Five of the best soft-serve ice creams in Auckland, from the classic real fruit of our childhoods to modern mash-ups.
TSUJIRI Tsujiri (Matcha), $6.80 Tsujiri is the GOAT for its vibrant matcha-green swirls alone — that’s before you even get a taste of this assertively bitter, almost savoury soft serve. A complex, creamy treat for grown-ups. 10-14 Lorne St, Auckland CBD
NOBIBI Rose Beauty, $7.80 each This heavenly soft serve smells like Turkish delight, and the smooth yogurt-and-ice-cream mix makes for a luscious blend — not too sweet. 128 Broadway, Newmarket WHAU REAL FRUIT ICE CREAM ANIJAS FRESH FRUIT ICE CREAM Mixed Berry, $5 each Can you beat a real fruit ice cream on a hot summer day? We say no, although with this bright-pink mixed-berry cone, if you’re not fast, you’re last — eat up, she melts quickly in the sun. 19 Park Rd, Grafton Strawberry, $6 each Tastes like summer. A strong strawberry hit, with yummy fruity morsels mixed throughout. Soft, creamy and packed with berries, meaning it’s healthy, actually. 250 Puhi Huia Rd, Mt Eden AQUA S Elderflower Blueberry x Sea Salt, with sweet popcorn and popping candy (black waffle cone), $5.90 Sweet, salty and with the delightful addition of popping candy, this eye-catching cone of soft serve is fresh and fun. Mr Whippy could never. 287 Queen St, Auckland CBD