Treat yourself all summer
Summer might just have been invented so that we could have the perfect excuse to eat creamy, cold ice cream. It makes the little ones happy and is the best reason to venture out of the house. Whipped up into a smoothie, atop a cone, loaded with toppings or served with fruit – nothing makes kids stop screaming like ice cream.
Eden Juice Bar
So, smoothies aren’t ice cream, but they’re close enough. And sneaking fruit into healthy smoothies is akin to hiding vegetables in dinner. Get smoothies made with fresh fruit and organic ingredients at this centrally located Sanlitun juice bar. Try the Berry Bash. Daily 9am-midnight. 81 Sanlitun North Road Unit A101, Nali Patio, Chaoyang District. (5208 6086).
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery, a US-based chain of ice cream shops first founded in Arizona, brings Beijingers dozens of creative flavors, several kinds of ice cream cakes and more. Pick your favorite flavor and toppings from the bar, then watch the staffers mash it all together in a decadent whirl of sugary goodness right in front of you – like an ice cream sushi bar. Daily 10am-10pm. S9-19 and 20, The Village at Sanlitun 三里屯Village南区9号楼S9-19, 20单元
Comptoirs de France
Indulge in homemade ice cream. Rich chocolate croissants and cookies. Sandwiches and salads served as well. Could you ask for more? 1) Daily 7am-9pm. 1/F, East Lake Club, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District (6461 1525); 2) Daily 7am-8pm.Rm 102, 1/F, Bldg 15, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6437 8994) 法派, 1) 东城区东直门外大街35号东湖俱乐部1层; 2) 朝阳区建国路89号华贸中心15号楼102
This gelato café stays open late, so it’s perfect for an after-dinner treat. Rumored to be some of the best ice cream found in Beijing. 1) Daily 10am-11.30pm. 24 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 8890); 2) Daily 6.30am-midnight. 1301, Soho New Town, Chaoyang District (8580 5111) 1)朝阳区三里屯路24楼东侧; 2) 朝阳区Soho现代城1301商铺