The City Starlings team has sacrificed their waistlines in order to tell you about the best ice cream flavors, textures and overall quality we could find here in Munich. Here are the results of our taste test.
So many flavors, so little time!!! Hopefully the good weather persists and we have time to go back and try all the amazing flavors these shops have to offer.
City Starling’s top 6 ice cream shops in Munich:
Der Verrückte Eismacher
Crazy is right! Weißwurst? Beer? Sweet Mustard? Bacon-Vanilla?… These are all ice cream flavors you will often find at Der Verrückte Eismacher, which translates to The Crazy Ice Maker in English. Flavors change often, so check their facebook page for the latest flavors or fall down the rabbit hole and surprise yourself. They also offer a few regular flavors, as well as vegan options, so there´s always something for everyone. They even let you try a spoonful of any other flavor with your order. Right across from the LMU University in Schwabing, you will usually find people waiting in line. I tried the Walnut-Figs and Minty-Lime. It was definitely worth the wait. The ice cream here is handmade, rich and creamy! The service is extremely friendly, happily double-checking the chart to confirm a gluten free option for one of us. This is definitely one of City Starling´s favorites.
Opening Hours: Mon -Sun from 11:30 -19:00
Address: Amalienstraße 77, 80799 München
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
True & 12 Handmade Ice Cream
Opening Hours: Daily from 12 – 21:00 (weekends until 10PM, weather permitting)
Address: Rosenheimer Strasse 14 (across from the Gasteig)
With its first shop opening in 1879, ice cream making runs in this family business. Their current location in Neuhausen opened in 1921, but was rebuilt in 1946 after being destroyed in WWII. From anywhere between 50-70 different flavors (depending on the season), this shop is always bustling, but the lines move pretty fast. I’ve never sat at a table, but you do have the option to sit and order. I prefer to take it with me and stroll thru the beautiful side streets in and around Rotkreutzplatz.
Health Tip: Those with food intolerances: 90% of their ice-cream is gluten-free. There are fruit varieties (made with soy milk) and lactose-free options (goat´s milk or coconut-based)
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:00 – 22:00 (summer hours)
Address: Nymphenburger Strasse 155, 80634 Munich
Del Fiore Gelato
Ballabeni Ice Cream
Also handmade with high quality ingredients, we found the texture not as creamy as other places we had tried. However, the Choko-Ginger I ordered was delicious. They also give you a spoonful of any flavor with your order. We also like that their paper cups and spoons are 100% biodegradable. Did not like: We felt a bit rushed, although the queue wasn’t that long. If you are in the Art District or Museum quarter, then take an ice cream break here.
Fun Tip 1: Ice cream courses are offered under the direction of Giorgio Ballabeni himself.
Fun Tip 2: An ice cream truck can be hired for work events, weddings, birthdays, etc.
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30 – 22:30
Address: Theresienstr. 46 Munich (main shop). They also have a workshop at Seidlstr. 28 where they create new flavors. Open for customers as well.
Is your favorite ice cream shop missing from the list? Then please let us know what your favorite place is in our comments!
2 thoughts on “6 Top Ice Cream Parlours in Munich”
Love this list! I’ve been to Der Verrückte Eismacher, True & 12 Handmade Ice Cream and Ice Date and enjoyed them all. The only thing I have to say is that the texture of the Ice Date ice cream is a little unusual once it’s first served but if you let it sit a little, it’s much better. 🙂 I’ve also asked True & 12 if their ice creams are GF and they said they are (but that there’s ice cream cone dust floating around, which I guess is true for all ice cream places). Thanks for this list!
Thanks so much Erin and we are big fans of your blog as well! And good to know about the GF ice cream option @ True & 12 in Munich. I am sure you are correct in stating that cross contamination in most ice cream places is something to watch out for and make sure to double check! Thank you for the info! 🙂