A highly regarded philosopher once said that ice cream was the remedy for summer heat, cranky kids and frazzled mums (or was that just what we always just say in the haven office?!). Here’s your hit list for the best places to find summer ice cream or gelato. How many of these locations have you visited?

  • Gelato Messina (Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise). 182,000 followers on Instagram tells you this is one cult icecream outlet you just HAVE to try.
  • Rose Gelateria (39A Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove). Lovers of the colour pink and delicious gelato, unite! This Sanctuary Cove favourite offers a great way to cool off after a day of waterside shopping.
  • Oh My Waffle (6/1837 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads). Not just ice cream, this is a specialty dessert bar offering gourmet waffles, shakes, hot chocs and coffee. It ticks ALL the boxes.
  • Lello Lello (Pacific Fair Shopping Centre). Finest quality Italian delicacies and a diverse range of 30+ gelato flavors to please any sweet tooth.
  • Sanctuary Cove Chocolate Shop (40 D Quay Street, Sanctuary Cove). The best licorice ice cream can be found here!

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