VietnamFood & DrinksWhere to Eat the Best Ice Cream in Saigon

Where to Eat the Best Ice Cream in Saigon

Looking for the best ice cream in Saigon? Check out this local recommended list of ice cream havens in Saigon, from local to international brands!

Local Brands

Kem Bach Dang

28 Le Loi, District 1
Open 9 AM – 11 PM
Prices: VND 40,000 – 120,000

  • One of the oldest ice cream parlors in Saigon. Prominent location in District 1. Recommended by many as the best ice cream in Saigon. Corresponding with the reputation and the quality is its expensive prices.
  • Flavors: avocado, red beans, green peas, ESKIMO, durian, longan, chocolate, taro, pandan leaf, strawberry, coffee, fresh orange.
  • Special feature: ice cream is often served with chopped Vietnamese tropical fruits like banana, mango, dragon fruits, watermelon, etc.
  • “Hottest” item on the menu: Bach Dang Coconut Ice Cream (served in a coconut) at VND 120,000.
  • Extensive menu besides ice cream: smoothies (soursop, sapodilla, coconut, orange, durian, avocado, pineapple, strawberry), fresh juices, fresh fruits, coffee. Again, they are all pretty extravagant.

where to eat the best ice cream in saigon kem bach dang where to eat the best ice cream in saigon kem bach dang 2

Kem Bach Dang in District 1

Kem Trang Tien

235B Nguyen Van Cu, District 1
215 Nguyen Van Cu, District 5
Open 8 AM – 10 PM
Prices: VND 7,000 – 40,000

  • Origin: Hanoi. “Kem Trang Tien” began as a small ice cream parlor located in Trang Tien Street, Hanoi but quickly acquired nationwide fame for its quality flavors.
  • The brand pledges to use preservative-free ingredients.
  • Flavours: green sticky rice, green peas, coconut and milk, cocoa, mixed (all of the above), taro, vanilla, strawberry, chocolate.
  • Reasonable prices. Only VND 7,000-15,000 for a cone/ a cup.

where to eat the best ice cream in saigon kem trang tien where to eat the best ice cream in saigon kem trang tien 2

Kem Trang Tien at Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1

Kem Nhan Chu Tam (Kem Nhan Dinh Tien Hoang)

2 Truong Han Sieu, District 1
Open 1 PM – 11 PM
Prices: VND 15,000 – 20,000 (VND 140,000 for a 1-kg box)

  • A favorite ice cream place among students in Saigon. “Kem Nhan Chu Tam” translates as “Longan Ice Cream Mr. Tam”. The signature flavor, Longan Ice Cream, is said to be the best ice cream in Saigon by its fans.

where to eat the best ice cream in saigon kem nhan chu tam

Longan ice cream at Kem Nhan Chu Tam

  • Special flavors: longan with soya milk, Bac Xiu (Vietnamese coffee with a lot of milk), soursop, green tea, rum, durian.
  • Special features: Peanuts are sprinkled on top. Savory dishes: deep-fried fish balls (“ca vien chien” in Vietnamese, very popular street food, interesting to try)

International Brands

In Saigon, you can easily find these international names in shopping malls: Baskin Robbins, Fanny, Swensen’s, Morico, Dairy Queen, and Haagen Dazs. Prices are generally more expensive than the local ones (VND 40,000 – VND 70,000/scoop). If you want to find out how these international flavors adapt in Vietnam, check them out.

Summary of Where to Eat the Best Ice Cream in Saigon

Definitely try out Vietnamese signature flavors like durian, avocado, longan or coconut ice cream in Saigon!

Check out our private motorbike tours with professional local guides
for fun and insightful trips in Ho Chi Minh City!

family outing in ho chi minh city motorcycle

Check out also:

First time in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Travel Guides for the best destinations in Vietnam

- Advertisement -

More Vietnam Travel Guides

11 Free Things to Do in Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is a must-visit in Southeast Asia because of its...

Planning a Solo Travel to Sa Pa? Here’s How You Do It Right

If you enjoy traveling regularly, you are already aware of the various wonders, and...

Ho Chi Minh Vespa Adventure Tours with Kids

Traveling with your family is fun but planning where to go and what to...

Hoc Mon District in Ho Chi Minh City

Hoc Mon is a tranquil village-style district, but there are a lot of amusement...

Top-rated Night Clubs, Bars, and Pubs in Hanoi

Once experienced the charming atmosphere of Hanoi in the daytime, make sure to visit...

Vietnam Public Activities and Festivals Closures due to COVID

As of October 15, the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam has been well-managed. No sign...
Powered by 12Go system