Top Places to Beat the Heat


As the weather in Peru gets hotter, there’s only one way to beat the heat and that´s indulging in ICE CREAM! Below is a list compiled of some of the best places to try some great flavours.

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BLU:  il gelato del barrio

This gelateria is located in the heart of Barranco and is very popular among the neighbourhood and surrounding neighbours to the district. With nature and unique flavours this spot is not one to be missed.

Bonus: Barranco location is pet-friendly

Locations: Jirón 28 de Julio 202 / Mercado 28- Av Vasco Núñez de Balboa 755, Miraflores

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Napoli Artisan Gelato

Artisanal gelato never looked so good, this shop lets customers enjoy their gelato with bubble waffle cones or regular cones, it’s your pick!

Location: Avenida Villaran 875, Surquillo

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Bosco Magico Ice Cream

This magical shop uses unique homemade flavours and intriguing ingredients including quinoa and matcha that will have you wanting more and more.

Bonus: Sometimes they offer classes for kids
Location: Prolongación San Martín, 131, Barranco

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Crem dela Crem

So creamy…Crem dela Crem is also located in the heart of Barranco and offers its guests flavors like Torta de Chocolate and Torta de Zanahoria with pieces of each of the delicious cakes.

Bonus: Sometimes they offer 2 x 1
Location: Parque Municipal 109 Barranco

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I scream

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! This ice cream shop is down with the newest trend…rolled ice cream. With a rolled flavor of your choice, you can also add topping to make your visit even sweeter.

Location: Manuel Villarán 1147, Surquillo

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La Fiorentina

Open since 1999 this ice cream shop has been a favorite many including Gastón Acurio. Some of its unique flavors that you might want to dare to try include albahaca (basil), hierba luisa (lemongrass), and aji!

Location: Jr. Colina 580, Surquillo


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With refreshing flavors such as mandarina with granadilla and Baileys or hierba luisa, you are sure to find something that will grab your attention and have coming back for more.

Bonus: Sometimes they offer 2 x 1

Location: Calle Mendiburu 738, Miraflores

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With 12 locations Zacateca is a popular Mexican paleta shop that may not have a ton of flavors to choose from, but there’s enough to make you say ay caramba, que rico!

Locations: Av Villaran 967, Surquillo
Av. Faustino Sanchez Carrion 1045, Jesus Maria
Av Las casuarinas 143, Surco
Av Centenario 147, Barranco
Jr. Bolognesi 114, Magdalena del Mar
Calle Andalucía 427, Pueblo Libre
Arnarlo Marquez 1095, Jesús María
Av. Brigida Silva de Ochoa 194, San Miguel
Doña Rosa 106, Urbanización Los Rosales, Surco
Santiago de Compostela 157 segundo piso, La Estancia, La Molina Cruce de Santa Cruz con Angamos, La Molina
Jerusalén 605 Yanahuara, Arequipa

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Located in Magdalena, Speciale serves more traditional flavours in regular ice cream form or paletas. Try Guanabana, it’s my favorite!

Bonus: They do delivery

Location: Jr Libertad Nro 1231 – Magdalena Del Mar

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Waffles, crepes, cake and ice cream cookies and more this place has it all! Indulge your sweet tooth at Amorelado and never look back.

Bonus: Pet-friendly at their Miraflores and San Isidro locations

Locations: Calle Ignacio Merino 525, Miraflores
Av. 2 de Mayo 412, San Isidro
C.C. Caminos del Inca, Chacarilla

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Laritza D

This classic ice cream parlour is a favourite among guests because it not only offers ice cream but delicious food as well.

Locations: Av. Comandante Espinar 800, Miraflores
Av. Bajada Balta 626, Miraflores
Km. 97.5 Panamericana Sur, Asia
Esq. de Calle Monterrey con Av. Caminos del Inca, Tda. 14, Surco
Av. La Encalada Cdra. 15, Tda. 106, Surc
Prolongación Paseo de la República s/n Urb. Matellini, Tda. 219, Chorrillos
Av. Angamos Nº 1805 con Tomás Marsano – Surquillo
Av. Aviación 3620, San Borja
Av. Javier Prado Este 4200 (Jockey Plaza), 2do Nivel, Tda. 208, Surco

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This shop is great for anyone wanting to try frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Pick your flavour or flavours and add all the fun and delicious toppings you want!

Bonus:  Sometimes they offer 2 x 1 and other promotions

Locations: Av. Diagonal 334, Miraflores
Larcomar Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores
Av. La Marina 2000, San Miguel
Av. Felipe Salaverry 2370, Jesús María
Av. Javier Prado Este 2050, San Borja
Av. Angamos Este 1803, Surquillo
Av. Javier Prado 4200, Surco
Av. Nicolás de Ayllón, Santa Anita
Av Wilson 1337, Lima
(View Facebook for full list of locations)

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Originally founded in 1961 New York the sweet tastes of Häagen-Dazs are a must-try for anyone, my favorite is salted caramel!

Location: Larcomar, Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores


Let’s see how many of these places you can cross of your list this summer!



Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.