Saudi Arabian summers can be daunting for many, with highs reaching 115 Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) in cities such as Riyadh. Fortunately, Saudi Arabia offers some of the world’s tastiest and innovative frozen desserts to keep you cool during the summer heat. Here are a few of the Council’s recommendations for refreshing ice cream, cold coffee, and frozen drinks in the Kingdom:
Ice Cream 36 and Coffee
Ice Cream 36 and Coffee offers 48 flavors of Italian ice cream, also known as Gelato, and coffee. The establishment is a fan favorite amongst the locals, combining traditional western flavors such as Oreo, Chocolate Brownie, and Cotton Candy, with Middle Eastern dessert-flavored gelato such as Kunafa and Um Ali.
Address: Takhassusi Street, Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12363
Not in the mood for traditional flavored ice cream? Give Cereal Protocol a try and experience cereal-flavored ice cream from your childhood favorites such as Captain Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Golden Grahams, among others. Prefer cold coffee instead? Cereal Protocol infuses its cereal flavors in those too!
Address: An Nakheel, Riyadh 12383
Penguin’s Ice Cream
Penguin’s Ice Cream is a modern vintage-themed ice cream parlor. Its hand-churned soft ice cream flavors include classics such as chocolate and vanilla and other unique flavors such as grapefruit and lotus. The shop also offers hot and cold coffee, milkshakes, and slushees.
Address: Al Zahra, Jeddah 23425
The healthy ice cream alternative. Bee’s Ink ice cream serves fresh, organic cow’s milk-based ice cream, utilizes natural honey as a sweetener, and leaves out all the artificial ingredients. Toppings include granola, peanut, hazel and almond nut butters, honeycomb and honey drizzle, and other fruits.
Address: Al Mohammadiyyah, Jeddah 23623
This establishment offers six menu options with one common theme: refreshing watermelon slushees. Each menu item consists of a base of frozen watermelon juice, with options to add rosewater extract, lime and mint leaves, red bull, and pineapple juice. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding the shop’s unique ginger shot to your selected slushee.
Address: Prince Hammoud, Al Hizam Al Thahabi, Al Khobar 34217
Tropical Café is one of Khobar’s most popular destinations for ice cream and cold drinks. Suitably, its menu options include mango-berries coconut ice cream, coconut cotton candy ice cream, coconut latte, passion fruit latte, and fruit-flavored slushees.
Address: King Salman St, Al Yarmouk, Al Khobar 34423