Beat the heat with Riyadh’s ice cream shops

Beat the heat with Riyadh’s ice cream shops

Summer is here, and if you live in Riyadh then you know how hot it gets. But don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered.
09 June 23
Ice Cream Shops Riyadh Image source: Unsplash: Annie Spratt

The heat of the summer months has started to creep in, and we're all in need of a refreshing snack.

What better way to cool down this summer than with some of Riyadh's best ice cream shops. Experience the delicious bursts of flavours from rich chocolate to fruity mango, and most importantly, we recommend trying some unique Arabic flavours.

Head out and visit one of these delicious ice cream spots and indulge in mouth-watering and satisfying desserts.



For all the gelato lovers, this cosy ice cream shop has plenty to offer, from fruity flavours like tangy mango, fresh lemon, strawberry, and passion fruit, to creamy vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, and of course, traditional Arabic dates. For classic Italian gelato, Capriani should be your go-to for a delicious cool treat. For special occasions you can also order gelato cakes.

Location: Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, At Taawun


With fish-shaped waffle cones (called Taiyaki), this Japanese-style ice cream shop doesn’t only offer Instagram-worthy shots, it also fulfils those sweet tooth cravings. The combination of ice cream and hot crisp waffle cone will leave you wanting more. The shop's signature flavours include a bright purple ube - so tasty! Have your ice cream in a waffle cone or a cup, and enjoy.

Location: Al Aqiq Plaza and Al Kindi Plaza

Thekra Ice Cream


Another spot for some soft serve goodness in Riyadh is Thekra. Known for its quirky and colourful interiors, this spot will bring you back to the good auld days of ice cream trucks. It’s guaranteed that you’ll find unique fruity flavours like banana, pineapple, melon, blueberry, strawberry, and mango. Keep an eye out for new flavour releases.

Location: Unayzah St, Ar Rawabi Dist. and Al Suwaidy Rd., Sultanah Dist.

Sukkly Artisan Ice Cream


Sukkly is an artisan shop that serves ice cream made from scratch. Made without any preservatives, the flavours at Sukkly are guaranteed to be create using fresh and flavourful ingredients. Serving up some interesting flavours, such as tiramisu and raspberry march, you won't be short of choice. Or get adventurous with zaatar or sweet corn ice cream.

Location: King Abdul Aziz Branch Rd, Alyasmin District


Indulge in an unforgettable ice cream experience at Durma. Serving traditional Turkish-style ice cream with flavours like vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, and even the popular Lotus biscuit. A must-try at Durma is the Dondurma clay pot dessert which consists of either kunafa or baklava mixed with your choice of ice cream flavour and topped with a crumbling of pistachio. Also you can choose to stuff ice cream into a donut or eat sandwiched between cookies.

Available at several locations in Riyadh

Marble Slab Creamery


All your ice cream wishes will come true at Marble Slab Creamery: choose from the menu of ice cream creations like the Cookie Monster made with blue cotton candy ice cream, or you create your own delicious icy delight. Choose any ice cream flavour and top with whatever you’re craving from Kinder Bueno and Oreo Cookies to sprinkles and jellies or maybe some Malteasers. Or if you're feeling fruity, add some fresh strawberries to finish off your invention.

Available at several locations in Riyadh