It is summer time! And what is the best way to escape the Spanish heat? Apart from booking a bed at Mad4You Hostel (we have air conditioning in every room!), how about some delicious ice cream?

Madrid is full of “heladerias” where you can taste artisanal ice creams, some of them really close to our Hostel. Keep reading and you will find out where to enjoy the best ice creams in Madrid! 

It is summer time! And what is the best way to escape the Spanish heat? Apart from booking a bed at Mad4You Hostel (we have air conditioning in every room!), how about some delicious ice cream?

Madrid is full of “heladerias” where you can taste artisanal ice creams, some of them really close to our Hostel. Keep reading and you will find out where to enjoy the best ice creams in Madrid! 

KALUA – Calle Fuencarral 131 & 149 – <M> Tribunal

The motto of Kalua is “Made in Italy? No, made in Kalua” and it cannot be more accurate, as this artisanal ice cream tastes exactly like an Italian gelato.

As a matter of fact, Kalua was born in the beginning of the 80’s in Buenos Aires Argentina, set up by an Italian descendent family.  After having great success in Argentina, the family decided to open several shops in Malaga and, since 2012, also in Madrid. Lucky us! 

LOS ALPES – Calle Arcipreste de Hita 6 – <M> Moncloa

Los Alples was found in 1950 by an Italian man and his Spanish wife and today it is run by their grandchildren who managed to maintain the original recipe of their grandparents.

This famous ice cream shop offers more than 80 flavors and the ingredients all come from the best place of origin. For example: lemons from Murcia and pistachios from Sicily.

Excellency and high standards are key words for the Los Alpes owners and you can taste those qualities in each bite of their ice cream. 

GIUSEPPE RICCI – Calle Huertas 9 <M> Sol

This Ice cream shop, located in the heart of the city, is known for having the creamiest helados of Madrid.

New flavors are offered every day. Starting with the classic ones, such as strawberry, chocolate and cream. To the most original and exotic ones, like watermelon, coconuts and mango. If you feel like trying something new, we suggest you the Mojito flavored one!

LOLO POLOS – Calle de Espíritu Santo 16 <M> Tribunal

Are you in the mood for some colorful popsicles to fight the Madrilenian heat?

Just two minutes walking from Mad4You Hostel, you can find Lolo Polos, a happy ice cream parlor that exclusively sell popsicles. A throwback to your childhood, is it not?

Lovely flavors, such as strawberry-banana with yogurt, and other more refreshing ones, such as orange and lemon or watermelon and cucumber, are just a few of the many options to choose from.  Good (and healthy) news is that those types of popsicles are 100% natural, with no chemicals or preservatives added. We like it!

BICO DE XEADO – Calle Luchana 3 <M> Bilbao

The secret of Bico de Xeado lies in the milk, which comes from farms in Galicia, where the owners originally come from. It is fresh, unique and lighter than any other milk.

Jesus, the owner, wants to avoid any kind of industrialization of his product and only uses fresh and seasonal ingredients, such as vanilla from Madagascar or the Turron from Jijona. Even the store gives you a “farm-like” feeling, as it is completely made of wood, real cozy!

The Staff knows everything about their products and always try to encourage you to try new flavors, even by giving you a little bit to taste so that you can decide which ice cream flavor to get. 

We hope we made you crave for ice cream after reading this Blog! If you are planning to spend some time this summer in sunny Madrid, we recommend you to stop by at least one of the places mentioned above. You will not regret it and will feel restored and refreshed!

For any other information do not forget that our team is 24 hours available at the Mad4You Reception, ready to give you tips and advice. You can also contact us by email at info@mad4youhostel.com or calling to 0034 915 217 549. Also, our website www.mad4youhostel.com has loads of useful information!

Hope to see you soon at Mad4You Hostel!

A big hug from all our staff members!