Ice creams are those desserts that activate the hippocampus and take you back to that childhood memory when a loved one would take you out for a cone. The excitement of choosing a classic flavor -chocolate, vanilla, stracciatella, after eight- or daring to try new flavors -cookies, kinder, unicorn-.
When is a good time to have an ice cream in Estepona?
Ice cream is enjoyed throughout the year, especially on summer nights, when it is common to see families walking around with their tub or cone, eating it before it melts. Everyone has their own technique to avoid staining, either by eating around the edges or pushing the ice cream to the bottom of the cone with their tongue, or even using a napkin for the neatest ones.
In Estepona, you feel like having ice cream on every sunny day, which happens more than 300 days a year. Our town has a wide variety of ice cream shops that offer unique and exquisite flavors. In this article, we will explore the best ice cream parlors in Estepona.
These are, in our opinion, the best ice cream parlors in Estepona.
1. Gioelia Cremeria
This charming gelateria brings a piece of Italy to the streets of Estepona, it is a franchise of Italian tradition and its ice creams are delicious. Located on Calle Real near the Plazoleta Ortiz, the street is pedestrian and the ice cream parlor has tables where you can enjoy your ice cream without interruptions from cars. The ice cream parlor offers a wide selection of artisanal flavors ranging from the classics vanilla and chocolate to the most innovative ones such as white tiramisu, cheesecake or vanilla cream with saffron and raspberry sauce and salted pistachios. There’s definitely something for everyone! My favorite is the pistachio.
If you have any intolerance, they have gluten-free or lactose-free ice creams.
Calle Real, 14, 29680 Estepona, Málaga.
Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 15:00-1:00.
Friday and Saturday: 15:00-1:30.
2. Las Delicias Ice Cream Parlor
Las Delicias is famous for its handmade ice cream, natural products and personal service. Loli, its owner, is a charming Esteponera and tries to make sure that everything is to our liking. In Estepona there are two ice cream parlors Las Delicias, the oldest one on Padre Cura street, near Loren square and a new one recently opened in June 2023 on the calle Cid 1, corner with calle Terraza, in front of La Palma bar. In both places there are tables to sit and enjoy their ice creams.
You can find from classic flavors such as stracciatella and tiramisu to fruity flavors such as mango, lemon and strawberry. Stop by to freshen up!
You have ice creams adapted to intolerances, ask for them.
Calle Cid, 1, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Cam. del Padre Cura, 7, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 08:00-00:00.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday eves: 08:00-01:00 (Terrace) – 02:00 (Showcase).
3. La jijonenca
The nougat ice cream from La Jijonenca ice cream parlor is legendary in Estepona. It is made with almonds, which you find in small pieces. Another mythical ice cream from this ice cream parlor is the cream-walnut ice cream, the walnuts are whole and mixed with their cream: it is a delight (my favorite for as long as I can remember).
This ice cream shop has three locations in Estepona, my favorite is the one located on the corner of Calle Real and Calle Terraza. Where you can sit quietly or take your ice cream and stroll near the sea.
Calle Real, 83, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Monday to Saturday: 09:00-21:00.
Avenida Juan Carlos I, 15, 29680, Estepona, Málaga
Monday to Sunday: 08:00-22:00
Calle Adolfo Suárez de Figueroa, 19, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09:30-21:00.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-21:00.
4. Ambrosía Ice Cream Parlor
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Heladería Ambrosía offers a unique experience to enjoy an ice cream in Estepona. Its location on the seafront is the perfect place to relax while savoring one of their homemade ice creams. It is in what is known as the Plaza de las Gaviotas (although the seagulls are no longer there). We recommend you try the strawberry with white nutella and also the Arabian sweet (they are very generous in the amount of ice cream in the tubs).
Plaza García Caparrós, 1, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 13:30-24:00.
Friday and Saturday: 12:00-01:30.
*They also have a store in Manilva, in Puerto de la Duquesa.
5. La Italiana Ice Cream Parlor
La Italiana ice cream parlor is located in the Doctor Arce square or Plaza de los Pijos, near the Plaza de las Flores. It is a quiet place with tables to sit and enjoy an ice cream with a thousand scoops. Its flavors are known for their quality and authenticity. Try rocher or kindé ice cream. In this place you can also have a croissant for breakfast or crepes for a snack.
Plaza Doctor Arce, 29680 Estepona, Málaga.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 09:00-21:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00-21:00
6. La Torre Ice Cream Parlor
Located next to Estepona’s picturesque marina, La Torre Ice Cream Parlor is a must stop for ice cream lovers passing by. This cozy place offers a wide selection of flavors to combine and enjoy your ice cream on the terrace. However, keep in mind that they do not serve you on the terrace, you have to go and ask for it.
For me, I love to enjoy a black and white in the summer.
Av. Luis Braille, 23, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Monday to Sunday: 10:00-22:00
7. I Love León
I Love León is an ice cream parlor-cafeteria that opened its doors in 2022 and is located in Plaza Abc, in front of the promenade, in the old bus station. They have several franchises in León and one in Estepona. Here the ice creams are homemade and totally natural. In addition, we can taste sweet and savory products typical of northern Spain.
The most demanded ice creams are the kinder good or tangerine. In 2019, apple pie ice cream won an award. Any ice cream from this place is a hit, you will not be disappointed. So you know, when you come back from the beach, have an ice cream here!
Av. España, 230, 29680 Estepona, Málaga
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00-23:00
Estepona’s ice cream parlors offer a variety of flavors and unique experiences that will delight all ice cream lovers. Whether you prefer the classics or dare to try more innovative flavors, these ice cream parlors are sure to satisfy your ice cream cravings. Enjoy an ice cream, let yourself be surprised by the handmade ice cream and relax strolling while enjoying the sea view. Let your childhood memories come back!