around favorite, it is the place to go if you are looking for an ice cream that tastes just like it’s supposed to: fresh and delicious.

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Palettamerica serves gourmet ice cream on a stick. Founded by a group of gelato-lovers, their dream is to encapsulate the flavours of distinct regions and places of Latin America in its selection of ice-cream. From passion fruit to dulce de leche and Chilean red wine, it promises an unusual sensory journey across the continent.

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Gelato & Co

A great classic, Gelato & Co is the traditional Italian Gelateria that serves gelato in traditional paper cups and thin waffle cones, topped with meringues and chocolate flakes. The mission is simple: bring the highest-quality Italian gelato to Panama. Among the most popular flavours in this delicate and cosy ice-cream parlour are pistachio, chocolate and hazelnut.

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Popbar is an experimental ice cream shop that serves handcrafted gelato on a stick, customizable and made only with natural ingredients. With two locations in Panama City, it has now started franchising. Among its creations is a selection of popgelatos, popsorbettos, yogurtpops and popwhichs, a children’s favourite.

Popbar, Albrook Mall (Magic Zone), Panama City, Panama

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