This blog post was originally posted on April 16th, 2016 and was updated on June 14th, 2017
We’ve found the best ice cream in Malaga, and if you’re like us, you won’t settle for anything but the best!
Ice cream is a summertime treat that is a family favorite all year round, and no trip to Malaga, the city of Spain’s beautiful Costa del Sol, would be complete without trying some. However, being by the beach means that there are a lot of ice cream places, and unfortunately not all of them are good. So since life is too short for bad ice cream, we have searched out the best of the best and we are here to share with you the inside scoop on Malaga’s ice cream.
Casa Mira is, hands down, one of our favorite ice cream places in Malaga. It has been around since the year 1890 and for five generations they have sold turrón (a kind of nougat candy) and ice cream in Malaga. The original shop is on Calle Nueva, although there is also a location on Calle Larios.
Their traditional creamy ice cream is the perfect treat on a hot day, and as soon as you walk inside you will feel refreshed by the cool marble floors, white tables and metallic counter. This place really is a Malaga institution when we are speaking about ice cream, and if you ask any local where to find good ice cream in Malaga we can bet you that Casa Mira will be at the top of their list.
What should you try when you go? The turrón flavored ice cream or the black and white: iced coffee served with ice cream.
Address: Calle Marqués de Larios, 5 & Calle Nueva, 16
This ice cream shop was founded in the year 2005 by Jose Antonio Romero, a Malaga native who worked for years in ice cream shops in both Malaga and around Europe making Italian style ice cream. After learning from his travels, Jose Antonio returned to Malaga ready to open his own business sharing his wonderful take on ice cream with the world. You can find it in the center of town, on Calle Granada, just steps from the Plaza de la Merced. Freskitto offers flavors that are unique to Malaga such as Moscatel (sweet wine) with raisins.
What should you try when you go? The crema catalana ice cream. It won second place in the Spanish ice cream championships. (Now there’s a competition we could get interested in!)
Address: Calle Granada, 55
Many locals will tell you that this place sells the best ice cream in Málaga. This wonderful spot is completely off the beaten path, tucked in the windy backroads between Huelín Beach and San Andrés Beach. Heladería Inma ALWAYS has a line, so squeeze yourself into a little corner of the shop and expect to wait another 5 to 10 minutes, killing the suspense by picking out your flavors. If you like ice cream with chunks of cookie or fererro rocher mixed in, this is the place for you!
What should you try when you go? The fruit sorbets or the “ferrero rocher” ice cream
Address: Calle Moreti, 16
This shop has been around since 1944, and with 48 different flavors, this is definitely one of the most unique ice cream places in Malaga! It’s famous for unexpected flavors that you would never expect to see in an ice cream store, such as lentil, beer or boquerones en vinagre (the famous white anchovies that we love in Malaga). It’s located by the El Corte Ingles department store, so it’s a short walk out of the historic center, but it’s worth seeking out as this is another local institution.
What should you try when you go? Lemon or Pistachio Ice Cream
Address: Avenida de la Aura, 10
Now that Malaga’s subway is open, a whole new area of town has opened up for tourists and locals alike. You can catch the train from the El Perchel stop (next to the train and bus station) and head to Teatinos (a university neighborhood with great tapas bars). This is where you will find another one of Malaga’s great ice cream offerings, Heladeria Jumais. With a large selection of gelato style ice creams, this ice cream shop has been here since the neighborhood became popular and it is a great spot for dessert after having tapas at the nearby restaurants.
What should you try when you go? Chocolate or Tiramisu
Address: Calle Eolo, 9
Don’t miss on trying our delicious local foods with the locals! Our Malaga food tours explore Malaga’s historic center in the best way possible — through food. There is even a sweet treat at the end!