The Best Places for Ice Cream in St Petersburg

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Photo of Olga Glioza
20 June 2018

Summer in the city means ice-cream, and it’s the most popular item on the menu. Lovers of this refreshing and sweet delight will appreciate the selection at St Petersburg’s cafés, where some of the best gelato is served in the city. Take a look at these St Petersburg favourites.

Café Venezia

Cafe, Italian, Dessert, $$$
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Possibly the best of the best gelato in St Petersburg is served here. Every day, you’ll find 18 different kinds of this sweet dessert, along with other authentic Italian sweets and pastries. Chocolate, fruit, vanilla, combinations – this café has something for any taste. It is centrally located on Nevsky prospect, making it a perfect stop while exploring the city.

Di Neve

Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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Around 110 kinds of gelato and 40 kinds of sorbet are waiting for you at Di Neve. This auteur gelateria has became extremely popular thanks to its delicious and unique flavors, some of which you can find only here. It also added a ‘gelato delivery’ service, which allows customers to try the best of the menu at home. All ice creams are delivered in less than two hours within the city.

Café Vkusnye Shtuchki

Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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This tiny café is a true gem for lovers of original ice cream flavours and natural products. All ice creams are created by the chef and owner, Kirill Vinogradov, who uses only natural products and is against the usage of any coloring and emulsifying agents. Only here can you try such flavours as ‘boiled fermented milk, carrot and ginger’, ‘organic chestnut honey’ or ‘parmiggiano regano 96 month and Grand Marnier’.

Dippin Dots

Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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Dippin Dots serves what is called ‘nano ice cream’. The difference between it and regular ice cream is that this kind is prepared using the method of cryogenic freezing with a temperature lower than -70°C (-94°F), which causes the ice cream to form into small beads. Dippin Dots offers ice cream beads of many different tastes, mixing them together for an unforgettable and customized experience.

King Pong

Cafe, Asian, Dessert, $$$
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Fried ice cream anyone? Most of the dishes in this restaurant are cooked using a Chinese pan or wok. The ice cream is no exception. The flavours include green tea, mango, ginger, vanilla and others. An alternative option for a hot summer day might be a cold soup made from mango with ice cream – definitely something to try at least once in your lifetime!