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Duck Island Ice Cream – Ponsonby

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DUCK ISLAND ICE CREAM HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED IN AUCKLAND. 

When I found out that Duck Island Ice Cream were planning to open a branch in Auckland (their original store is in Hamilton), I was head over heels!!! And then finding out that the store would be located on Ponsonby Road, literally a five minute walk from my flat… well I was jumping with joy all over the place!

I first tried Duck Island Ice Cream at the end of 2017 when they featured at Taste of Auckland. Since then, a few friends and I have taken a roadie down to Hamilton, mainly to have brunch with a few bloggers and of course, to check out Duck Island’s original store too. I tried their Hot Cross Bun and Custard Square flavours, which tasted exactly like the real thing. 

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Cherry & Coconut / Peanut Butter / Peppermint


At last year’s Taste of Auckland, Duck Island featured again – I attended Taste three times, so this meant trying Duck Island three times – six scoops in total, including:

  • Salted Chocolate Brownie – a winner in my books!
  • Passionfruit Coconut
  • Strawberry & Beetroot Sorbet
  • Coconut Caramel Sesame Praline with Peanuts – another winner!
  • Peppermint
  • Ambrosia… complete with marshmallows and jelly!

I visited a few weeks ago with my friend and fellow foodie, Thea, and we both really enjoyed the experience. Their new store on Ponsonby Road is definitely my cup of tea – with dreamy pastel pink walls, a pink mosaic tiled bench top, pink containers stacked with waffle cones, cacti🌵 (instant love) and the many colourful ice creams on display.
THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF. 

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Duck Island offer 24 delicious ice cream flavours, with five options for ordering, including: 

  • Single for $6 – 1 to 2 flavours
  • Double for $8 – 2 to 3 flavours
  • Triple for $9.50 – 3 to 4 flavours
  • Flight for $12 – 8 small scoops of your choice + water
  • Tidler for $4 – 1 flavour

They also offer a range of toppings to enhance your ice cream experience, including: Sherbet, Sprinkles, Whipped Cream, Frosted Peanuts, Vegan Rocky Road (all 50c each) and sauces such as Salty Caramel, Chocolate Fudge and Vegan Chocolate (all $1 each). 

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I ordered 3 scoops for $8 (steal!) and loved the following flavours: 
💫 Toasted Marshmallow
💫 Caramel Sesame Chocolate Peanuts
💫 Passionfruit Coconut – current favourite!

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You can also purchase sundaes, floats, sodas and milkshakes. Plus, ice cream ‘tacos’ and tubs of the good stuff to take home too!

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Ice cream aside, service was super friendly and welcoming, plus there is plenty of seating outside, so bring your family and friends – you will not regret it!!!

Duck Island Ice Cream
182 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby / Instagram / Facebook

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