From ice cream and milkshakes to cupcakes and smores, Hamilton, New Zealand, is home to some of the most delectable desserts!

We’ve compiled a list of five outstanding dessert places you must try if you’re in the area!

Duck Island Ice Cream

Hand-made ice cream that’s made with love, Duck Island products only feature organic and seasonal ingredients! With over 18 flavours daily, you’ll definitely be back to try them all.

We recommend: Orange Blossom Choc-Chip, and the Caramalised Banana and Ginger Caramel.

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Theobroma Chocolate Lounge

The Theobrama Chocolate Lounge takes chocolate desserts to a whole new level! Here you’ll be able to find chocolate in every shape and form! Take a friend and share the chocolate fondue, or drizzle some warm chocolate over mouth-watering waffles.

We recommend: Chocolate Jewels, a delicious range of handcrafted Artisan chocolates.

The Girl On the Swing

With over 90 different flavour combinations available, it’s easy to see why ‘The Girl On the Swing’ has been hailed as the most unique cupcake store and dessert haven in the world.

We recommend: Mahalo – a coconut cupcake with mango buttercream icing.

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Punnet Café

The Punnet Café features desserts that highlight the wonderful flavours of fresh berries. Situated next to the Strawberry Farm, you are able to pick your own berries, before heading back to the café to indulge in some delectable desserts.

We recommend: The blueberry and lemon curd slice


You know the donuts are good when there are lines forming early in the morning before the store even opens. With fresh donuts available in a wide variety of interesting flavours, Mamasdonuts is easily the best place to go if you’re after these doughy delights.

We recommend: Maple Glazed donuts

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