The finest ice cream in Marbella

On the hunt for not just any old ice cream in Marbella... but the finest

Perfecting the most flawless ice cream can be a daunting task for some... but not in Marbella. Certainly, you can turn any corner and run into a new favourite shop with bursting flavours, but here are a few of the best spots for the perfect ice cream.

Fresca Passione

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Fresca Passione takes its credentials as an Italian gelateria seriously. All ice creams are made in the traditional Italian way by Italian artisans, and even the staff at this bustling shop are Italian. Famed for its friendly atmosphere and market-fresh ingredients, Fresca Passione has a devoted following of local and international fans who go back for second and third helpings. From classic cones to meticulous sundaes with fresh fruit and whipped cream, not even stopping at an ice-cream sandwich in a bun, Fresca Passione has something for everyone. www.frescapassione.es

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Solo Qui

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The Garin family started Solo Qui in 2010 and had one goal in mind: to conserve the taste of childhood. Tucked into the bosom of Puerto Banús, this family business makes all their ice creams and sorbets daily from the highest quality ingredients. Sugar and lactose-free options are also available, as are Breton-style crêpes and Belgian waffles. Grab an ice cream for a walk through the port, or order a litre to take back to the villa. www.soloqui.net

Riva Reno

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Decisions, decisions. Should it be mascarpone and fig, pine nut, Barozzi tart, cinnamon, saffron with sesame, mocha, or pana with sour cherry? From classic favourites to experimental and gourmet options, all made with natural ingredients, this Italian import is an unmissable stop for the true ice cream connoisseur – and anyone who wants to become one. www.rivareno.com

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1 Fresca Passione
2 Solo Qui
3 Riva Reno