Andersen & Maillard | Martin Heiberg

15 ways to ice up your life in Copenhagen

Let's admit it: Spring and summer are really just a convenient excuse to eat otherwise inappropriate amounts of ice cream. Here’s our guide to some of the best places in Copenhagen to ice up your life

#1 OLUFs Is

Et opslag delt af olufs_is (@olufs_is) den25. Apr 2017 kl. 4:05 PDT

Named after the impossibly picturesque Olufsvej in the city’s Østerbro district, OLUFs specialize in freshly-made Italian popsicles that are as tasty as they are photogenic.

Learn more

#2 Bryggen11

Homemade ice cream ranging from the classics to the more experimental – and it’s located right next to Islands Brygge, a popular hangout spot during the sunnier months.

Learn more

#3 Café Det Vide Hus

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

Et opslag delt af Katherine Bont (@katherinebont) den30. Jun, 2014 kl. 4.44 PDT

One of the go-to places to get your frozen fix on Nørrebro, Isværket is an organic ice cream shop located on the popular street Stefansgade, which always lights up in the summer.

Learn more

#4 Alice Ice cream & Coffee

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

Et opslag delt af alice (@alice.cph) den4. Jun, 2019 kl. 4.26 PDT

Great coffee pairs great with some yummy home-made ice cream, everyone knows that! And at Alice out on Amager, they do it like no other. 


#5 Ismageriet

Located off the beaten path in the more obscure suburban district of Søborg, Ismageriet has become legendary among locals for its quality ice cream. It's also one of the few ice cream shops that’s open all year-round.

Learn more

#6 Istid

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

Et opslag delt af ISTID - BEST ICECREAM IN TOWN (@istidkbh) den7. Maj, 2019 kl. 3.01 PDT

Danish for ‘ice age’, Istid is an organic ice cream shop in the trendy street Jægersborggade in Nørrebro, and also the first in Scandinavia to produce ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

Learn more

#7 Kødbyens Is

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

Et opslag delt af Mad About Copenhagen (@madaboutcopenhagen) den24. Jul, 2016 kl. 4.02 PDT

Located in the city’s Meatpacking District, Kødbyens Is create both popsicles as well as seriously cute-looking bite-sized ice cream cakes (pictured above).

Learn more

#8 Olivers Garage

Set in the iconic Arne Jacobsen gas station in the Bellevue area just north of Copenhagen, this place would be a must-visit for the architecture alone. Olivers Garage is just the icing on the cake (no pun intended). They also do coffee, food and drinks.

Learn more

#9 Andersen & Maillard

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

Et opslag delt af Andersen & Maillard (@andersenmaillard) den23. Sep, 2018 kl. 3.48 PDT

If you're down with home-made softice, you'l definitely also love it served inside one of the best croissants in the city. Only served out at Andersen & Maillards new Nordhavn location.


#10 SI

Short for Sicilian Ice Cream and Italian for ‘yes’, which also should be everyone’s default answer when asked if they want to try out this place and their frozen flavours.

Learn more

#11 Østerberg Ice Cream

Vis dette opslag på Instagram

Et opslag delt af Østerberg Ice Cream (@osterbergicecream) den26. Apr, 2019 kl. 4.44 PDT

Fruity flavours rule supreme here, as the owner of this Østerbro-based ice cream shop comes from the family behind a global fruit company. Both the ice cream and the cones are freshly-made on location.

Learn more

#12 Leckerbaer

Mostly known for their mouthwatering, modern take on Danish butter cookies, Leckerbaer are also adding homemade ice cream to their already impressive lineup of sweet treats during the warmer months.

Learn more

#13 Coffee Collective at Torvehallerne

Ice cream and coffee - two of the best things ever in the same serving equals a serious treat for your tastebuds. Coffee Collective's coffee soft ice became legendary last year, and it's making a comeback this season. Find it at Torvehallerne.

Learn more

#14 Mirabelle

Et opslag delt af Mirabelle (@mirabelle_cph) den16. Jun 2017 kl. 9:15 PDT

A certified organic bakery, these guys have branched out and are now also serving high-quality ice cream, made on a daily basis from raw milk from their own cows on a farm west of Copenhagen.

#15 Social Foodies 

Located on Frederiksberg and Østerbro and several other spots, Social Foodies are serious about their ice cream game, using organic fairtrade products for their frozen delicacies. Their 'flødebolle' (a sort of cream puff) is also quite legendary and definitely worth a try. 

Share this page