Where to get your real fruit ice cream fix

Summer’s not summer without a real fruit ice cream

There’s a lot to love about the hot season – not least being the compulsory road-trip detour for a real fruit ice cream. It’s an Aotearoa special – a scoop of vanilla ice cream blended with fresh or frozen fruit, more often than not grown nearby, to create a smooth and airy, creamy, divinely fruity, sunny-weather treat. Many places also offer the opportunity to pick berries, too, so you can head home with some juicy treats. No matter where you’re headed this summer, seeking out one of the spots to indulge in this uniquely New Zealand pleasure is a must-do. Here are some picks from around the country.

The Fruit Shop

Hawke’s Bay is well-known for its incredible fruit offerings so it’s no surprise there are a few real fruit ice cream spots in the region. At The Fruit Shop, you can walk away with some of the juiciest, luscious sun-ripened fruits and great veg too, plus fresh juices and, of course, a range of real fruit ice cream flavours.

1010 Pākōwhai Road, Hastings  |  The Fruit Shop Facebook


Fav spots outside of Hawke’s Bay:

  • Zippy’s Coffee and Ice Cream Truck – Lang’s Beach, Northland
  • Good Planet – Riverhead, Auckland
  • Ruakura Berry Shop – Newstead, Waikato
  • Red Bridge Berries – Wānaka
  • Redwood Cherries & Berries – Timaru


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First published by NZ Herald. Click here to read the full article.