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The 9 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Alameda

Updated: May 2, 2022

Pining for a pint of Alameda’s best Ice cream? Head to these parlors for the best gelato in town! We incorporated both user and critic reviews from top review sites to create a definitive list of the ice cream places. Don’t wait to visit these stores for the best ice cream floats and banana splits in Alameda!

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard

Desserts, $, AlamedaDesserts, $Alameda, South Shore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

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Fentons Creamery

Desserts, $$, OaklandDesserts, $$Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • CultureTrip

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Nieves Cinco de Mayo

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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  • 510 Families

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Miharu Ice Cream

Desserts, OaklandDessertsOakland, Hawthorne
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Mr. Dewie's Cashew Creamery

Desserts, $$, EmeryvilleDesserts, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Red Tricycle

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  • Find Me Gluten Free

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Little Giant Ice Cream

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Curbside Creamery

Desserts, $$, OaklandDesserts, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Smitten Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, OaklandDesserts, $$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

United Paleteria Y Neveria

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Fremont
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best Ice cream in Alameda. We analyzed 28999 Alameda restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Alameda restaurant reviews, and 2955 lists and articles – looking closely at what Find Me Gluten Free, Red Tricycle and 510 Families had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Sandwich Shops in Berkeley, California, Red Tricycle - The Ultimate Ice Cream List Is Here! and 510 Families - Ten Best Ice Cream Places In Oakland, Berkeley, And Beyond. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The ten options above are the best of Alameda Ice cream.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • Champagne with your vanilla bean ice cream

    A vanilla bean ice cream can be tricky to find a sparkling wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Champagne. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its semi-sweet.

  • A great drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • The perfect complement to chocolate ice cream

    When having chocolate ice cream, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Brachetto d'Acqui, a popular red wine.

Fun facts about Ice cream

  • A speedy eater

    Are you a fan of ice cream? The current record for eating the most ice cream is 15 pounds! Do you love ice cream enough to beat this record?

  • 3,010 pounds of strawberry ice-cream

    On June 28, 2014, The United States’s Ice cream fans celebrated a new world record by the strawberry ice-cream, weighing 3,010 pounds.

  • The best day for ice cream

    If you’re ever in The United States during July, be ready to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

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