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Sweet treats to help you cool-off this summer

One of the most satisfying ways to cool down in the summer heat is with a few scoops of your favourite ice-cold treat, and Taupo is serving up some of the most irresistible treats while the sun is shining.

Ice cream, gelato & sorbet

Waterside Restaurant
Getting your hands on one of Watersides' famous 'Freakshakes' is a must when in Taupo! These towering milkshakes are already delicious on their own, but the addition of multiple scoops of ice cream, cream and themed toppings take these to the next level.

Luna's Gelateria
Known for the largest selection of gelato and sorbet in town, Luna’s Gelateria will spoil you for choice with over 30 award winning flavours like Biscotti, After 8 and Black Doris Plum. Not into cones? Then get your gelato/sorbet made into an indulgent thickshake or milkshake, or served over a fresh, fluffy waffle.

Suga Mummas
Located at Taupo's entertainment centre, The Landing, Suga Mummas offers classic ice cream alongside quirky flavours like fig & honey, lemon curd and plum & custard; opt to have your scope on a cookie, croissant or crêpe! They also have 'Boozy Milkshakes' for mum and dad.

Lil Something Cafe
Nestled on the edge of the Waikato River next to Otumuheke Stream sits a cute container cafe that has a 'Lil Something' for everyone. Serving your favourites from ice cream with sprinkles and syrup to fresh barista coffee. Enjoy a soak in the thermal stream with a crunchy waffle cone, or pick up a coffee and walk to Huka Falls.

The New Yorker Ice Cream & More
Sitting on Taupo's lake front is the newest addition to the cool-treat family; The New Yorker Ice Cream cart serves their selection in unique, Americanised ways like their ice cream pizza or root beer float!

Kinloch Store
Whether the kids are jumping from pontoons into the lake or you've just completed part of the Great Lake Trail, cool off with a waffle cone of ice cream (triple scoop condoned!) from Kinloch Store.

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