In a city of over 8 million people and intense tropical heat nearly year round, there are of course a lot of ice cream choices. I haven’t had a chance to try as many shops here as I’d like so I’m going to link to a few other good articles covering this topic below. However, I do have a couple of cool spots to mention.
Guss Damn Good – They have a few different locations and have made a name for themselves with their funky style and brand and, of course, great ice cream. I dropped by their small booth near Lumphini metro station and sampled some of their offerings. All the flavours I tried were yummy and I’ll definitely be back again.
IceDEA – These guys have a great location on the fourth floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). They’re known for the unique and thought provoking ideas (icedeas) they bright to their ice cream with flavours like ‘wasabi’ and ‘steak’ as well as ‘global warming ice cream.’
They’re located just opposite an interesting non-profit called ‘SEA Junction.’ It was in their little free library that I first came across and started reading a book about Thai History which kick started my interest in history and the birth of this website. Check them out if you’re in the area:
“SEA Junction (or fully “Southeast Asia Junction”) aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its realities and socio-cultural dimensions from arts and craft to the economy and development by enhancing public access to knowledge resources and by promoting exchanges among students, specialists and Southeast Asia lovers.”
Mo & Moshi – I haven’t eaten here yet but it’s on my to do list. They serve MASSIVE ice cream sundaes that look amazing. I did go there and have a close look at the menu and you have to realise that these ice creams aren’t cheap. The ‘Chocolate Parfait’ that I had my eye on is 2500 baht (around $100 Australian). It’s big (did I mention that?) and laden with Ferrero Rochers which are pretty expensive to begin with and other good stuff but still, $100 for an ice cream is pretty crazy. Obviously designed for groups but I plan to come and tackle one of these creations solo… wish me luck!
- Ben & Jerry’s – I don’t usually like to visit large chain stores but this Ben & Jerry’s in Siam Paragon shopping mall was the very first time I tried the famous brand’s ice cream so I wanted to mention it here. As expected, the ice cream is rich and delicious and they have amazing flavours. The price is pretty high for Thailand though so I’d suggest looking for some more local options to get your fix at a more reasonable price.
Some other articles on Bangkok ice cream;