Tucked away inside Charoennakorn Soi 10, this ice cream cafe is all about bold, elaborate, fanciful flavors—think Chinese cough syrup, nam pla waan (sweet fish sauce), or squid ink ice cream that will literally turn your teeth black. Putting the weird flavors aside, 10010 bar also excels in what they do; we also love their dark chocolate sorbet—not too thick but still retaining its silky texture. Don’t miss their freshly-baked kouign-amann and canelé.
100 Charoen Nakhon Soi 10. Open Wed-Sun noon-8pm.
For 8 years, this ice cream joint has captured Bangkok hearts with its vibrant, artisanal flavors and natural ingredients. Since then, Guss Damn Good has expanded its repertoire all over the city, with the new additions like a branch dedicated to sundaes at Guss Sundae Bar (The Commons Saladaeng) and recently opening soft serve ice cream at Emquartier’s Cassette Music Bar. Head to the Commons Saladaeng and try the Apple Pie a la Mode (B180), which is made with their classic vanilla ice cream accompanied by apple compote, cookie crumbs, and caramel.
Guss Sundae Bar. The Commons Saladaeng. Open daily 10am-11pm.
Jing Jing Ice Cream Bar and Cafe
What if you don’t have kids but still want to enjoy Children’s Day? Well, congratulations on escaping parental migraines. Head to this Yaowarat ice cream bar where you—kids or no—can have your fair share. Order chocolate marmalade for the kids and get vodka lavender orange for yourself.
188 Charoenkrung Soi 14. Open Wed-Mon 9.30am-5.30pm.
If you’ve got lactose or vegan kiddiwinks, this ice cream chain has something for everyone. Forget about what you know about plant-based ice cream sucking; the ice cream here ticks all the boxes for sweet decadence: with a texture so rich, creamy you won’t notice the difference. The flavors range from Teddy (caramel cookie milkshake substituted with oat milk, B95) to Hera (soy-based, gluten-free lemon pie, B95).
2/F Siam Center. Open daily 10am-10pm.
Renowned pastry chef Saki Hoshino of Samlor
(formerly at 80/20 and Krok) kicked off her online ice cream delivery business in 2020, combining Thai and Japanese ingredients without any added sugar or preservatives to churn out unique flavors, including fish sauce caramel (B99), sweet-and-sour mango nam pla waan (B99), and white malt toob tab
(peanut brittle) for B99. Those wishing for something extra can go for her irresistible perfect ice cream sando, with three options available: choc mallow, berry cheesecake, and caramel banana (B145 per each). Find these flavors at either her restaurant or CentralWorld’s Energy Station
Samlor. 1076 Charoenkrung Rd. Open Wed-Fri 6pm-11pm; Sat-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Mon 6pm-11pm; Energy Station. CentralWorld G/F. The Offices. Open daily 7am-6pm.
Either at Ari or its original branch at W District Phra Khanong, the lines are always long for this hip Japanese gelato spot. Hailing from Chiba Prefecture, the owner Shintaro Nakajima brings over 20 flavors with a list that will guarantee to make Japanophiles drool—think green tea, yuzu milk, Japanese strawberry, sakura cherry blossom milk, Hokkaido lavender tea, and Dainagon red bean. Choose between a maple or chocolate cone option, made on the spot for B100 for two flavors.
Rintaro Ari. Phahonyothin Soi 8. Open daily 11am-8pm; Rintaro (W District). Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong. Open Mon-Fri noon-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-10pm.
One of the first gelaterias in Tuscany, its gelato is made fresh daily using the same traditional methods as in Italy with flavors like pistachio, ricotta, pineapple and orange chocolate—starting at B110 for two flavors.
252/5 Silom Rd. Open daily 10am-7pm
Bangkok’s Indian food scene has garnered a younger fanbase lately, and if your kids are like us, they’ll take delight in these creamy, delicious no-churn ice cream popsicles. Arguably the first of its kind in Bangkok dedicated entirely to kulfi, Yumm Kulfi boasts over 10 flavors, ranging from the basic chocolate almond (B80) and crunchy pistachio (B70) to fancier bites like fresh saffron (B120).
India Emporium, 345 Chakkaphet Rd. Open daily 11am-6pm.