7 Delicious Gelato Spots in Nairobi

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 22, 2021  

Gelato, the frozen Italian dessert staple, is gaining Kenyan fans and is now the most popular sweet treat on Instagram. Don’t  confuse it with ice cream though. Gelato has a lower fat content than ice cream. Rather than cream, most gelato is made with whole milk. 

What gelato loses in the fat content race, it makes up for in sugar – there’s usually more sugar in Italian gelato than in regular ice cream. Gelato is much more dense and flavorful than factory-made ice cream, since there’s less air churned into the mixture. 

Here are 7 places in Nairobi you can indulge in Gelato:

Fior Di Latte

“Fior di latte” translates to “flower of milk” and this gelateria at Lavington Green Shopping Centre serves the milkiest vanilla gelato with real vanilla beans so don’t be alarmed when you see black spots in your frozen treat. READ MORE 

Mambo Italia 

Famed for their pizza and pasta, their gelato is not too bad either. Their Hibiscus & Star Anise is their most popular gelato serving and you can try it out at one of their 3 branches in Westlands, Garden City or Lavington.   READ MORE 

La Cascina

This Italian restaurant at the Hub in Karen has received rave reviews for it’s Zuppa inglese gelato. Worth trying out?READ MORE 

Mediterraneo Ristorante

Located at the Junction Mall along Ngong road, Gigiri and Westlands, Mediterraneo offers their signature  Coppa stracciatella al rum gelato which is quite pricey but you won’t regret indulging in vanilla and stracciatella gelato with aged rum, whipped cream and chocolate chunks.  READ MORE 


Located in the same spot along Wabera street for the past forty years, Trattoria is arguably the oldest Italian restaurant in the CBD. Their Dulce De Leche gelato comes highly recommended.   READ MORE 

Non Solo Gelato 

Gelato enthusiasts in Nairobi claim the Pistacchio profitterol gelato at Non Solo is legendary. Try it out at their Village Market and Muthaiga branches. READ MORE 

Il Giocoliere

The Cioccolato gelato at Il Giocoliere is rich and is a favorite on their menu. Dig in at Warwick Plaza Gigiri. READ MORE 


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About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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