Best Gelato in New Orleans

If you’re craving something cold and creamy on a hot New Orleans summer day, a rich scoop of gelato is the perfect way to keep cool.

Try Sucré at 3025 Magazine St. where you’ll find French and Italian favorites including macarons and chocolates to go along with their world-renowned gelato. Featuring a modern approach to the Italian favorite, the flavors are always changing but you can count on staple flavors that pair perfectly with a local beignet.

Angelo Brocato can be found at 214 North Carrollton Ave. where gelato and other Italian sweets have been dished up since 1905. The old-fashioned parlor is flanked in pink, and favorite flavors include moka coffee, Sicilian pistachio nut, and vanilla bean. Try it with a cannolo for sheer decadence.

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You’ll find Piccola Gelateria at 4525 Freret St. where Italian flatbreads and crepes are paired with small-batch gelato flavors. The simple, charming shop is known for its amarena cherry, hazelnut and chocolate as well as rotating flavors like rose petal and biscotti. There are always 18 flavors available, so choosing is always the toughest part.

Try Drip Affogato Bar at 703 Carondelet St. where espresso is paired with gelato and ice cream for a seriously sweet pick me up. “The classic” is a Tahitian vanilla ice cream with pistachios and stroopwafel with espresso poured on top. You can build your own, or choose from a variety of concoctions like the Cookie Monster with Mexican hot chocolate ice cream, cookie crumbles, chocolate syrup and hot chocolate.