It is essential to cool off in summer with a good ice cream or horchata when you visit the streets of Barcelona, although you can currently do so at any time of the year.
In the 19th century, ice cream parlors appeared in Barcelona as family businesses linked to the manufacture of nougat. Many new ice cream parlors have appeared in the city, some follow the tradition of Italian production and others their own. I will recommend the crafts whose history is part of Barcelona.
Get to know the best artisanal ice cream parlors in Barcelona and their history.
It is part of the emblematic places of Barcelona. Founded in 1890 by Dn Francisco Mira Miralles, it is a family business of ice cream, nougat and artisan sweets.
We recommend you enter their website to know their history and their products.
It has two stores next to each other:
- Address 1: Carrer Princesa nº 36 Baixos
- Address 2: Carrer de Flassaders, 15 Baixos (with a terrace)
- Telephone: +34 933 02 21 23
Since 1929 this family business has made ice cream, horchata, nougat, and sweets by hand. It is an excellent option to rest and refresh.
Located in the Portal de l’Àngel it has two points of sale:
- Address 1: Avinguda del Portal de l’Àngel, 7
- Address 2: Avinguda del Portal de l’Àngel, 27
Sirvent de Escorial is a lifelong ice cream parlor, located in the Gracia neighborhood.
Its specialty, and that you cannot miss, is horchata (a cold Valencian drink prepared with water, sugar and wet tigernuts).
In winter you can also buy great nougat.
In summer we usually go every two days and buy small truffle ice cream (€ 1.80), medium cheescake ice cream (€ 2.30) and 1.5 liters of horchata (which we ask for 1 liter without sugar and the rest with sugar) (€ 7.35).
- Address: Carrer de l’Escorial, 100
This chocolatier shop is documented since 1826 and known as one of the emblematic shops of BCN, it has had to change its location to Carrer del Pi although its workshop is inside the Malda galleries.
In the hotter summer months we can taste the traditional flavors of its excellent artisan ice creams.
- Address: Carrer del Pi, 16