Top 5 Places to … Lick Ice Cream

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Cold Stone Creamery
A US-based chain, Cold Stone allows you to pick your favorite ice cream 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.

Daily 10am-10pm. S9-19 & 20, Sanlitun Village South
三里屯Village南区9号楼S9-19,20单元. See Directory for other locations.

Comptoirs de France
Indulge in rich homemade ice cream. Croissants, cookies, sandwiches and salads are 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)
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. See Directory for other locations.

Panino Teca
Best known for their exhaustive variety of sandwiches, this friendly café also stocks all of your favorite gelato flavors. Enjoy a cone at one of their outdoor tables, or beat the heat and stay inside.

1) Daily 8.30am-midnight. S2-11, Bldg 2, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6416 1416); 2) Daily 8am-11pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District (8454 1797)
1) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区2号楼S2-11; 2) 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号

This Italian gelato cafe stays open late, so it’s perfect for an after-dinner treat. Some call it the best ice cream in Beijing.

1) Daily 10am-11.30pm. 24 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District (6417 8890); 2) Daily 6.30am-midnight. Unit 1301, Soho New Town, Chaoyang District (8580 5111)
1) 朝阳区三里屯北路24楼东侧; 2) 朝阳区Soho现代城1301商铺

Eden Juice Bar
A smoothie isn’t an ice cream, but it’s close. Enjoy smoothies made with healthy fresh fruit and organic ingredients at this centrally located Sanlitun juice bar. Try the Berry Bash.

Daily 9am-midnight. Unit A101, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District
(5208 6086)

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