- North America
- Paula Zamorano Osorio
What Mexico City has to offer in terms of cold desserts will undoubtedly delight your taste-buds. From the more common Italian gelato-style ice creams and sorbets to the Mexican paletas, ice-lollies made with natural ingredients and raspados, flavored ice shavings served in cups or plastic bags, there is no limit to the huge selection of frozen treats you can find in Mexico’s capital.
If you are looking for unique ice creams, Helado Obscuro is the place to go. The founder decided to try an area of ice cream making which had never been explored in before in Mexico, alcoholic ice creams. The quality of ice cream is superb and they offer a magnificent range of flavors, mostly a variety of fruits mixed with an assortment of alcohol, but they also provide delicious non-alcoholic ice creams for those who prefer softer flavors.
The extremely popular Nevería Roxy prides itself in selling the most traditional ice cream in Mexico’s capital, producing each different flavor using authentic artisan methods. With four different locations dotted around the city, a Nevería Roxy parlour is easy to find.
Heladería Palmeiro is one of the most renowned ice cream parlours in Mexico City, offering more than 46 flavors to choose from. At Palmeiro, the ice cream makers produce Cuban-style ice cream, which is said to be even silkier and creamier than Mexican ice cream. They only use the freshest of ingredients, to create the most heavenly flavors. Situated in the Mercado de Medellín, the Palmeiro ice cream parlour is the perfect place to pick up a refreshing treat whilst looking around the rest of the market.
La Especial de París
La Especial de París is an old favorite in Mexico City. It originally began as a simple street stand in 1921, but became so popular that the owners opened a whole parlour. It remains just as popular today. Their knowledge in the production of ice cream, passed down the generations, is what makes their products so special. You will also find delectable sundaes, floats and ice cream served with fruit, all made with the love and care of the professional ice cream-making family.
Glace Helado is a parlour dedicated to producing 100% artisan ice creams. Opened in Mexico City in 2012, now it has two established parlours, where unique and organic ice cream is offered. Their ice cream is also suitable for those on a gluten-free diet. At Glace, a new flavor is introduced each week, depending on which ingredients are in-season, so whenever you go, there will be something new for you to try.
The Nómada ice cream parlour aim to make the best ice cream in Mexico and to create their own original flavors. The owners travel the world in search of new ideas and inspiration, bringing them back to Mexico City for their customers to taste and enjoy. To the founders of Nómada Heladería, ice creams are more than quick appetizers, to them ice cream means a whole dessert. The presentation is just as important as the taste, making a trip to their parlour a whole culinary experience.
Helados Finno is a small family company with over ten years of experience, who solely use traditional Italian methods and organic Mexican ingredients to make their ice cream. Innovation is also important and they seek to produce new and exciting flavors, constantly keeping their standards and quality high. Although they sell their ice cream from a selection of little carts around Mexico City, Helados Finno is a distinguished company, which also produces ice cream for popular restaurants in Mexico City.
Amor Casero is a gem in Mexico City. Amor Casero brings customers novelty ice creams, made with Mexican ingredients. Made with milk, their ice cream is glossy in texture and of perfect sweetness and they are generous with their portion sizes as well. So on a sunny afternoon, why not visit Amor Casero for a relaxing experience in the parlour garden, tasting the best Mexican ice cream in the city.
La Bella Italia
Many locals will say that La Bella Italia is the best parlour in the city. With a décor belonging to the 50s Rome, you will be transported out of modern day Mexico to a traditional ice cream parlour, boasting a variety of almost 30 flavors. The prices at La Bella Italia are reasonable and the flavours delicious enough to persuade you to buy seconds.
La Bella Italia, Orizaba 110, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, D.F., Mexico, +52 55 5264 7960