The coolest list of the year returns for a 2020 update just in time for the hottest weeks of the year. We all know that sunny weather in Berlin means there’s one thing on everyone’s lips in Berlin: Ice cream. Not many cities in Europe offer as greater or wider selection of quality ice cream and gelato shops as you’ll find here, and every summer the demand for frosty delights explodes all across Berlin as people line up in front of their favourite shops.
For this 2020 update of where to find the best ice creams in Berlin there are 4 new entries to the list and as Berlin’s culinary scene grows, this list now includes gelato, ice cream, granita and even a Japanese kakigōri place. Sadly enough the soft serve offering took a massive hit through the closing of Paul Möhring.
People get very serious about what constitutes the ‘best’ ice cream in Berlin and ranking ‘American-style’ ice cream against gelato (I highly recommend reading up on the differences, they really are two different things) is as complicated as it is controversial. Nevertheless, as with any kind of craft in cooking, I think it’s possible to compare the love and care of ingredients – all the shops on this list are truly exceptional and there is no ranking between the shops on the list, the order of the listings means nothing.
S0 without further ado, my fellow ice-cream worshippers, behold the very best ways to make the most out of the Berlin summer (and sometimes also winter..).